Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the sixth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin and his wife, Dr. Katrina Boykin July 31-Aug. 5.
The pastoral anniversary is an annual experience where the pastor is celebrated for all of the spiritual guidance and teachings he provided the congregation. Additionally, this is a time period to demonstrate care for his ministry and call to lead.
The New Testament honors vocational ministry as one of God’s highest callings. First Thessalonians 5:13-14 asks church members “to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work.” Ephesians 4:11-12 says God gave the Church pastors and other ministry leaders “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Pastors are God’s gifts to His people and are worthy of recognition for their willing and faithful service.
Schedule of events
Tuesday, July 31 — Pastor Gerald Underwood and Andrews Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 — Pastor Thaddeus Godwin and Lisbon Street Missionary Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 2 — Pastor David Flowers and Central Missionary Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4 — banquet at 6 p.m. at The Venue at Regal Resort, White Lake, with pastor Garland Pierce of Bright Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
Sunday, Aug. 5 — Bishop R. Fulton Hargrove and The Cathedral Grace Family Church, 10 a.m., lunch provided
Sunday, Aug. 5 — Pastor Leslie Morrisey and Greater Six Runs Missionary Baptist Church