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Reverend Dr. Dennis Leach, Sr., Pastor of
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church -1400
Fitch Street Winston-Salem, NC 27107 invites you
to attend our 2015 Spring Revival ending on Friday,
April 24,2015. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly.
The Rev. Dr. Daryl Aaron from First Baptist Church
in Winston-Salem will be the revivalist for the
Thursday evening service. Rev. Dr. James Linville
from Piney Grove Baptist Church in Winston-Salem,
NC will be the revivalist for the Friday evening serv
ice. For more information, please call the church
office at 336-748-0216.
Starting April 24
The Women's Department of Greater Tabernacle
Worship Center, 1410 Attucks St., presents
Springtime in Paris Fashion Show on April 24 at
6:30 pm. For more information, contact Tamica
Patterson at 336-995-3045. On April 25, at 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Feed Our Guest. On April 26, at 4 p.m
"The Remnant." Host pastor is Apostle B J
Friday night live
"Friday Night Live" will be held at Nehemiah
Worship Center, 4843 Phelps Drive, on Friday, April
24. Guests for the evening will be Bishop Marvin
and Elder Clara Cremedy of Vessels of Honor
Ministries. Service will begin at 7 p.tn. Everyone is
invited to attend.
Dr. Rev. James and Hattie Fulwood of St. Mark
Baptist Church will celebrate their 41st Anniversary
on Friday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winston
Salem Hotel & Spa, 3051 University Parkway. This
event is sponsored by New Day Ministries.
Contact Steve Johnson at 336-987-9953 for more
Starting April 25
Family And Friends Weekend
New Hope A.M.E. Zion Church, 7000
Shallowford Road in Lewisville, will celebrate its
"Family and Friends Weekend Honoring Our
Champions of Faith." On Saturday April 25, there
will be a dinner and comedy show at 4 pjn. with a
donation of $15. On April 26, morning worship will
be at 11 a.m., with the pastor, the Rev. Dairl L. Scott
Sr., speaking. Lunch at 1:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., worship
service with the Rev. Frederick D. Smalley and con
gregation from Sanctuary of Faith Worship Center.
All are invited. Contacts are Catherine Hawkins
Speller 336-407-6415 or Marie Jamerson 336-577
Evangelical Baptist Ministries and Rock of Ages
Baptist Church are sponsoring a "Let Your Light
Shine For Jesus Christ" Crusade, the fourth
Saturday, April 25, at 4 to 6 p.m. at the 25th Street
Grill, 858 25th St. (at corner of 25th and North
Liberty Street). The following ministers and
Christian friends will participate:'
The Rev. Ernest Ford, senior pastor of Rock of
Ages Baptist Church; the Rev. Arnette L. Ford, pas
tot, of Rock of Ages Baptist Church; the Rev.
/Virginia Wofford, founder of Evangelical Baptist
Ministries in Winston-Salem, Rev. Darrell Hampton,
pastor of Union Gospel Baptist Church, Germanton;
and Rev. Dr. Linda Beal, Pastor of New Liberty FGB
Fish dinner sale
Benbow Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 453 East
Main St. in East Bend, will have a Fish Dinner Sale
on Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8
donation, lite Rev. Keith M. Davis is the pastor.
The Celestial Voices of Hanes Memorial C.M.E.
Church is sponsoring a Spring Gala, Saturday April
25, at The Enterprise Center, 1922 South Martin
Luther King, Jr. Drive, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Entertainment will include vocalists Diana Tuffin,
Jackie Sinclair, Carina Straw, Music in Action from
WSSU, and comedy by Tammy Monroe. Music by
DJ. Kingfish. Donation- $30 includes dinner.
Contact Janice Benjamin at 336-744-0506 and
Marvin Blackmon 336-414-1829 for more informa
Spring into shape
On Saturday, April 25 from noon to 2 p.m.,
"SPRING INTO SHAPE" will be held at Calvary
Hill Church of Greater Deliverance .Inc., 4951
Manning St. The United by the Blood Women's
Ministry along with the Greater Men of Calvary will
host a health fair. Activities included are Zumba,
blood pressure checks and much more. Special
guest facilitator will be Dr. Dionne Holmes, Internal
Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,
who will address concerns about every day health
issues. Everyone is invited. Direct all questions to
Sister Evelyn Stanback at 336-744-3012.
