Bishop DeVeaux addressing the General Conference during retirement service.
Eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
We have had a marvelous time in Philadelphia at the 50th Session of the General Conference. We participated in a Torch Run- an eighty mile run originating in Richard Allen's birthplace- Dover, Delaware and ending at Mother Bethel AME in Philadelphia. The theme of the run was "Finish the Fight: Let's Run For It". Runners from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Episcopal districts ran carrying the torch. The historic day ended with the Richard Allen Statue unveiling on the grounds of Mother Bethel!
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Dr. PAM was the guest speaker at Brookins Faith Temple AME, Lanham, MD at their Annual Missionary/YPD Day. Her text was taken from Acts 27:14, 42-44. The sermon subject was "God Blesses Broken Pieces". A storm occurs when the elements come together in the atmosphere at the right time. A storm can often be predicted but can occur without warning. Often times we're caught up in the storm of spiritual warfare but God blesses broken pieces and gives you peace!
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Bishop DeVeaux was the annual Father's Day guest preacher for St. James AME-Newark, NJ. The church is pastored by his son in the ministry- Rev. Ronald Slaughter. Pastor Slaughter is currently studying at Wesley Theological Seminary, pursuing a Ph.D.
There was a high time in praise and worship when Bishop preached from 2nd Timothy 2:1-4 on the subject: "Be Strong My Son". Bishop gave advice and instruction to men and young men Stir up the spirit of God, don't lay dormant. God will not send you where he will not go!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Ms. Ronnise Owens served as the guest speaker who spoke on the subject "Living In A Glass House". Pastor Sony Wallace Blair, Founder and Senior Pastor of The Vision House of Hope Worship Center performed as the guest artist gospel comedian. The luncheon concluded with Dr. PAM installing the 2016-2018 SPKSWW officers. Congratulations to All!
Monday, June 13, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The North Carolina Annual Conference concluded with a riveting sermon by Rev. John Paul Brown, Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion AME- Charleston, SC. The scripture was taken from Matthew 5:38-41 with the message- "Neighbor, I've Got to Go the Second Mile". You want to succeed as a Christian, the secret to success lies in Matthew 5:41- going the second mile of the way! If you can't go the second mile, what are you good for? If you can't go the second mile you lessen the cost of Christ! You don't go the second mile for you, you go to tell the story of Christ!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Mr. Leroy "Touche" Nunn. CONGRATULATIONS to all Honorees!
Monday, May 30, 2016
Lay Witness Night and Installation Service presided over by Sister Bernetta Ghist, NCCLO Director of Lay Activities hosted a celebration of service to Bishop & Dr. PAM. The service included a praise dance by 4 Your Glory-St. James AME-Castle Hayne, NC, dramatization by Sister Marie Williams, Mt. Moriah AME-Rocky Point, NC and a closing duet rendition of "When Peace Like A River" by Reverends Abdue Knox and Wayne Johnson. The night concluded with the installation of 2016-2017 NCCLO officers by Bishop DeVeaux.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The North Carolina Conference Women's Missionary Society celebrated with a refreshing service with Rev. Betty Strickland, Senior Pastor, St. John AME-Hampstead, NC. The scripture was Luke 8:43 with the message- "Press Your Way Through the Mess." Don't sit back and let someone do the work, it's your time--keep pressing!
The dynamic closing service sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. James F. Miller, Senior Pastor, DuPage AME Church, Lisle, Illinois. His message was taken from Mark 3:1-4 on the subject- "Where is the Stewardship Legislation?" Is it lawful to do good? More emphasis should be placed on running for Jesus than running for an office. Take your faith journey because the "calling" takes precedence. The service concluded with the ordination and consecration of one new local deacon and four itinerant deacons.
THANKS BE TO GOD!!!
The VA Conference Lay Organization presented a service in music featuring saxophonist Miss Alexus Jefferson, daughter of Pastor and First Lady Jefferson of Bethel AME-Hampton, VA. She will be graduating high school this month and plans to attend Norfolk State University in the Fall. The Bethel AME Men's Chorus also offered musical selections.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reverend Darrell Wade, Macedonia AME-Suffolk, VA served as the Men's Night guest preacher on the subject "Is There A Connected Strong Man in the House Tonight?" The sermon was taken rom Matthew 12:22-29. A connected, strong man should have integrity, courage, faith, and self-confidence. AMEN!