First African to host Pentecost/Women’s Emphasis Recognition

Everyone is invited to a spirit-filled time of worship and fellowship. Rev. Dr. Wilma Robena Johnson is the guest preacher for this year’s Pentecost/Women’s Emphasis Recognition at the Historic First African Baptist Church, 23 Montgomery St.

She will present a workshop on Saturday May 22nd at 10:a.m. and deliver the morning message at both the 7:45 and 10:30 a.m. worship experiences on Sunday, May 23rd. Dr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, a Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.

She is an accomplished author of a book entitled “Giving Away My Joy. Her article about Priscilla appears in the new Women of Color Study Bible. Her article on Church Growth appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of the African- American Pulpit.

First African Baptist Church and Tremont Temple Baptist Church are extremely honored and excited about hosting the 9th Annual Leadership Conference this year, which will be facilitated by President Clarence Moore.

This year First African will be the site of this worthwhile event. Rev. Moore, a native of Greenville, Mississippi, is the illustrious pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. During his tenure as pastor of Good Shepherd, the church has experienced many positive changes and tremendous growth. Membership has increased to more than 3000.

Many ministries and services have been established to respond to the holistic needs of the membership and the community.

Registration for this event will be $10. Registration and a light supper are from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m., with workshop session to begin at 7:00 p.m. Call First African, 233-6597 or Tremont Temple, 234-0167 for more information

Rev. Thurmond N. Tillman and Rev. Ricky A. Bready are the pastors.

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