Funeral held for Bishop Fred Caldwell

Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 12:04 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 1:40 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On Friday, Aug. 5, Bishop Fred Caldwell Sr. was laid to rest.

Caldwell served as the pastor for Greenwood Acres Full Gospel Baptist Church (FGBC). He started his pastorage journey more than 40 years ago in 1977, and served at Greenwood Acres beginning in 1981. A close friend of Caldwell says his legacy will leave a lasting impact on the ArkLaTex.

”Bishop Caldwell was a man of principle. If he believed in it, you were not going to move him off of his position. He was a loving man. He was an amazing and brilliant businessman and he was an outstanding pastor,” said Bishop Robert Blakes.

”Even though Bishop Caldwell was desired by the world, Shreveport had him and had his heart and whenever you saw him and talked to him, it was always talking about impacting Shreveport and the downtrodden communities of Shreveport,” Bishop Samuel Blakes, Robert’s brother, said.

Caldwell leaves behind a wife and two children.

On July 22, Greenwood Acres FGBC made the announcement on Facebook that Caldwell passed away. Caldwell was a well-known figure on Body of Christ Radio, a teacher, and one of the original founders of Greenwood Acres FGBC.

See Greenwood Acres FGBC’s Facebook announcement here:

Funeral arrangements will be held as follows:

Open Visitation

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday- Aug. 4, 2022

Greenwood Acres Family Life Centre

7530 Greenwood Road

Shreveport, LA 71119

Funeral (masks required)

10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5

Greenwood Acres Family Life Centre


1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5

Northwest Veterans Cemetery

7970 Mike Clark Road

Keithville, LA 71047

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