Pastor’s Perspective February 2023

Pastor’s Perspective February 2023


Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)

Hopewell, we are off to an amazing start, for God has truly manifested himself in our midst, not only during our worship experience but in our determination to recommit to serving God with a renewed perspective. I want to thank everyone for your commitment to gathering in the House of The Lord. As the writer of Hebrews wrote to the Christian Jews in (Hebrews 10:25) not to forsake the assembling of themselves together, we are accepting the challenge to regather in our two (2) main services, Sunday Worship and Tuesday Inspirational Worship Service. I also want to thank every member for supporting our Tuesday Inspirational Special Edition Service. We were tremendously blessed, each speaker was relevant and reviving, and challenged each of us to renew our commitment in this new season by refocusing on our Divine purpose. Hallelujah!!!!

Again, I want to thank the Wonderful Women of The Well as well as the

Mighty Men of Ministry for reaching their (100) participants on Zoom. What a feat we were able to accomplish because of our faithfulness. Praise The Lord!

Well, here we are again poised to celebrate our Black History program and Old Fashion Day services. I want to thank Sis. Lakay Wilkerson and The Black History Committee for preparing another Black History Celebration filled with enlightenment, encouragement, and empowerment as we consider this year’s theme “Black Resistance in Africa and America”. We will be empowered as we consider our resilience as a people that stood tall and persevered through slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, injustices, and systemic racism. This promises to be an exceptional celebration.

Again, this year our speaker will be Dr. Wayne Lomax, Senior Pastor, of The Fountain of Life Church of Miami Gardens. Last year we were blessed by his presentation, and I am convinced we shall be empowered again to walk in the strength and wisdom of our ancestors. And this year for our Old Fashion Day our speaker will be Elder Chester F. Davis, Pastor of The Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, Florida the eldest son of the late Leonard Wilson Sr. As you know we have a special relationship with the Wilson/Davis families, and we are expecting a powerful move of God as we reflect on where the Lord has brought us from.

And finally, I want to thank everyone who participated in our Kingdom Building by Birth, especially our Birth Month Leaders. I am so proud of how we have rallied and pooled our resources and reduced our debt by over $720,000. However, this year we are challenged to join together and collectively make up a shortfall of $81,000. Hopewell, I know we can do this and more, so let us again bring Psalm 133 to life, which informs us, that wherever God finds unity, that’s the place where He commands His blessings, and if we are willing to do our part, God will help us to reach our goal.

Again, Hopewell, as we continue to live out our theme for this year let us recommit to serving God with a renewed perspective. And as always, I ask you to continue to follow me even as I follow Christ.

Recommitting to Serving God with Renewed Perspective,

Pastor R. C. Stanley

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