HELPING CELEBRATE 60—From left: Deacon Leonard Smith, Pastor Robert Carswell, Elder Melvin Turner, and Elder Malcom Nowlin. (Photos by Jackie McDonald)
It was an afternoon delight recently as the family and members of Potters House Ministries gathered on the Gateway Clipper to celebrate the 60th Birthday of their Pastor, Bishop Otis L. Carswell.
HAPPY COUPLE—Bishop Otis Carswell and wife Messenger Annette Carswell.
LONG TIME FRIENDS—Lee Henderson, left, speaking for long time friends of Bishop Otis Carswell.
LENDING THEIR SUPPORT—From left: Kim Robinson, Davina Carswell, Natalie Williams, and Erica Taylor with other church members in attendance lending their support to their pastor.
PROUD MOTHER—Mom Sarah Carswell, gives accolades about her son.
GIVING THEIR SUPPORT—Pastor James and Lady Jou-Al Burwell helps the Otis Carswell celebrate.
LOVING THE OUTDOOR SPACE—Neil Mehta, Eustace Uku, Richard Portis, Kimberley Slater-Wood and Habeb Ade
SKEEPHI PARTIERS—Jasmine Beckwith, Denyse Cullens and Tricia Mayo
The celebrants cheered and applauded as Stevie Wonder’s rendition of “Happy Birthday to Ya” was sung as the Guest Of Honor descended from the upper deck of the ship. Many neighboring Pastors and lifelong friends joined in with Bishop Carswells’ mother, Sarah Carswell as they shared their gifts, sentiments, history and joy of knowing Bishop Carswell from his post military years to his beginnings in Ministry. A special birthday greeting and Proclamation from Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto was presented by Bishop Loran Mann. The setting sun on Pittsburgh’s scenic 3 Rivers created a golden backdrop as the dancing continued throughout the evening.