Rev. Dr. Brian Odem Bellamy
Reverend Dr. Brian Odem Bellamy, a native of New Haven, Connecticut is the son of Mrs. Dorothy Smith Bellamy and the late Mr. Elbert Bellamy. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College, Rev. Bellamy earned a Master of Divinity degree as a “Robert Seymour Scholar” from Yale University Divinity School and a Master of Sacred Theology from the same institution. He earned a Ph.D. in Religious Social Ethics from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) in conjunction with Hartford Seminary. Rev. Bellamy also completed an extended unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with the Yale-New Haven Hospital Religious Ministries Department.
Rev. Bellamy has served as the Youth Pastor of Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church of Hamden, Connecticut for three years and as the Senior Pastor of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Hamden, Connecticut for twelve years. Under Rev. Bellamy’s exceptional leadership at Friendship, the congregation grew spiritually and numerically in mission and ministries. During his tenure, Rev. Bellamy led the development of new programs for the church and the community as they became a debt free congregation. In addition to purchasing investment property, Rev. Bellamy made numerous other accomplishments.
Outside of his work in the church, Reverend Bellamy was a professor in the Division of Arts and Sciences for fourteen years at the University of New Haven. He has participated with numerous community-based programs and organizations and has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Windmill Foundation.
Rev. Bellamy was called to serve as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in February 2021. A gifted, humbled, exceptional, and visionary leader, Rev. Bellamy is the ninth pastor in the Church’s 119-year history of worshipping Christ. As God continues to use Pastor Bellamy in fulfilling the call to this branch of Zion, the congregation is blessed to have him as its spiritual leader.
Pastor Bellamy is blessed to be married to the former Ashley Nichole Myrick, a graduate of Morgan State University and Boston University School of Medicine. After completing her residency at Bridgeport Hospital-Yale New Haven Health, Dr. Bellamy began practice as an Obstetrician/ Gynecologist (OBGYN).
Rev. Dr. Brian and Dr. Ashley are the proud parents of two beautiful girls, Dessie Lee and Ruby Grace, and welcome baby Luke Odem into their family.
With the love of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Bellamy’s come to Mount Calvary with a holy anticipation to share and to serve!