On Sunday, November 14, 2010, Thankful Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the installation of its fifteenth pastor, The Rev. Paul Anthony Sheppard. The celebration will begin with Morning Worship at 11:15 A.M. during which the Rev. Avery E. Miller, Pastor of Second Baptist Church East End in Newport News, Virginia will bring the message.
The official installation ceremony will take place at 4:00 P.M. The installation sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Harry J. Pilson, Sr., pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia. Music will be rendered by the Thankful Mass Choir and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Choir.
Joining in honoring God for sending the new pastor will be city and county officials, as well as the sons of Thankful and ministers throughout the city.
The public is cordially invited to attend this celebration.