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If God Is Able Then What Is Keeping You From Your Miracle? Luke 18:26-27 “And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Henry nelson Matthew 17:2021 says, “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for assuredly, I say to you, If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there; and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Amen!
am thankful that we serve an awesome and mighty God! I am glad that He has everything in control even though it seems that everything around us is out of control! I readily admit that there are times that God seems a million miles away, but in reality, He is closer than you think. Amen!
He is as close as the mention of His name! Whatever your needs may be, He is always there to help bear our load. If we are tempted, He is able to deliver. If we are sick, He is able to heal. And whenever we need a miracle, God is still the miracle worker! Amen! I do not want, in any way, to portray our Savior as some kind of errand boy who is at our beckon and call. But, I do want to say that God is concerned about His children, and He is always there to answer the prayer that is ushered out of a heart of faith! It seems that many times the reason why you fail to receive an answer from God is not because you have not prayed. It is not because you have not known God’s Will or Way. But, it is because of a lack of your faith! Amen! It has never been a question of God’s ability or power, for by our text you read that “for with God all things are possible to them that believe!” So if you will allow me again to ask the question, “If God is able, what’s keeping you from your miracle?” We serve an awesome and mighty God!
There is no lack to our God and His mighty power. He is not some gray-headed grandfatherly figment of our imagination that walks stooped over with some weather beaten staff in hand. The God of this Bible that is declared to be the Almighty God who knows no limitations or bounds. He is the Ancient of Days who fills up all space and time! He is the Great Creator of this universe who has made all things including man whom He made in His own image! And what God becomes to us strictly depends upon how we really see Him. How big He becomes depends on how you put the magnifying scope of His Word to your spiritual eyes, and focus in upon a God who is bigger than anything you could ever imagine! Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Amen When you think that the moon is just over 100 thousand miles away from the earth. And Pluto, the farthest planet in our solar system is nearly 10 billion miles away. And traveling even farther, 50 billion miles from the earth is what scientist call Interstellar Space, and even it reach-
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es distances impossible for us to imagine! There you find the Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our galaxy. It is just 25 trillion miles away! Just a Sunday drive! Just to reach that star by space travel traveling at the speed of light, it would take an entire human lifetime to get there! And beyond that, you find what is known as Intergalactic Space, which is the space between galaxies. And beyond that, there is absolutely no ending! Can you imagine a place where no human telescope can discover the contents of its black scape? A place where no human will ever go? Distances so vast and great that no human mathematical equation is ever going to measure it and then to realize that God is bigger than that? Just the mere whisper of the voice of God created it all! It was not anything for God to structure this universe and everything you will ever discover about it. It was just not a big problem for God! He never even broke a sweat! If you would like the rest of this week’s message, Please request it at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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12th Annual Religious Hall of Fame Banquet Slated for Saturday By Lola Searcy
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ore than 12 years ago, while driving along in his car, Mr. William “Bill” Blair was divinely prompted to start the Religious Hall of Fame. “Pastors for centuries have committed their lives to the ministry of people. There are numerous Halls of Fame hailing the feats of countless people, but who has done more for our lives, communities and society than the preacher” our heritage is steeped in the grassroots of our Pastors”, exclaims Dr. Blair. This Saturday at 12:00 pm (High noon), at the Sterling Hotel, located at 1055 Regal Row, here in Dallas, the tradition continues. Dr. Blair will add another twelve men to the list of the more than 150 past inductees who hold the distinction of being a part of the only organization of its kind in the country!
Prophet James Andrews, Jr.,
was born, raised and educated in the Dallas Independent S c h o o l District. As a child he was brought up at Prophet James Andrews, Jr the Bexar S t r e e t Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas under the pastorate of his late grandfather, the Rev. R.L. Robertson. Prophet James is also the nephew of the current pastor, Dr. C.C. Robertson, President of the national Missionary Baptist Convention of America. Prophet James has evangelized throughout the country and in 1989 founded the Dallas Rhema Word Church. This was
the first Black prophetic ministry to come to Duncanville, Texas. With Prophet James’ love for the Lord ad for God’s people he decided to further his education by attending Bible College in Kingston, Jamaica and Seoul, Korea in the Hallelujah Mountains.
