Reverend Shevalle T. Kimber
Shevalle Turner Kimber a native of New Haven, CT, is a product of the New Haven public school system, whereas, after she graduated from high school, she attended the Amore Institute of Hair Design, and has been a successful licensed cosmetologist for the past 25 years, and was forced into early retirement in 2009, after an injury to her right hand.
Shevalle Kimber served as president of My Sister Keeper Inc. Ministry of the First Calvary Baptist Church where they hosted semi- annual community health fairs, sponsored annual scholarships as well as maintained a food, clothes pantry, just to name a few. Shevalle Kimber is also a graduate of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention Christian Leadership School and holds a diploma in Biblical Studies. She is a Certified Dean of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Sunday school Publishing Board. In Addition, in 2012, Shevalle Kimber became the first African American in the history of the State of Connecticut to serve as a commissioner for the State of Connecticut Examining Board of Hairdressers, Barbers and Cosmetologist.
Currently, Kimber is a proud graduate of American Baptist College of Nashville TN, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and receive a BA in Bible and Theology. She was also inducted into the Delta Epsilon Chi, The Association for Biblical Higher Education Honor Society. During her matriculation at American Baptist College she served as President of Vashti Sisterhood of (ABC) and is on the 2017 Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities; it should be noted that She has been on the Presidents List for the past 4 semesters. Now a student at Yale Divinity School, Shevalle is forever mindful 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV), “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Rev. Kimber answered her call to the ministry of preaching and teaching on April 25, 2016, preached her initial Sermon on July 3, 2017 entitled, Don’t Be Scared, Let The Lord Use You, and she was ordained on July 1, 2018.
Shevalle Kimber is married to Rev. Dr. Boise Kimber, Senior Pastor of the First Calvary Baptist Church, in New Haven CT, and of the Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church in Stamford, CT where she has served under his leadership for the past 22 years. She is the very proud mother of Ronald, Shevalle and Savion and is happy glad to be the grandmother of Sean, Tristan and London. Shevalle enjoys reading, eating and Zumba, and her favorite scripture is; Galatians 8:31; what, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? If you would like to connect with Reverend Kimber on Social Media, look her up on Facebook or Twitter under #FearlessFaith or on Instagram under Shevaluable.