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Pastor Paul K. Reed “A Man After God’s Own Heart” z

In 1996, Pastor Paul K. Reed heard the voice of God and accepted the assignment to pastor the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee with grace and dignity. From the very beginning, he has pastored New Friendship with love, patience, and compassion. Under his Godly leadership, the church has become a place of refuge, strength, and growth for all believers. As a teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he has demonstrated love and leadership to many – creating a warm and loving atmosphere wherever he goes. Many would agree that He is the epitome of “a Pastor according to God’s heart, who feeds God’s people with knowledge and understanding” (Jeremiah 3:15, KJV). He is highly respected and loved because of his service as a spiritual leader, father figure, and mentor to many! Born in Gary, indiana, he was adopted by the late Robert and Earline Reed of Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1977, and continued his studies as a Business Administration major at Memphis State University. He has always cherished his Christian walk and was always active in church, serving as a drummer, Sunday School teacher, deacon, and later associate minister at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor B. L. Bess. Along with his wife, Debra G. Reed, he has ministered to believers of all ages. He is also the proud father of three children: Sabrina, Brandon, and Brian. The anointing that rests upon his life is evident upon meeting him. He loves the Lord and those whom He has created, and he strives to consistently bring glory to God in his life and ministry. He is truly a man after God’s own heart. We are grateful to have Pastor Reed as our great and caring leader. With love, we commemorate this 20th anniversary as his ministry continues to make us rich in praise, power, and purpose.

The History of our Church LOOKING BACK...

In the early 1930’s, the late Reverend J. W. Powell, along with a small band of Christians were inspired by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to come together and erect an edifice to glorify the Lord in. Some of the organizers of the church included Deacon Joe Mason, Deacon Prather, Deacon Wallace Sanders, Deacon John Beard, Deacon George Dewey, Sister Nancy Sanders, Sister Lelia Smith, Sister Rosa Weston, Brother Son Carr and Brother John Moore. After the death of Pastor Powell, the congregation elected several ministers to feed our souls from the Word of God, including Rev. Jones, Rev. Frank Mayfield, Rev. Sanford, Rev. Edward, and Rev. Dawson. In 1959, the congregation elected Rev. Booker T. Higgins as the leader of this Christian flock. At various periods of time during the church’s existence, we found the need to worship at various locations. The first building, constructed of wood and tar paper, could not withstand the elements. Therefore, the membership held its services at St. Luke Baptist Church and the J. W. Wilson Funeral Home while a new edifice was being constructed at 1497 Gold Avenue. Following the election of Pastor HIggins, and under his leadership, the congregation voted to build a new edifice on this site. The congregation co-worshipped with the Pillow Street CME Church for three months while the new edifice was under construction. On September 19, 1960, the congregation marched from Pillow Street to the new building at 1497 Gold Avenue. The congregation voted to change the name from Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church to New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. On January 14, 1996, our present Pastor, REV. PAUL K. REED, was elected to serve as our spiritual leader and was duly installed on September 15, 1996. Pastor Reed has proven himself to be a leader with great vision. Under his leadership, a new edifice was erected at our present location, 1490 Gold Avenue. The church continues to grow spiritually, financially, and numerically. We are truly grateful for God’s marvelous blessings bestowed upon our church, our rich heritage and renewed determination to reap a great harvest of souls to bring glory and honor to our Lord.

1490 Gold Avenue | Memphis, TN 38106 | (901) 774-9324 |

Bishop Brandon B. Porter Bishop Brandon B. Porter is the Jurisdictional Prelate of Tennessee Central Jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ, which is the largest jurisdiction within the state of Tennessee, comprised of more than ninety-five churches and still growing. In Memphis, he pastors Greater Community Temple COGIC, one church in two locations with more than 5,000 members. An anointed, passionate preacher and motivational speaker with a dynamic message of spiritual empowerment and family enrichment for practical living, Bishop Brandon B. Porter is seen and heard weekly via national TV, radio, and the Internet. Bishop Porter’s ministry stretches far beyond the pulpit. He is also an inspired writer, touching thousands with his transforming books: Filling God’s House, A Reason to Keep Going, It’s Time to Be Filled, In His Likeness, You Have Been Planted, and Speaking Life. Bishop Porter, a graduate of Memphis State University, is also CEO of several community developments in the Tennessee area. In November 2012, during the 105 th Annual Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri, Bishop Brandon B. Porter was elected as one of the newest members of the General Board of the Church Of God In Christ. Bishop Brandon B. Porter has a rich heritage within the Body of Christ and values family very much. He is the proud son of the renowned late Bishop W. L. Porter, former General Board member, and Mother Ida M. Flagg Porter, the State Supervisor of Women for his jurisdiction. Though having extensive ecclesiastical responsibilities, Bishop Brandon B. Porter still manages to spend quality time with his wife Melody and their two sons, Brandon II and Bryson.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Worship Facilitator: Brother Mance Aytchan (Greater Community Temple COGIC)

