Powerful 17th Annual Women's Conference Hosted by Effingham's Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association
On Saturday, March 14, 2020 The Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association hosted its 17th Women's Conference at the Pilgrim Missionary Educational Center in Guyton, Ga.
Event's keynote speaker was Minister Brandy Smith who gave a powerful and eye-opening message to inspire hope and a better future for women. Her message focused on getting back to the values taught to us by the earlier generations of grandmothers who were "praying" and "God-fearing" women of character.
Presider of the event: Sister Ada Dock
Musician: Kevin Cook
Praise and Worship: PMBA Women Praise Team
Welcome: Sister Margaret Scott
Invitation To Discipleship: Pastor Samuel Robinson
Acknowledgements & Remarks: Sister Bertha Scott, President
On January 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared freedom to those who were enslaved in the states that were in rebellion. Today, 157 years later the signing of that groundbreaking document is remembered and celebrated in African American churches across America.
The Holy Ghost Center in Guyton, Ga is one such church that is keeping the annual tradition alive. A number of Pastors come out to support the event to show their solidarity.
Keynote speaker, Reverend Frederick D. Favors, theme was “Remember Jerusalem” –getting back to God. Rev. Favors said, “If we forget Jerusalem if we forget the core values that God gave us in Jerusalem and we stop loving one another...”
Rev. Favors spoke passionately on the subject of “Identity crises” –how many within the African American community have forgotten “who we are and our identity.”
The event included participation of our youth through the organization called HYPE (Helping Young People Excel). Several of the youths read from the Emancipation Proclamation document and gave commentary.
The program: Presiding Minister—Overseer Sylvester Boston; Emancipation Proclamation Choir; Scripture—Bishop Troy Lawton; Prayer—Minister Timothy Darby; Welcome—Missionary Arlene Daniels, THGCC; Welcome—Ms. Lula Seabrooks, NAACP; HYPE-- Helping Young People Excel; Emancipation Proclamation Presentation—Mr. Lindsay Gaskin; Solo—Sister Pauline Mydell; Special Presentation—Mr. Leroy Lloyd; Introduction of Speaker—Ms. Lucy Powell; Speaker—Rev. Frederick Favors; Announcements—Rev. Lon Harden, MLK Chair; Remarks—Gladys Smalls; Remarks—Russ Deen, Mayor Elect; Remarks—President Edies Cope, NAACP.