Senior Pastor Ernest L. Ford and Pastor Arnette
L. Ford will celebrate their second anniversary
Sunday, April 26. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and
service will begin at 2 p.m. Guest church will be
Union Gospel Baptist Church, of Germanton. Pastor
Dane 11 Hampton will be preaching.
On Sunday, April 26, Zion Memorial Missionary
Baptist Church, 101 N. Dunleith Ave. and the Rev.
See ReHgton on
_ St. James to celebrate 133 years in Winston-Salem
SPECIAL TO THE
St. James African
Church, where the
Reverend Steven L. Lyons
is pastor, will celebrate its
133rd anniversary Sunday,
The public is invited to
attend. St. James is at 1501
N. Patterson Ave. at the
corner of 15 th Street
(across from the US Post
The Church was for
mally organized in 1882
and was located on
Chestnut Street between
First and Second Streets.
In 1888, a building was
erected on Third Street
between Maple Street and
Ridge Avenue. In 1892, the
O g b u r n
ship of the
Rev. Dr. J.T.
former Lee Presbyterian
Church on the comer of
Patterson Avenue and 15th
Street, where the Church
continues to be located.
Church School will
begin at 8:45 a.m. with
Deacon James Lomas in
charge. At 9:45 a.m., the
Rev. Steven L. Lyons and
in the Narthex
area in silent
133 years of
begins at 10
is the Rev. Charles Weldon
Brooks, pastor of Poplar
Springs Christian Church
(formerly Poplar Springs
United Church of Christ),
Pastor Brooks is a
native of Winston-Salem.
After losing his mother at
the age 5, he was reared by
his grandparents in
Raleigh. He is the former
president of .the Southern
Conference of the United
Church of Christ, having
also served as vice presi
dent and chairman of the
Board of Directors. Pastor
Brooks also served as the
chairman of the Church
and Ministry Commission
of the Eastern North
Carolina Association, dele
gate to the United Church
of Christ General Synod,
member of the Board of
Conference Staff Search
Committee and a member
of the Board of Trustees of
Elon University in Elon.
are Rosetta B. Kirkpatrick
and Mona W. Lovett.
'The Dean of Black Preachers' dies at 96
BY FELEC1A PIGGOTT LONG, PHD
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Thousands of pastors, theolo
gians, ministers, teachers, leaders,
family members, friends, and extend
ed family traveled for miles to the
funeral of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C.
Taylor, on Monday, April 13, at the
Concord Baptist Church of Christ in
They came to pay homage to "the
dean of the nation's black preachers"
(Time); "one of the twelve greatest
preachers in the English speaking
world" (Newsweek), "The Prince of
Taylor served as the pastor of
Concord Baptist Church of Christ, a
14,000-member congregation, for 42
years. In the spirit of coming full cir
cle, the current pastor of Concord
Baptist Church of Christ, Rev. Dr.
Gary V. Simpson, delivered the eulo
gy titled "Tlie Angel's Final WordL,
Taylor was born in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, in 1918, the grandson of
former slaves. He died on Easter
Sunday, April 5 at age 96 in Durham.
Taylor was a mentor and close friend
of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
These two men were among a group
who formed the Progressive National
Baptist Convention around 1960,
which became a platform for King's
civil rights work. Taylor served as
president of the denomination in the
Taylor also collaborated with the
Rev. Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, pastor
emeritus of Abyssinian Baptist
Church in New York City, to publish
a text to encourage pastors called
"We Have This Ministry: The Heart
of the Pastor's Vocation (1996)."
Taylor and Proctor are considered
two of the most highly respected pas
tors of recent times.
