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Shady Grove Praise Singers 34th Anniversary

Friday, May 17th, 2013

The ‘Shady Grove Praise Singers Ministries’ will celebrate their 34th anniversary with ‘A Friends and Family Song Fest’ on Sunday, June 2nd, at 4 p.m.

The Praise and Worship service will begin at 3:30 with the Limestone Baptist Church Praise Team.

The program theme is: “THIS PLACE” – I’m so Glad I met Jesus; And I’m Living my Life in This Place!

Guests to sing on the program:

  • The Ebenezer Angelics
  • The Joy Lights of Gaffney
  • Mt. Sinai Inspirations
  • Kaprice and Triumphant Praise Ministries, and Others

The public is cordially invited to attend this service of praise and worship.

Bro. Fred Dover is the choir President

The Rev. Lee Byers, Jr., is pastor.

YWAs to crown 2013 ‘Walking Doll’ this Saturday

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The Thickety Mountain Young Women’s Auxiliary (YWA) will present its Bi-Annual Program on Saturday April 27, at Limestone Baptist Church on South Johnson Street where the pastor is the Rev. Golden.  The program will convene at  5:00 p.m.

The Rev. Lee Byers Jr., pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.  Climaxing the program will be the crowning of ‘Little Miss 2013 Walking Doll’. The YWA Countywide Choir will sing and the Shady Grove Praise Dancers will perform.

Stephanie Tate is director of the YWA choir.

President Shanese Dawkins urges everyone to be on time and please submit all funds no later than 4:15 p.m. on Saturday April 27.

Annual Christmas program

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Sunday School will have its annual Christmas program Sunday morning December 23rd prior to the morning worship at 10:30.

The program theme is “The Greatest Gift.” Sunday School classes will present skits, liturgical dances, and church members will perform solos, poems, and other talents as their special “gifts” to Jesus.

The Mass Choir will sing and everyone is cordially invited to come and celebrate the birth of the Savior.

Jermaine Greene is Sunday School superintendent

The Rev. Lee Byers is pastor.

Blessed Beyond Measure

Monday, July 16th, 2012



Blessed Beyond Measure

This group with roots in the Upstate region of South Carolina — including the Shady Grove Baptist Church family — has made a track, “All of Me,” available via SoundCloud. Check it out.

All Of Me: Blessed Beyond Measure by Timothy Leach

They are on Facebook at

Praise Singers anniversary

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Shady Grove Praise Singers 32nd Anniversary last year

Shady Grove Praise Singers 32nd Anniversary last year

The Shady Grove Praise Singers will host a special program commemorating a 33-year singing ministry Sunday, June 3, 2012,  at 4:00 p.m..

The praise service will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be led by the Greater Hope Church Praise Team.  Other area choirs scheduled to sing include the Ebenezer Angelics, Blessed Beyond Measure, Mt. Sinai Inspirational Choir, Joy Lights of Gaffney and Joyful Praise. Other groups are invited as well.

The anniversary service will be dedicated to the memory of Sis. Elnora Montgomery Littlejohn, who served as the choir’s business manager and facilitated its ministry.

Pictured left to right: row 1:  Bernice Dawkins, Crystal Lowery, Mary Knuckles-Jones, Raya Montgomery, Terrica Oglesby; row 2: Tamica Brown, LaQuanda Foster, Ashley Bonner, Shakila Lattimore, Nitra Montgomery; row 3: Quinn Long, LaDonna Tate, Bridget Rainey, Hyacinth Phillips, Stacy Lipscomb; row 4: Fred Dover, Jermaine Greene, Jay Thompson.

Not pictured: La Quisha Bonner, Treva Oglesby, Deegee Bonner, Deltra Bonner, Sommer Jones, Schlonda Hawk.

The public is cordially invited to attend.  Mr. Fred Dover is president and Dr. Mary Jones is director/music minister. The Rev. Lee Byers, Jr. is pastor.

Youth Choir Anniversary

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Shady Grove Youth Choir celebrated their 22nd Anniversary with a special program Sunday April 22 at 4 p.m. The group sang two songs, with guest choirs including Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Youth and the First Baptist Church of Earl, NC, youth choir, participating.

There also were duets by Faith and Hope Bonner, daughters of Pastor and Mrs. Cornelius Bonner of Anderson, and members of the Gaffney High School Gospel Choir.

The Mt. Sinai ‘Spirit of Unity Praise Team’ led the praise and worship period and Pastor Bonner served as the program’s emcee.

Sis. Shakila Lattimore is the director of the Shady Grove Youth Choir. Sis. LaDonna Tate is her assistant and Sis. Terrica Oglesby serves as president

Tis the season

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
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Praise Singers’ 32nd anniversary

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Shady Grove Baptist Church Praise Singers (click to enlarge)

The Shady Grove Praise Singers will celebrate their 32nd anniversary with a special program Sunday, June 5th at 4:00 p.m..

The praise service will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be led by the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Unity Praise Team. The choir emcee will be Minister Katina Posey. Other area choirs will also be on the program.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

Pastor’s anniversary

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Pastor Byers and Sis. Byers

The Shady Grove Baptist Church family will observe the fifth pastoral anniversary of Rev. Lee Byers, Jr. and First Lady Esther Byers with a banquet on Saturday, March 12, and special services on Sunday, March 13.

The Pastor and First Lady will be honored with an anniversary banquet March 12 at Granard Middle School Cafeteria from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from members of the Banquet Committee. Elnora Littlejohn and Julitan Foster are chairpersons.

The Anniversary observance will continue Sunday March 13 at the 11:00 morning worship service. The guest speaker will be Minister Reggie Littlejohn, associate ,inister of Concord Baptist Church. All choirs of the Shady Grove Music Ministry will sing for this service.

The anniversary observance will conclude an afternoon program at 3. The guest speaker will be the Rev. C. A. Wallace, pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. He will be accompanied by his choirs and congregation.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

Gospel Choir 40th Anniversary

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Shady Grove Gospel Choir

Shady Grove Baptist Church 40th Anniversary (click to enlarge)

The Rev. Don Manning, Pastor of Hardy Chapel Baptist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was the guest speaker as the Shady Grove Gospel Choir celebrated its 40th anniversary recently.

The choir members (front row, seated, left to right) Evelyn Shippy; Edna Lee Dover; and Dianne Norris. Second row (standing), Esther Byers; Mary Jones; Dorothy Manning; Kenneth Norris, president; Marva Dover; Minnie Leach; and Sharon Leach.

Congratulations to the choir on this achievement.

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