Dr. Bernard Black was born in
Tyler, Texas. He attended Elementary and High School in the Tyler Independent S c h o o l District. He Dr. Bernard Black attended W i l e y College in Tyler and Wiley College Extension School in Ft. Worth. Rev. Black continued his education in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Grand Canyon university, obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Steven’s Baptist College, Master’s Degree from International Bible Institutional Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Guadalupe Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Black also holds a Certificate from Bishop College, Lacy Kirk Institute. Dr. Black has served as Pastor of the South Phoenix Baptist Church since 1965. The church has grown from a small property, to one of the leading churches in the State of Arizona. Dr. Bernard Black serves as the Moderator of the Zion Rest District Association, President of the Arizona State Convention, as well as Vice-President of Financial Affairs in the national Missionary Baptist Convention of America.
Dr. A. Charles Bowie hails from the great state of ohio. He is now serving
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i n his 34th year as Pastor of the East Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cleveland, ohio. Dr. Bowie was Dr. A. Charles Bowie ordained in the Gospel ministry in 1962 at the True Light Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas by his late father Reverend William Bowie, Jr. and educated at the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas; Lamont School of Music at Denver university, a graduate of Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas and Ashland Theological Seminary in Cleveland, ohio. Dr. Bowie is the President of the General Missionary Baptist Association of ohio, Vice President of Boards of the nMBCA, a member of the Board of Directors of the R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation; and an instructor in the national Baptist Sunday School and Baptist Training union.
Rev. Mark C.J. Davis is the Pastor of the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is a graduate of South oak Cliff High Rev. Mark C. J. Davis School. In March of 1976 at the tender age of ten years old, he accepted his call into the ministry at the Fellowship Baptist Church, where his father the Rev. continued....page 9
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eSoto High School graduate and basketball player standout, Chelsea Gardner has signed a
scholarship to play basketball at the university of Kansas. But not only did Chelsea excel on the basketball court; being a member of the 1st team All-District, Defensive Player of the year, uSA Junior AllState High School Basketball Team; All-State 5-A Team, 5-A District, her athletic accomplishments go on and on. And not only is Chelsea a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, excels in the classroom as well. She graduated from DeSoto High this past June in the top 10 percent of her class of 544 members. She has also received the national Achievement Academy Award, and the national Mathematics Award. She is very active in her community working and volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas oak Cliff Branch. She participates in the young Leadership Keystone Club, Collegiate Steps, just to name a few.
Chelsea is the daughter of Aubrey and Lois Gardner. She has one brother, one sister and two nephews and one niece. She is a member of the Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Hutchins, Texas where she serves in the Sunday School, usher Board and youth /young Adult Choir. Chelsea plans to major in Computer Engineering at the university of Kansas.
