Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up

This has been a weekend worth remembering! It started off with the IMA "7 Last Sayings of Christ" . This worship experience was held at the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. I must say that this was one of the best 7 last sayings services that I have attended. We were blessed with the presence of 32 local pastors and preachers in attendance. I also heard from many that this was the most well attended service of this kind that they had experienced in our area. God is really blessing us in the IMA and I am extremely humbled to be able to serve in any capacity. God Be Praised!!

We were blessed by sermons from: Pastor Barney Lewis (New Peter's Rock MBC), Pastor Timothy Rouse (First AME Zion), Pastor Rickardo Taylor (Mt Carmel MBC), Pastor Ray Owens (Macedonia MBC) and yours truly. We were also blessed by Rev. Barrett Berry (Assoc. Min. Pentecostal Cathedral COGIC) and Rev. Derick Buggs (Assoc. Min. BBC) . Let me say that all of these preachers did a marvelous job! I was honored to be in such a great lineup.

I was also privileged to preach on WUBU, a local radio station which has a Sunday Morning show called, "Michiana Talks", hosted by Vivian Sallie. This was a new experience for me, but all in all I believe it went well.

At BBC, we do not have traditional Morning Worship on Easter Morning. We allow our young people to have their "Easter Program", during 11:00 am service. This has proved to be a blessing not only to our young people, but to family and friends as well. We have some very talented kids at BBC, and they were really on display this past Lord's Day. I was so proud of them. We are taking steps to engage our youth more at BBC. I am excited because we are actually beginning the first ever Youth Sunday at BBC. These will take place on 5th Sundays for right now. My vision is to give them a Sunday every month. Hopefully this will turn into our youth playing a more integral part of Morning Worship, as I believe that public worship is for all who attend.

Pray for me this week as I make preparations to travel to Oklahoma City, OK, to do what God has called me to do! Join in with me as we take over the world for Jesus Christ!!


Pastor Rev. Ray E. Owens said...

Bro, President,

I have gone to prepare the way for you sir. There was a man sent from God whose name was Owens, he was not the Light but was sent to bear witness of that Light that has been shining in South bend by way of K.D. Witherspoon. I only wish I could be there to worship with you Sunday.


Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

You are the President doctor!!! Boy I am praying that God will use you to be a major blessing to the people of the Greater Mt. Olive Church in OKC.

I am certain that the church will never be the same after the South Bend Hurricane blows through.


Rev. Barney said...

My niece and I are sitting here reading this. She is having her first blog experience. I must say that we have truly enjoyed the fellowship that is developing amonst the local church in South Bend.

My niece wishes you have a safe trip to OK.


It is a blessing to here men called to preach coming together on one accord.

GOD Bless~~~