In Taylor's honor on Sunday,
April 12, the Rev. Dr. John Mendez,
pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church
and close friend and fellow scholar of
played one of
mons, for the
titled, "I Know
Liveth." It has
been called "one
of the greatest
focuses on Job's
response to his
friends who have
accused and criti
cized Job for
bringing so much
himself. Job has
lost his children,
his health, and
his wealth, yet,
he trusts in God.
theme is based on
Job 19:25-26 -
"For I know that
liveth, and that
he shall stand at
the latter day
upon the earth:
And though after my skin worms
destroy this body, yet in my flesh
shall I see God." Job comes to this
Mendez has invited Taylor to
preach at Emmanuel on several occa
sions. Mendez remarked that if he
had the opportunity to preach a eulo
gy on this "Prince of Preachers," he
would celebrate this giant-of-a-man
by taking his text from Genesis 6:4 ?
"There were giants in the earth in
those days ... the same became
mighty men which were of old, men
of renown." Mendez attended
Taylor's funeral in Brooklyn.
Dr. Herbert Miller II, senior pas
The Dean of Black Preaching, the Rev. Dr. Gardner C.
Taylor, at the gala banquet for the Urban Theological
Institute's 25th anniversary.
tor First Baptist Church, Lexington,
N.C., has always been impressed with
Taylor's powerful sermons.
"Gardner C. Taylor was one of the
most effective preachers who ever
lived. He had a brilliant command of
the English language, and when he
preached, he was able to paint a pic
ture with words. He was highly edu
cated, but his delivery was full of the
Holy Spirit," Miller said.
"When I listened to his sermons, I
could smell the aromas, feel the wind,
taste the dust in the air. I found myself
in the story. When a preacher can pull
the audience into the biblical narra
See Taylor on B5
Baptist Training Institute
SPECIAL TO THE Velma White; and Pastors
CHRONICLE and Ministers - Rev. Dr.
The 62nd annual On Wednesday, April
Forsyth Countywide 29 at 7:30 p.m., the Rev.
Baptist Training Institute Dr. Dennis Leach, pastor of
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win uc ai uic
Monday, April 27
May 1, from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m.
The theme of
the institute is
Reaching: Planting Seeds
that Grow and Grow"
The instructors for the
Institute will be: Senior
Missionaries - Sheila
Sullivan; Young Adults -
Harrison; Gloria Brown,
Jeannette Huntley, Kay
Lewis, Virginia Marshall;
Youth - Charlene Roseboro
and Victoria Roseboro;
Sunday School - Minister
Velma McCloud; Deacons
- Dr. Valarie Morrow;
Ushers - Rev. Dr. James M.
Lewis, Jr.; Nurses' Guild -
will be the guest
Young Adults -
president, and Diane
Piggott, director; Youth -
James Huntley, president,
and Jeanette Huntley,
supervisor; Sunday School
Union - Minister Velma
McCloud; Deacon's Union
- Deacon Evelena
Claybom; Usher's Union -
April Timmons; Nurses'
Guild - Azalee Hufful; and
Conference - Rev. Dr.
Joycelyn Johnson is the
For information, call
Rosetta Gore at 336-817
Don't Be Deceived
By the end
of this lesson,
God's Word so
that we know
now to identity
? Practice love daily and don't support false teachings
Background: John's epistles were penned sometime
around AD 85-95. To move ideas in the empire, the
Roman postal system couldn't be used; therefore travel
ing teachers and merchants spread the news. Those indi
viduals traveled by boat, on animals or on foot. By now,
the aging apostle desired to encourage and to warn
believers about false teachings. Of course the false teach
ings came from Gnosticism. This system of thought was
based on the premise thai the body was evil thus Jesus
couldn't be human and divine at the same time; Salvation
could only come from "secret knowledge"; and they had
no moral standards. For the first 120 years, the church
(ekklesia) met in homes or by rivers outside the city
gates. Traveling teachers were customarily invited to stay
in the homes of believers who provided whatever they
needed. The tone of the epistles was not corrective in
nature but encouraged the believers to walk in love, in
truth which leads to obedience and to be aware of decep
Lesson: John's salutation simply identifies himself
as "elder" referring to his position in the church. This
epistle is written to the "chosen or elect" lady. Scholars
haven't formed a consensus for this term. It could have
meant a wealthy female believer and her children or a
wealthy female believer who allows fellow believers to
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