Who We Are

Unity in the Family, Inc


Unity In The Family, Inc, a 501(c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit organization was established to give individuals in our community a workable option in gaining the ability to reconcile relationships with their families. 

This reconciliation will occur by men and women regaining power over their life controlling problems such as drugs, sex, alcohol, food, gambling, compulsive behavior, work, emotional dysfunctions, social dysfunctions, or any substance and/or behavior that they cannot stop in spite of the negative consequences created in their life. 


Our mission remains to present the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the source of LOVE, HOPE and a Transformation from life controlling problems. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13).

Community Based Organization


“Unity In The Family Ministry” was founded by the leading of the Holy Spirit, and has been given the task of assisting and providing members of our community a workable option in gaining reconciliation with their families.  This reconciliation will occur by empowering our members with the ability to gain control over their life controlling problems by a renewing of their minds and transforming their lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   

Awards (Call office for complete listing)

2018:  Dr. Calvin Avant received the  NAACP's 2018 Organization Award. NAACP's Pensacola Branch # 5124 held its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet; its' theme was Defeat Hate -Vote.  At the banquet Unity In The Family Ministry and Dr. Calvin Avant were honored as Organization of the Year for the work it has done in the community.  

1994: Prince Georgian of the Year Award (Maryland)

Jolene Avant


The Jolene Avant Center for Excellence was officially dedicated on March 12, 2016.  It is named after Jolene Avant, Lawyer, Wife and Mother. Jolene Avant was a native of Pensacola, Florida and was also a product of the Escambia County Public School System. 

Wife of Dr. Calvin Avant and mother to Amy Avant. Jolene was a Human Resource Specialist and Attorney. Jolene Avant left Pensacola and relocated to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in the 1970's and resided in the Washington, DC area until 1995. 

In 1995 Jolene, Dr. Avant and daughter Amy relocated to Brevard County, Florida (Space Coast). In 2001, Jolene passed suddenly of an aneurysm. The Jolene Avant Center for Excellence is a testament to her life, accomplishments and achievements.

Pastor Calvin Avant

Pastor Avant preparing to perform a Christian Wedding Ceremony.  "Family and friends we have come together today at the invitation of the Bride and Groom to share the Gospel in the joy of their wedding." "In order for weddings to reflect Christ, we must first truly know him. Spend time in his Word, learning what it means to be part of the ministry and all the blessings of what he has done for you. Your wedding will be a reflection of your beliefs.”   There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.  Unity In The Family Ministry, Inc. 

Dr. Calvin Avant, Pastor 

615 N. W Street  Pensacola, FL 32534 

Phone: (850) 433-9377 Fax: (850) 434-9277