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Out of the Eyes of a Layman Black Foreclosure In America”
oreclosure on Black owned homes and busiGene Turner nesses are always prevalent in Black neighborhoods in America, Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with America, it’s just some of the people within America. People who own real estate and mortgage companies are the ones who have the power to cause real problems for the homeowners. It seems harder for Black communities, because right now it seems that we are going back to the old days. “Last Hired – First Fired”. This causes a great problem for most people, they can not come up with the money to get things straight because the mortgage company can go up on the payment every few months, because of this, or that reason which you really do not understand because you do not know anything about the mortgage business. They do not tell you that they have sold your note 2 or 3 times to other banks. They do not mention these facts to you. After draining you of all your little money by threatening letters they send you, a letter of foreclosure and it scares you to death, so, in order not to be embarrassed by getting set out by officials we up and leave our homes without any protest, or “Fight Back”. That is playing right into their hands. For your information there is another way. Another way for you to keep your home in tact. There are some people that I know who can make a difference in this matter. These people are feared by mortgage companies, because they know these people understand the working order of these companies and that Is nerve racking to them, because they know
they cannot pull the wool over their eyes. These people I am talking about have helped many, many people save their homes, plus money. If you are in a position as has been described I can help you save your property and money by introducing you to these people, and believe me I know what I am talking about. If this will help you solve foreclosure problems, or problems leading up to foreclosure please call me at the following number. Gene Turner 214 228-9470. I will put you in touch with the people who are willing and very much able to help you. Let us not forget to read our BIBLES, and may God bless you REAL GooD and may He ever keep you in His loving care. Layman and activities please call Gene Turner at 214-228-9470
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man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we Geraldine will reap a harvest if we do not give Davidson-Hooker up.”_ Galatians 6:79 In the spring, a farmer prepares the soil, plants the seed, and waits several days for the first signs of life. Many weeks pass before a few inches of growth occur and several months go by before it’s time to harvest. Much hard work and patience go into reaping a bountiful crop. The soil of our spiritual field is rich, full of nutrients and moisture; and whether we realize it or not, we are working hard and planting in our field every single day. Let me say that again: Every day as we go out into the world we are planting into our spiritual field. Anything we plant is going to grow and produce a harvest according to what we have planted. Every day we are given the opportunity to go into the field and plant new seed; “His compassions never fail, they are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23). We are also given the choice of which seed to plant. Seeds of faith and forgiveness are essential for our eternal survival. Seeds of hope and trust are necessary for a life of peace and contentment. And seeds of love, purity, worship and praise are the seeds which will make our fields beautiful a fragrant offering to the Lord. But there is another type of seed - the seeds of lies and deception, of worldly passions and self exaltation. unfortunately, once these seeds are planted, they can grow faster and stronger than all competing plants. If allowed to grow, these sinful seeds will rise up to dominate the field and choke everything which draws us closer to God; “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature” (Luke 8:14). Today is a new day with a new opportunity to plant. We must not grow weary of planting that which draws us closer to God; “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think of such things” (Philippians 4:8). Today, we WILL plant - so let’s plant wisely! Let’s sow seed which glorifies our Heavenly Father and honors Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior; and let’s nurture our field with an unending love. Let’s sow the seeds of a bountiful harvest which is free of weeds as we daily abandon the sinful nature and sow to please the Spirit.
