118th Church Anniversary
|By: Christopher Hightower|
Beulah Missionary Baptist Church began 118 years ago when nine pioneers united to build this house of worship in the Edgewood community. Over a century later, the members of the church remain unified as one Body of Christ preparing for the Kingdom of God.
According to the church's seventh pastor, the Reverend Jerry D. Black, Beulah Baptist Church continues to be a strong pillar in Dekalb County. "God has led us to become known as the "H.E.L.P. Station, and I am proud to serve a church that is committed to serving this present age."
"This year we have focused on the fourth element of our brand - Preparing the Church for the Kingdom of God," he added. "I am thankful for each ministry and each member that answered the call to be about Kingdom business," said Pastor Black.
And after a year of our ministries and members following the vision of Pastor Black with all of the various demographics of the church engaging in the business of Kingdom Building, the entire church will unite to celebrate Beulah's 118th Church Anniversary.
During the month of November, the men, the women, the youth, the singles, the couples, and all the other ministries, who have held their individual Kingdom-focused ministry opportunities, will acknowledge the bonds of unity that have held the church together. The church will celebrate our Foundation, exercise our Faith, recognize our future, and rejoice in our fellowship as we stand on the belief of Matthew 6:33, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.""
The 118th Celebration in November will be celebrated each Sunday during our two morning worship services at 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The 118th Church Anniversary Revival is November 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker is the Reverend Maurice Watson, pastor of the Beulahland Bible Church, Macon Georgia.
The 118th Church Anniversary Mid Week Baptism Service is Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. with the Reverend Reginald W. Sharpe, Jr., as our guest.
The 118th Church Anniversary Prayer Breakfast is Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m. The guest is the Reverend Jonathan Carter, pastor of the Siloam Church International, College Park, Georgia.
The 118th Church Anniversary Culmination Service is Sunday, November 23 at both the 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services. We are excited to join Pastor Black to welcome the Reverend Tellis J. Chapman, pastor of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, as the anniversary guest speaker.
Beulah has enjoyed God's favor over the course of the last 118 years. Through the swift transitions of time, the church has built our hopes on things eternal and held to God's unchanging hand. The Church is now "Preparing for the Kingdom of God in 2014."
Behold, how good and pleasant is for brethren to dwell together in UNITY! We unite as Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, the H.E.L.P. station - Helping You Get Where God Wants You to Be, Elevating You to the Next Level, Leading You to the Next Dimension, and Preparing You for the Kingdom of God.