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Dennis Sawyers


Minister Dennis Sawyers is a native of Washington, D.C. He was educated in the D.C. Metropolitan area's public school system, and attended the University of the District of Columbia, where he majored in economics and finance.

Minister Sawyers serves under the covering of Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., and Co-Pastor Susie C. Owens at the Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, Washington, D.C.  He serves on the Ministers’ Alliance of the Church and as a worship leader for the congregation.   He is also a leader in the men’s ministry.  He is the president of the Board of Trustees of the Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School, Washington, D.C. and serves in several other civic capacities.

He has ministered and recorded with the Richard Smallwood Singers, Tramaine Hawkins, Yoland Adams, and other notable gospel artists.  He has performed on stages throughout the United States and Europe, and in concert with such talent as Denyce Graves.  His teaching ministry has maintained a focus on matters of praise, worship, and Christian character, and his delivery of the gospel points the lost to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

In May 1998 Minister Sawyers was consecrated and licensed for ministry under the auspices of the Mt. Calvary Holy Churches of America, Inc.  He has committed the use of his ministry gifts to the benefit of the Body of Christ.  His preaching, teaching, writing and singing are all for the advancement of the Lord’s Kingdom.

If he were to boast of anything other than the saving power of Christ, he would boast of his marriage to Kimberly Ann, his sons Carrington Ronald Allen and Marcel McLean, and his daughter Gabrielle Elizabeth.

As for the Father’s mercy and abundant grace in his life, Minister Sawyers quotes the refrain,

Were the whole realms of nature mine

Twould be a present far too small

Love, so amazing, so divine

Demands my life, my all 

Dennis Sawyers