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have a program set up to help ease and comfort new students. Ask the counselor to talk with her and know that this is going to sound share with her the good things funny to a lot of your readers, about the school. Then you can but I am really serious. My give your daughter pointers on daughter is scared out of her mind how to make new friends. I’m because she’s about to start public sure she has met some of the chilschool for the first time. Her fear dren in the neighborhood; so, get has turned into anger towards me, her to buddy up with one of them and she’s been acting differently. Dr. karen Hollie because the school is new to her She’s more withdrawn and sulky all but not them. Let her know that the time. She has been in private school up until now. She is in going to the 9th the school has her best interest in heart. Also, grade, and we just don’t have the money this remind her continually that you are only a phone year for private school. We live in a “good” call away. neighborhood in the southern part of the county, Dr. Hollie is a Pastor and practicing psybut my area has seen its fair share of the news in chotherapist in the city. For questions and comthe past year. My daughter has seen the news stories of kids getting killed, beat up, bullied ments, please write to email@example.com. badly, etc. She is a total mess, and I don’t know For therapy appointments, please call Dr. how to calm her down. I know this sounds triv- Hollie’s office at 214-393-2940. ial compared to some of the other letters you get, but this is my baby and I don’t know how ease her fears. So, please tell me what to do and say to help her. Fearful
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ur church school lesson was “Walk in God’s path” Judges 13:1-8, 2425. The lesson opens with Israel in captivity again. In all of the lessons for this eld Lloyd T. Morgan quarter we see the on again off again attitude of Israel towards God. Before we judge them too harshly we must take a close look at ourselves and ask are we consistent in our love and obedience to God. The Philistines have oppressed them for forty years but because of his love and compassion for Israel God chose a woman who had not been able to have children to be the mother of a special son, named Samson. Sampson was a nazirite unto the Lord. As strong as Samson physically he was one of the weakest men spiritually he had no self control. He was born to begin to deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines. Jesus came to deliver
us from bondage to sin and he did not fail. our morning message was brought by Evangelist Vickie Dean from the subject “Show me something”Jam.2:1420; 26. The point was well made that there are many within the church community that are more talkers than they are doers of God word. The church of old works spoke for them. The world today is looking to the church for spiritual leadership but becomes disillusioned when they see more talk about how God want us to live than they do people that are actually living according to God’s word. There is a saying that drives home the point “I can’t hear what you are saying for watching what you are doing” and “I would rather see a sermon that hear one any day”. As believers we must let our light shine more now than ever because of the darkness that exist in our world. Be blessed Rev 3:2 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
o you have needs in your life that cannot be fulfilled by man? Well, with the right attitude, we can find ourselves on the mountain of expectation. With this attitude of Pastor Clarence Henderson expectation, you are just right for a miracle. We are to pray expectantly. Prayer is not a one-way conversation. Just as we allow God to speak to us when we read and study his word, so also we delight in His speaking to us after we have prayed. But at times, we knock and then run away before he opens the door. Therefore, because we now have an attitude of expectation, we learned how to wait patiently on the Lord. ultimately our strength is renewed and our coming out of the prayer closet is better than our going in. Wo! “He rewards us openly”.
From the Mount
ur Sunday school lesson titled, “Walk in God’s Path” Judes 13: 18 and 24-25, the lesson high points were, “We must prepare for leadership, the need for Johnny king God’s direction in our preparation and our strategy to walk on God’s path.” Dr. Johnny King delivered the morning message titled, “Stirred, But not Change” II Corinthians 7: 6-11, his high points were, “Guilt is a means to an end and not an end in itself, repentance is the only true reaction to guild and visible change is the evidence of repentance.” Rev. Larry Williams delivered our Sunday night message titled, “Its Shouting Time” Luke 1: 39-41. Join us this Sunday (8/14) at 03:00 our Choir will present their annual day, Bishop K. D. Davis and 6th Avenue Baptist Church from Corsicans, Texas will be our guest
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August 13: Elite news presents the 12th Annual Blair and Beckwith Religious Hall of Fame, Saturday, August 13 at 12:00 noon at the Sterling Hotel 1055 Regal Row, Dallas, TX 75247 Crown Sterling Ballroom. For ticket information call Elite news at 214-372-6500 August 13: Book Signing and Discussion with Local Author, Ed Harris, In the Shadow Big Tex. Compelling memoirs detailing South Dallas during the civil rights movement. Stories of humor, history and hope. Call 214-943-8262 August 13: Come out and Enjoy Good Music and Community news Disco &Community news Guest DJ Billy Murkledove. upbeat Jazz, Blues, & Hip Hop Free and open to the Public (no Alcohol) under the Stars 7:30 p.m. - outside table seating August 13, 7pm- 10 p.m., 8 p.m. Community news and Music 9 p.m. - Feature Album “The Best of Johnny Taylor” For more information contact 214-943-8262
