Rev. Dr. Bernita Williams, The Outgoing President of Savannah Baptist Minister’s Union announces the installation of the 2010 Officers of the Savannah Baptist Minister’s Union (SBMU).
The SBMU Installation Services will be held on February 21, 2010 5:30 P.M. at the Connors Temple Baptist Church, where Rev. Dr. Bennie R. Mitchell is Pastor. The SBMU newly appointed Officers are: Rev. Johnnie Shields (President), Rev. Dr. Jeffery James (Vice President), Rev. Dr. Robert Brown (Recording Secretary), Rev. Joseph Hoze (Financial Secretary), Rev. Herman Woods (Treasurer), Rev. Jerry Wright (Chaplin),’ Rev. Dr. Samuel Williams (Sunday School Teacher), Rev. Brenda Steadman (Asst. Chaplin), Rev. Johnnie Powers (Asst. Sunday School Teacher). About our New President, Rev. Johnnie Shields, he is a native of Chicago, Illinois. . He served 271/2 years in the United States Air Force and retired at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E8).
In May of 1975 he was licensed to preach by Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Pearl City, Hawaii. In December 1976,
Rev. Shields was ordained by the Northern Virginia Baptist Minister’s Conference at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Alexandria, Virginia.
He attended courses at the Bible Institute of Hawaii, he also studied at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He took courses in Hermeneutics, and Homiletics, and Christian Counseling.
He presently serves as Associate Minister of Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church, and has served as Secretary of the Savannah Baptist Minister’s Union, and as Vice President of the Savannah.