Call to Worship Scripture and Prayer Praise and Worship New Friendship Praise Team Welcome & Words of Reflection for Our Pastor Music Ministry New Friendship M. B. Church Worship in Giving Music Ministry The GCT Voices Introduction of the Speaker The Spoken Word Bishop Brandon B. Porter Senior Pastor, Greater Community Temple Church of God in Christ The Invitation to Discipleship Music Ministry The GCT Voices Words of Thanks Pastor Paul K. Reed Closing Remarks & Benediction Bishop Brandon B. Porter “Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.” (1 Corinthians 9:14, KJV)

Bishop Kevin B. Willis Bishop Kevin B. Willis, Sr., is an anointed voice sent by God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this present age. Bishop Willis and his wife, Pastor Linda Willis, are the founders and pastors of New Life in Christ Fellowship Church of Memphis, Tennessee. He is a man of purpose and in line with his season of destiny. Bishop Willis is a native of Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in Religion and Philosophy. He furthered his ministerial studies at Perkins Theological Seminary and received a Master’s of Christian Studies Degree at Union University. Bishop Willis has served as the General Overseer of Ministerial Alliance in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He was consecrated as a Bishop on April 10, 2015. Bishop Willis is a noted evangelist and lecturer, who has preached and taught the gospel throughout the United States and abroad. He is a contributing author to the book entitled “Living in Hell, The African American Dilemma” and has had his sermon work featured in “The African American Pulpit Journal.” Bishop Kevin Willis has received several awards, commendations, and citations for his work in community affairs and is committed to the spiritual, and social development of all people. Bishop Kevin Willis and his beautiful wife, Linda, have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Worship Facilitator: Pastor Tony Peterson (Repairers of the Breach)

Call to Worship Scripture and Prayer Praise and Worship New Friendship Praise Team Welcome & Words of Reflection for Our Pastor Music Ministry New Friendship M. B. Church Worship in Giving Music Ministry New Life in Christ Introduction of the Speaker The Spoken Word Bishop Kevin B. Willis, Sr. Pastor/Founder, New Life in Christ The Invitation to Discipleship Music Ministry New Life in Christ Words of Thanks Pastor Paul K. Reed Closing Remarks & Benediction Bishop Kevin B. Willis, Sr. “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.� (Jeremiah 3:15, KJV)

Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III


ishop Joseph Warren Walker, III is the proud Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, TN. He was born in Shreveport, LA to Deacon Joseph and Rosa Walker.

Bishop Walker received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds two honorary Doctorates from Meharry Medical College and Southern University respectively. In February 2016 Bishop Walker was elected and serves on the Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity. Bishop Walker currently serves as the International Presiding Bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International. In July 2013, he was chosen to succeed International Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. in 2015. In 1992, at the age of 24, Bishop Walker began his pastorate at Mt. Zion with 175 members. Presently, the ministry has grown to over 30,000 and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate of over 2,000 souls per year. Under his leadership,

Mt. Zion’s ministry has expanded beyond its original location on Historic Jefferson Street to seven weekly services in three physical locations and also includes a worldwide virtual church location which ministers to millions around the world, as well as the Word Network that reaches over 88 million viewers worldwide. A prolific writer, “Bishop,” as he is fondly called, is the author of nine books. He and his wife coauthor book number eight, Becoming A Couple of Destiny. His latest book, RESET: Make A New Start, Walker explains how the eight “R’s” (Reset, Return, Review and Recalculate, Reclaim, Redirect, Reinvigorate and Revive, Reinvest, and Reinvent) will revolutionize your relationship with God. With theological wisdom, insight and a pastor’s heart, he shares how to return to God and find a new beginning through faith in Him.  His inspiring messages make him a soughtafter university commencement speaker. An authority on having “the spiritual connection” in marital relationships, Bishop Walker is a regular guest on the Rickey Smiley Radio Show as well as a host of other nationally syndicated radio shows that reach millions across the United States. He also has been a guest on CNN, The CBS Morning News, The Roland Martin Show and B.E.T. and authors a monthly Op-Ed in the Tennessean Newspaper entitled Reset.   He is married to the former Dr. Stephaine Hale, who is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Vanderbilt University. Both agree that their most joyous accomplishment to date has been the birth of their daughter, Jovanni Willow Walker, who was born in May of 2012.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Worship Facilitator: Bishop Calvin B. Lockett (Senior Pastor, Christ the Healer)

Call to Worship Scripture and Prayer Praise and Worship New Friendship Praise Team Welcome & Words of Reflection for Our Pastor Music Ministry New Friendship M. B. Church Worship in Giving Music Ministry New Friendship M. B. Church Introduction of the Speaker The Spoken Word Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III Presiding Bishop, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Senior Pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church (Nashville, Tennessee) The Invitation to Discipleship Words of Thanks Pastor Paul K. Reed Closing Remarks & Benediction Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” (2 Timothy 4:2, KJV)

Paul K. Reed 20th Anniversary Booklet