Austin (’56) and Wilma Calder wish to send their greetings to our NBBI family.
Austin Calder graduated from New Brunswick Bible Institute in 1956. Since then, with support from his wife, Wilma, he has been serving the Lord in the pastorate and as a travelling evangelist. Austin pastored the Allagash Baptist Church in Allagash, ME, the Calvary Baptist Church in Moncton, NB and the People’s Church in Truro, NS. After leaving the pastorate, Austin did evangelism for 15 years with New Life Ministries.
Following his retirement, Austin and Wilma moved back to his summer home on Campobello Island. While there he assisted the North Road Baptist Church by filling in as their Pastor for a few years and then Wilson’s Beach Baptist Church. When he finished at Wilson’s Beach, Pastor Calder was 84 years old. He turned 92 on February 5, 2013.
Currently, Austin and Wilma live with their daughter, Grace, in Halifax, NS. Austin is still an avid reader, averaging two books per month and just finished reading through the Bible for the 58th time. He routinely speaks of his past ministries with great enthusiasm and love for his former congregants and friends. He often prays for those of whom he thinks.
The Calders’ eldest daughter, Grace works as a real-estate agent in Halifax, and is also a private Christian Counsellor. She has just finished writing her first book entitled “A Heart of Flesh”, which is available on-line through Amazon. Their middle daughter Lorraine is living in Tennessee with her husband, Ken, and working as missionaries with Above and Beyond, an organization they built. His son Austin Jr. (Gerald) works as Senior pastor in Florida at South Palm Beach Community Church, and is married with four children. If you would like to send the Calders a note their address is:
304-647 Bedford Hwy
Halifax, NS B3M 0A5