Pastor Calvin Lee Franklin was born on January 31, 1949. He is the son of Clarence and Thelma Franklin. Pastor Franklin is a product of the New Orleans School System as well as a 1968 graduate and basketball letterman of St. Augustine High School. He graduated in 1978 from Southern University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Union Baptist Theological Seminary of New Orleans. He also serves as an executive board member of the First District Missionary Baptist Association. Pastor Franklin has been married to Dawn Patricia Franklin for 35 years. Pastor Franklin has six wonderful children; Derek, Din, Rashaad, Leisa, Euanika, and Keisha.