The Word of God will be delivered by two dynamic speakers, accompanied by good gospel singing.
On Wednesday, June 6 and Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., Dr. O. Wendell Davis from Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Huntsville, Ala. will speak and the Union Chapel Missionary Choir will perform.
Thursday and Friday, June 7 and 8, will feature minister Linda Sprouts of Sumter, S.C.
The Biblical text comes from Mathew 16:18, Luke 6:48 and Psalm 127:1.
The public is encouraged to come and be a part of this spirit filled service, thanking God for his goodness and mercy. In addition to the speakers, there will be other related activities. The community's presence, prayers and support will not only benefit the greater first Baptist Church family, but the community family as well.
Sister Linda M. Sprouts is a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C. where Marion H. Newton is pastor. She is a member of the Missionary and Educational Association there, a member of the State Baptist E & M Convention and the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
She is currently enrolled in the Beacon University Institute of Ministry and the Santee Baptist Seminary Extension School. She is the author of the devotional book, Excelsior Praise, from A through Z.
She is the Church Administrator at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, serves as the YWA Ministry, Pastor's Support Ministry and President of the Sisterhood Ministry. She was ordained as a Church Trustee in 1991. She was recognized as an Outstanding Young Woman of America and listed in the 32nd Annual Edition of Outstanding Young Woman of America. She is licensed to preach the gospel on July 24, 2005.
Her motto is: "Working to hear the Master say, 'Servant, well done'."
Brother O. Wendell Davis was born in New Orleans and is a former resident of Gulf Port, Miss. He currently resides in Huntsville, Ala., where he is the pastor of Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and a disciple for Christ.
He received his undergraduate degree from Athens State University, Master of Science, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees from Southern Christian University. He has also studied extensively at William Carey College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Sunday School Board, Calhoun Community College, Faulkner University, Liberty University and Alabama A & M University. He is listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
He served as pastor of Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Miss. from 1981-86; Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Gulf Port, 1986-89; and Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church since 1989.
During his 17 years at Union Chapel the church has experienced tremendous growth. The church moved into its multi-million dollar facility on a 150-acre site. Membership has grown to more than 5,000. The church has a child development center and Christian Academy for children K-8, teaching bible-based curriculum.
Pastor Davis' hobbies include running and reading. He and his wife, Dora, have three sons, Michael, Aaron and Timothy.