Page 1 - The Fayetteville Press Newspaper June/July 2018 Edition
P. 1

Vote To Keep Lisa Scales Your Clerk of Superior Court

                                              Paid for by the Committee to Elect Lisa Scales Clerk of Superior Court
            The Fayetteville Press

                                                                                                                              Lisa Scales

       Volume 29  No. 5                                                                                             June/July 2018 Edition  *   (910) 323-3120                                                                          Fayetteville, NC

                         Paid for by the Committee to Elect Caitlin Evans

                                           First Baptist Church in Fayetteville

                                                                 Celebrates 150  Anniversary;

                                                 Boston College Athletic Director Is June 16 Banquet Speaker

                                                                                                                                         victims of Hurricane Katrina.
           First Baptist Church, 302 Moore Street in Fayetteville,
                                                                                                                                                Since 1992, the church has conducted free three-
       NC will celebrate its 150  anniversary with a Sesquicenten-                                                                       week summer camps for more than 2500 children, pro-
       nial Banquet at the Crown Coliseum Expo Center on Satur-                                                                          viding them with free breakfasts and lunches. For the past
       day, June 16 at 5:00 PM.  Martin Jarmond, the first African-                                                                      91 years, only three pastors have served the church:  Rev.
       American athletic director in Boston College history and a                                                                        Dr. Thomas H. Dwelle (27 years); Rev. Dr. Edwards (37);
       Fayetteville native, will be the keynote speaker.                                                                                 and Rev. Dr. Cureton L. Johnson (27), the current pastor.
              The church’s anniversary theme is “Celebrating Our
                                                                                                                                                The anniversary weekend will conclude with a
       Past and Sowing into Our Future!”  Recording artist Reggie                                                                        10:45 AM worship service at the church on Sunday, June
       Codrington will be the event’s guest musician and Joel Brown,                                                                     17, featuring Rev. Dr. Paul A. Lowe, Jr. as guest preacher.
       a WTVD—11 evening news anchor, will be the master of                                                                              Dr. Lowe is pastor of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church
       ceremonies.                                                                                                                       in Winton-Salem, NC and a senator in the NC Legislature.
              First Baptist Church was founded as the first Mis-
       sionary Baptist congregation in Fayetteville in 1868, a few                                                                       Dr. Lowe holds the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew
                                                                                                                                         University School of Theology in Madison, NJ and has
       years after the end of the Civil War. The congregation has                                                                        done further study at Christ Church College, Oxford Uni-
       produced many local, state, and national leaders during its                                                                       versity, England.
       distinguished history. Its ninth pastor, Rev. Ezekiel Ezra                                                                               “We’re really excited about our 150  year of ser-
       Smith, who led the church from 1903 to 1906, served as the                                                                        vice to the Fayetteville community and we invite our friends
       U.S. Ambassador to Liberia from 1888 to 1890.  E.E. Smith
       High School in Fayetteville was named in his honor.  Dr.  lege. A Pine Forest High School graduate (Fayetteville), Jarmond later captained his UNC-Wilmington in the area to join us for these special celebrations,” said
       C.R. Edwards, who was pastor from 1953 to 1990, became  Seahawks basketball team. Professionally, he served as an assistant athletic director at Michigan State Pastor Johnson.  “Dr. Lowe is a great gospel preacher and
                                                                                                                                         it’s great to have Mr. Jarmond returning home to speak.
       a NC state senator and served as a senior advisor to NC  and Ohio State Universities before going to Boston College in 2017 at the age of 37.
       Governor Mike Easley.  In recent years, the church has pro-  “I’m passionate about helping young people develop and integrate the intellectual, athletic, He’s definitely a role model for our youth and a credit to
                                                                                                                                         the entire city of Fayetteville.”
       duced two N.C. Supreme Court associate justices, Cheri  social and spiritual components of their lives,” he said last year.              Jarmond and two other national figures will re-
       Beasley (2012 to present) and Patricia Timmons-Goodson  In addition to its outstanding sons and daughters, First Baptist Church has distinguished
       (2006—2012).                                     itself by liberally giving to missions work at home and around the world.  In 2017 First Baptist Church ceive “Living Legend” awards during the banquet.
                                                                                                                                                Tickets for the banquet are available online at
              Jarmond continues the First Baptist Church legacy  was the second largest contributor to missions among the more than 1500 churches comprising the
       of distinguished leaders. A product of the church’s youth  General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.  It was among the top 10 churches in giving or can be picked up from the church
       ministry, he is the youngest athletic director in the Atlantic  to the national Lott Carey Foreign Missions Convention last year.  In 2006, the youth of the church office at 302 Moore Street during weekday working hours.
       Coast Conference and at a Power 5 major conference col-  raised $25,000 in hundreds of “jars” of change and delivered the funds to New Orleans to benefit the For more information call 910-483-6505.
   1   2   3   4   5   6