Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church recently honored members of the church for various accomplishments.
Ardenlian “Dean” Jessup and Hilda F. Cromartie were named the Mothers of the Year. Jessup was selected due to her enthusiasm and effectiveness in all that she does as a member. She is dedicated to the ushers ministry and the United Voices Choir.
Cromartie is a very committed mother, extremely friendly, outgoing and a friend to all that attend the worship services during her ushering experience. She is known for her magnificent and famous “chicken salad”.
Cadet Kieara Porter, member of the Youth Ministry and the Youth-Teen Choir, has been recognized by Military Officers Association of America for her demonstrated exceptional potential for military leadership. She is a rising senior at West Bladen High School.
The church recognized their 2018 graduates from pre-kindergarten to primary school, primary to middle school, middle to high school, high school to college, college graduates and their North Carolina Theological Seminary graduates. Jamari Adams-Peterson, Jabari Adams-Peterson and Braylon Cromartie provided the offertory declaration. Members obtaining degrees prior to 2018 participated as the alumni. Dr. Albert Kirby, NC Superior Court Judge, District 4A, was the guest speaker. His message to all assembled was “The Power of Knowledge”.