Sylvester Lee Myers Sr. was born October 20, 1949 to the parentage of Virgie and Henry Myers in Austin, Texas.
Sylvester attended school in Shiner, Texas and Austin Independent School District.
Sylvester’s father called him “Butcher Boy,” but his siblings began to call him “BULL” which became a household name. Sylvester married the love of his life, Joyce Marie Delores Ann Manor, on August 10, 1968. They spent 54 years of happy wedding bliss; August 10, 2023 would have completed 55 years of marriage. To this union, 3 children was born: Sharon Denise, Sherry Ann, and Sylvester Lee Jr. Sylvester had 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-granddaughters whom he loved dearly.
As a teenager, Sylvester's first job was as a Chef at KFC on Airport Blvd. in Austin, Texas. Sylvester spent the majority of his life driving cabs for companies, such as: Harlem Cab, Yellow Checker Cab, American Cab, Roy’s Cab, and Orange Cab Company.
Pastor Myers and family moved back to Austin the summer of 1965, and the family joined St. John's COGIC #2 under Pastor Eldridge Evans. Later years, the LORD spoke to Elder Myers and told him to start his own ministry. In 1988, House of Prayer COGIC was birthed in Austin, Texas. Later years, House of Prayer COGIC convened in Taylor, Texas. Souls were saved under the ministry. Finally, House of Prayer COGIC moved back to Austin where Pastor and Lady Joyce continued the work of House of Prayer COGIC. Pastor Myers was under the umbrella of Texas Southeast 3rd Jurisdiction, under the leadership of Bishop C. L. Bryant. He was a member of the District Texas South Central, under the leadership of Dr. Ricky E. Allen. Pastor Myers never met a stranger, and served wherever he was needed; always willing to lend a helping hand. Pastor Myers was a great son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, confidant. Pastor Myers was always willing to help, whether it be money, needing a ride, or "plain old pray for me Pastor."
On June 19, 2023, God saw fit to come and receive Pastor Myers. Our family already feel the major void with him not being here. But we rejoice knowing that Pastor Myers lived the life that he sung, taught, and preached about. Pastor Myers leaves a legacy that we will continue. Pastor Myers was preceded in death by: his parents, his mother and father-in-law, 6 brothers, and a very special grandson (Denzel Myers). Pastor Myers leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife of 54 years and 10 months; his 3 children (Sharon, Sherry, and Sylvester Jr.); 2 grandchildren (Andrew and Trishawn); 4 great-granddaughters; 7 sisters (Arvell, Rubye, Henrietta, Emma, Joyce, Beulah, Laura); and, 1 brother (Wendell). He also leaves to cherish his memories: 1 uncle (Alvin Smith Sr.); 1 aunt (Betty Lauderdale Jones); as well as a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends.