Normally surprises and secrets aren't kept easily, but the Agape Church in Arlington, TX kept their silence on this one that shocked their illustrious pastor, Dr. Renee Fowler Hornbuckle.
On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Dr. Renee had the birthday blast of her life. She turned 52 years old on January 9. The executive staff, family, leadership, and membership of Agape planned her celebration for months and pulled it off world class style. The Sunday morning service was strategically planned to celebrate and honor her like she has never experienced before.
She was prepared for Sunday service as usual and thought she was going to preach. However, service was taken over by her executive administrative staff, leadership, and special guests. The celebration service was kicked off by wonderful praise and worship that was followed by personalized spoken word. After the spoken word, powerful performances were given by two of DFW's own psalmist and gospel recording artists, Faith Anderson and Dana Hemphill.
The celebration did not end there. Pastor Joyce Dennis delivered a mighty word and brought down the house. There was also exciting and heartfelt praise dances by local dancer K. Ramos and Kim Warren of California. The day was full of special surprises for this faithful and dedicated woman of God.
One of the highlights of the day was when January 12 was officially named Renee Fowler Hornbuckle Day in the city of Arlington, TX by Proclamation of Mayor Cluck. Last but not least, Dr. Renee was escorted outside to see her new vehicle!! A candy apple red Cadillac SRX SUV fully loaded!! She was so surprised that she was absolutely speechless with eyes overflowing with tears of joy.
Dr. Renee is a petite, beautiful giant of a woman of God who has been victorious through all of her trials. She serves as an example of tenacity and strength to all who know her. This loving 52 year old pastor, teacher, speaker, and author looks as if she is 35. We know that God's grace is the master ingredient of her stunning beauty and poise.
Our sincere prayer is that Dr. Renee will celebrate many more birthdays and victories in her life. May she continue to excel as she leads the great people of Agape.
If ever you are in the Arlington, TX area and would like to visit the ministry, please do so at 2350 E. Mayfield Rd. | Arlington, TX 76014 | (817) 557-5811