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SGBC recognizes academic achievers

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Shady Grove Baptist Church Education Committee recognized and presented awards to students with outstanding achievement during 3rd Nine Weeks during Youth Day Service on March 13th.

Pictured are students who performed in an outstanding manner during the 3rd Nine weeks at their respective schools.

Left to right, Row 1: Shaniyah Lattimore, Northwest Elementary; Skyla Phillips, Northwest Elementary;
Akira Fleming, Granard Middle; Cyani Foster, Northwest Elementary; Josiah Greene, Jesse Boyd Elementary; and Jeremiah Greene, Jesse Boyd Elementary. Row 2: Members of Education Committee: Syreeta Greene, Donnie Littlejohn, Tamica Brown, Hyacinth Phillips, Bernice Dawkins.

The Education Committee coordinated the recognition activity and provided awards for each student honored. Hyacinth Phillips is president of the Education Committee.

Posey named 2016 Woman of the Year

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

2016 Woman of the Year, Sheila Montgomery Posey

Sheila Montgomery Posey was crowned ‘Shady Grove Baptist Church 2016 Woman of the Year’ during the annual Woman’s Day service held recently.

Posey who is a member of the Women’s Ministry, Usher Ministry, and a Bible School attendee.

The Woman’s Day speaker was the Rev. Sister Stephanie Peak, Associate Minister of ‘Word of Change Ministries’ of Spartanburg, SC.

Pastor Byers commended the ladies on their tremendous effort and the zeal with which they worked to achieve their goals. All the participants received beautiful gift bags, flowers, and Sister Posey was crowned and signage has been erected to designate special parking for the ‘Woman of the Year’ throughout 2016.

Program Coordinators were Sister Candice Alexander and the Rev. Schlonda Hawk.

Others vying for the title are pictured below, left to right, with the Rev. Dr. Lee Byers Jr., Pastor:

Sister Sheila Montgomery Posey, Winner of Woman of the Year; Sister Marva Dover, member of Deaconess Ministry, Senior Missionary Ministry, and Gospel Choir member; Sister Detra Bonner, member of the Gospel Choir, Usher Ministry, and Women’s Ministry; Mother of Church, Minnie Hush who is a dedicated Sunday School attendee, and member of the Women’s Ministry; and Sister LaDonna Tate, member of the Mass Choir, church Worship Team, Usher Ministry, Praise Singers Music Ministry, Van Ministry, and President of the Young Woman’s Auxiliary (YWA).

SGBC to honor pastor’s 10th anniversary

Monday, March 7th, 2016
The Rev. and Mrs. Lee Byers Jr.

The Rev. and Mrs. Lee Byers Jr., from 2011

The Shady Grove Baptist Church family will honor Rev. Dr. Lee Byers, Jr. and First Lady Esther Byers on their Tenth Pastoral Anniversary during a special service on Sunday March 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The praise and worship service will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Speaking for the 4:00 p.m. occasion will be Bishop Charles JJ Jackson, Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC. He will be accompanied by his choirs and congregation.

Rev. and First Lady Byers have served the Shady Grove Church family for ten years and are God’s servants for kingdom building. Pastor Byers serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association, member of the Thickety Mountain Association Trustee Board, President of the Thickety Mountain Non-Denominational Ministerial Alliance, member of the Greater Gaffney Ministerial Association, and an advisor to the Thickety Mountain Brotherhood Auxiliary. He is also a very active member and participant in all activities of the Cherokee County “Giving Back” Organization. Rev. Byers recently received the Doctor of Theology Degree from the Carolina College of Theology.

Rev. Dr. Byers is married to Esther Montgomery Byers of Gaffney, and they have five adult children and ten grandchildren. First Lady Byers serves as a member of the Shady Grove Deaconess and Women’s Ministry, the music ministry, and an advisor to the Young Women’s Auxiliary. She also serves as a Youth Supervisor and a member of the Thickety Mountain Ministers Wives Auxiliary.

The Youth Choir will provide special music during the morning worship service.

Everyone is cordially invited to be with us as we give God the praise and celebrate this momentous occasion.

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