Dallas, TX 75215, Rev. Todd M. Atkins is the pastor, will be celebrating their 123rd Church Anniversary on August 14, 2011. Dr Zan Holmes wiil be guest speaker at 11:00am service and Rev. Fabian Jacko of Greater Golden Gate B.C. will be the guest speaker at 3:30 pm August 26: new Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will host there new Friendship Choir Banquet on August 24 at 7:30pm at 2419 Metropolitan Ave, Dallas Texas 75215 for information call church 214-421-7211 August 27: Dallas Metroplex Council of Black Alumni Associations (DMCBAA) is hosting the 17th Annual Jimmy Walker Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on August 27, 2011 at the Eastern Hills Country Club 3000 S Country Club Road, Garland, Texas 75043, at 6:30am and the shotgun start at 8:00 am. For more information call or send e-mail to 972-220-0477 or firstname.lastname@example.org August 31: Keepin’ It Real 2011 will be held Saturday, August 13,
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2011 at Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Avenue in Dallas , Texas 75211 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Calling all youth (grades 6-12) from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas there will be a workshop with information that will help them be successful students and responsible citizens in their communities This FREE one-day youth conference provides our teens with “real life” solutions to problems they face and in the process help build their selfconfidence as they prepare to return to school. To register for this conference or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, vendors, or entertainment, please visit www.keepinitrealtg.com or www.teengraffiti.com or call (972) 496-9457 September 10: new Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Saint Mark Baptist Church presents Table Top Brunch of Elegance on September 10, 2011 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Concord Baptist Church 6808 Pastor Bailey Dr., Dallas TX 75237. For information call church 214-421-7211
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Davion P. White
School: Southern University and A&M College
Grade:Graduate School (M.Ed) Favorite Class: Urban Education and Policy
Favorite Past Time: Singing, spending time with family, traveling, mentoring, and child advocacy
August 26: District 7 City of Dallas Councilwoman Carolyn R. Davis Invites you to a FREE and inspiring family event, Friday August 26, 2-5 p.m 2011 Heart and Soul Tour guide provided by Mr. Donald Payton, noted and sought after Historian of Dallas Black History. Tour will depart at 1:45 p.m. from the South Dallas Cultural Center , 3400 South Fitzhugh at Second Avenue . Southern cuisine to be served post tour. Seating is limited. RSVP required; register by 822-11. To RSVP and/or for more information contact Gaytha F. Davis at gaytha.davis@dallascityhall. com or call 214-926-3799
I plan to graduate with my M.Ed spring 2012. I will then be moving to Chicago, Illinois for the Ph.D program at University of Illinois Chicago. After giving back to the public education sector I plan on teaching on the college level.
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of short comings they didn’t address. The Steelers had BarBerShOP talk ton the worst Super-Bowl secondary; the Cowboys had the worst secondary period. A good defense in any sport is with leON SiMON strong up the middle; with the exception of Jay Ratliff. The
n the nFL supposedly everybody is trying to make a run at the Super-Bowl. Believe me there is no set way to get there or win it. The current Champion Green Bay Packers made the play- offs by the closest of margins. The Cowboys Leon Simon won three Championships in the 90’s with arguably the best 53 players. Some teams have won with Hi-powered offenses, lock down defenses, some even with great special team play. Those are the 3 phases of the game. The new England Patriots won 3 with the team concept. I don’t mean to imply that the Patriots were void of talent. But at the introduction of their first Super-Bowl win they had the whole team come out, no individuals. The Pittsburgh Steelers came within a cat hair of winning last year, with the worst offensive line in nFL history. With the exception of Troy Polamolu they might have had the worst secondary in Superbowl history. Knowing this apparently great or good coaching is another way. The Cowboys down through the years are second only to the Steelers in Super-Bowl wins, and it seems they’re going to try the Steelers’ way this year. Great coaching, because they had a
Cowboys middle was as weak as our national economy. The two worst inside Linebackers, had the worst coach Wade (Captain Kangaroo) Phillips. Whether it’s a good idea or not it is a plan. The year the Saints won it, the Cowboys had a field day with their left tackle Jermon Bushrod. Pittsburgh had Carter’s own Jonathan Scott at left tackle and Flozell Adams at right tackle and a 3rd string center. The Cowboys brought in Rob Ryan, as defensive coordinator to coach a defense that was thought to be Super-Bowl caliber in 2010, and turned out to be the worst in Cowboys history. The defensive line is as good as the one the Saints won with. The line backers with the exception of Demarcus Ware and sometimes Anthony Spencer are as weak as can be. And I refuse to disgrace this paper by writing the names of that secondary on it. That’s one of the reasons our economy is in the shape it’s in paying people too much money for no qualifications. no one in the Cowboys secondary should have been starting in the nFL. A couple of them should not have been in the league period! Rob Ryan, the brother of Rex Ryan head coach of the new york Jets and son of Buddy Ryan, former defensive coordinator for arguably the best defense ever; the ‘85 Bears will try to coordinate this defense into respectability, and if he does he should get a head coaching job immediately.
