The Shady Grove Baptist Church will observe its annual Homecoming Service Sunday August 17th at 11: 00 a.m., and Revival Services Monday through Wednesday August18-20, beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. This year’s revival theme is: “Making Preparation for Elevation”.
The speaker for the Sunday, August 17th Homecoming Service will Rev. Jacob Cleo Hunter, Associate Minister at Island Creek Baptist Church.
A Homecoming dinner will be served following morning worship.
Monday, August 18th, the speaker will be Dr. M. K. McDaniel, a passionate preacher and teacher of the gospel serves as the pastor of the 1,300-member Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church located in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. McDaniel’s ministry distinctively promotes reconciliation and redemption in such a way that lives are transformed by the power and mercy found in God’s word.
Dr. McDaniel completed his pastoral studies at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. There he served as a Chaplin in the Urban Ministries department of Pastoral Care. Much of his work focused on ministering to families in financial crisis and homeless men. He has been afforded the opportunity to preach and gives lectures at churches, colleges and universities throughout the country.
In 2011 Dr. McDaniel completed his first written work. Live Your Kingdom Life Now: A Theological Guide To Living By Choice Not By Chance and in 2014 he completed his second written work; If God Be For Us: Pastoral Reflections of Faith and Family Concerning the Black Church. Dr. McDaniel is an honor graduate of Shaw University where he majored in Religion and Philosophy and minored in business management. He continued graduate and post graduate studies at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC and at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio receiving a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree respectively. In 2007 Pastor McDaniel was invited to Harvard University to participate in a program that focused on economic development and community revitalization.
He currently serves as Secretary of Spartanburg County Baptist Association, is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg Village Network. He is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
A native of Winston Salem, N.C. he is a man who loves God and his family. He is married to Latron McDaniel and the proud father of four beautiful children: Marceo Keith Jr., Madison, Savion, and Kensley.
His favorite scripture is Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Tuesday, August 19th, the speaker will be Dr. Walter R. Belton, Senior Pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC.
Rev. Walter R. Belton is a native of Ridgeway, S.C. and has served as pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church for seven years. He received his formal education in the public school system and continued his education at the Professional Training Institute, Midlands Technical Center in 1993, the Christian Life School of Theology in 2000, and the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta in 2009. Pastor Belton received his doctorate degree in 2014.
Pastor Belton serves as PTO president and on the School Improvement Advisory Board at Cleveland Elementary School, at the Miracle Hill Rescue mission, on the Habitat for Humanity Board, REACH of the UPSTATE Board, and the Executive Board of the Spartanburg County Baptist Association. Pastor Belton is married to Sharon Elaine Lewis and they have four wonderful children, Daphne Qualls, Moesha, Antronethia, and Josiah Belton.
Wednesday, August 20th, the speaker will be Bishop Dr. J.J. Jackson, Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C.
Pastor Jackson is a native of Chesterfield County, Virginia and the youngest of seven children. Dr. Jackson received his Bachelor or Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from the Richmond Virginia Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. In May 2000, he received his Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, S.C. with a Doctoral degree in Ministry in May 2006.
He is also the co-founder of Joy and Strength Ministries and Charles Jackson Ministries, LLC. He is the author of a new book “Outreach Theology; Transitioning the Traditional Church” which provides biblical application to connecting community and church. In April of 2011 Dr. Jackson was consecrated as Bishop.
The Cornerstone Church family has recently completed a multi-million dollar building project and moved into a new sanctuary, life center, and educational complex.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend these services.