Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International
Pastor Curtis L. Johnson
as State Overseer of South Carolina
The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship of South Carolina will be installing the newly appointed Pastor Curtis L. Johnson ,of Valley Brook Baptist Church, to the office of State Overseer of South Carolina under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton.
This ceremony is to be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Valley Brook Baptist Church, 8323 Augusta Road, Pelzer, SC. Services begin promptly at 7:00pm.
The System of Overseeing dates back to the 1700's during the colonial period as slaves were first being transported to America from Africa. Traditionally, Overseers over the slave community were sought for direction, protection, and was greatly depended upon as a leader. Elders and overseers are the ones scripture refers to as 'Shepherds of a flock':
"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." 1 Peter 5:2-3 (NIV)
Pastor Curtis L. Johnson a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a graduate of J.L. Mann High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he served for four years. Pastor Johnson earned his Master of Divinity Degree from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University.
Pastor Johnson is also the Gospel Director of 107.3 JAMZ, WJMZ in Greenville. His show is broadcast Sundays 7 am-1 pm and Monday-Friday 4-6 am, where his nuggets of wisdom are an inspiration to many.
Pastor Johnson's vision is to build lives, relationships, and communities through the message and ministry of the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ. To bring this vision into fruition, the church's next building project will be the IMPACT Center, which will be the conduit for many spiritual and community based outreach efforts. He has a very expansive spiritual-based outreach and economic empowerment approach to ministry that is sure to powerfully impact and radically transform many communities in the region.
Pastor Johnson has served as Senior Pastor of the Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church since 1993 and is extremely attributed and worthy of the honor being bestowed upon him.
We solicit your prayers and best wishes for the new State Overseer.
Learn more about Pastor Curtis Johnson and Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church: www.valleybrookoutreach.org
Sonji Mims Adams
Greenville Christian Living Examiner, Selena Winston
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