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RELIGIOUS...continued from page 3 Sammie Davis is and has been the pastor for more than 47 years. He was ordained in the ministry by his father in 1986. He accepted the call to Pastor the St. Luke Baptist Church in Houston, Texas in December of 2002. He currently serves as Pastor of the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas . Dr. Obie L. Davis was born in Tyler, Texas to the parentage of the late Mrs. Evie Cox and Mr. obie Davis, and raised in Dallas, attending C.F. Carr and George Washington Carver Elementary Schools. He was called by God to preach the Gospel in April of 1979, and preached his Dr. Obie L Davis first sermon on June 17, 1979. He attended Southern Bible Institute, where after four years he graduated in 1984. In 1986 he was ordained for service under the leadership of Rev. Dr. J.J. Raven, Pastor of the Greater Progressive Baptist Church. Dr. Davis served faithfully under Pastor Raven’s leadership and in August of 1988, being led by the Holy Spirit, he organized the Safe Way Baptist Church of Duncanville, Texas. Rev. Davis obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Vision International university. In 2003, Rev. Davis received his Doctorate degree.
Rev. D.W. Dewberry, Sr. serves as Pastor of the
Good Tree Missionary Baptist Church in the oak Cliff area of Dallas for the past 17 years. Pastor Dewberry is a native of Elm Grove, Louisiana. He moved to Dallas in 1978 where he became a member of the Rev. D. W. Dewberry, Sr St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. o.G. Mayes. It was under the leadership of Pastor Mayes that Pastor Dewberry accepted his calling into the Gospel ministry in April of 1983. Pastor Dewberry served faithfully under Pastor Mayes’ leadership for ten years until God commissioned him to organize his own church. on the 1st Sunday in June of 1993, he organized the Good Tree Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to being the pastor of the Good Tree Missionary Baptist Church, he serves as the 1st Vice Moderator of the Greater Bethesda Baptist District Association.
Pastor Johnny A. McGee is a native of Benton, Louisiana and a graduate of C.H. Irion High School in Benton, Louisiana. In 1964 Pastor McGee accepted the divine call into the ministry. In 1967 he was ordained into the ministry by page 9
Rev. H.L. Williams, Pastor of the Faithful Missionary Baptist Church. In 1969 Pastor McGee was called to Pastor the ST. Phillips Baptist Church in Celina, Texas and pastored for 19 faithful years. In 1972 Pastor McGee Pastor Johnny McGee graduated from Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas and attended Cedar Valley Community College. on June 6, 1988 Pastor McGee was called to Pastor the new Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, serving faithfully under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Terrance Shepherd attended schools in
Dallas, Texas where he graduated from W.H. Adamson High School. His ministry began in March, 1992 at the Lord’s Missionary Baptist Church under the dynamic leadership and guidance of Rev. Carlton Garrett. Dr. Terrance Shepherd He attended Mountain View College, here in Dallas. He received a Master of Biblical Studies from Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Ministry from newburgh Bible College, newburgh, Indiana and a Doctorate of Divinity from Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College in Sacramento, California. Dr. Shepherd is the founding Pastor of the Christway Fellowship Bible Church here in the City of Dallas.
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Dr. T.L. Brown, Pastor of the “Exciting” Ervay Cedar Baptist Church was presented the prestigious Leadership Award by Mr. Cedric Walker, owner of the univerSoul Circus. Dr. Brown and the Ervay Cedar Church Family began participating in the univerSoul Circus in 2009, as a part of the Gospel night at the Circus. For the past years, the Praise and Worship Ministry, the Praise Dancers have performed as a part of the Circus’ opening activities. Dr. Brown, who recently celebrated his 25th year in the ministry, was presented the Leadership Award based on his work in the community, his spiritual leadership in the community and for the spiritual contributions to the univerSoul Circus! Dr. Brown joins a select group of religious leaders, actor and actress, including Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Denzel Washington, just to name a few!
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