BY JAMES HARPER
Master’s Domain is celebrating two years at its current location and 18 years since the church was founded by its pastor, Superintendent Derrick Harris. The church is located at 211 Bay St.
Harris also is known by many in the community as the “Cut Master.” He is the owner of Derrick’s Cut Masters at 918 Orange Ave.
‘Not reinventing the wheel’
“As an entrepreneur in the city of Daytona Beach for 23 years, I believe it is my calling to do more than just preach the Gospel. Most importantly, we at Master’s Domain, are not reinventing the wheel,” Harris said.
“There are many capable men and women of God who are doing an awesome job in our great city. Our desire is to assist wherever possible, lead when the challenge presents itself, and give all the credit, honor and praise to God,” Harris continued.
Harris said since moving his church from behind his barbershop, the ministry has experienced spiritual and physical growth.
“The vision of the ministry is undergirded by our National Church Urban Initiative, which is education; economic development; crime reduction and prevention, developing healthy men, women and children; and economic empowerment,” Harris concluded.
An appreciation for pastor
The idea of the dinner theater was the brainchild of church member Chipella Jordan.
Jordan says she loves dinner theater and always wanted to produce a presentation for the church.
“I enjoy sharing the Word through presentations,” Jordan said.
Jordan said she presented her play titled “Resurrection” last year at a church she attended in Melbourne.
“Not only was the play well-received, there also was an encore performance,” Jordan said.
Jordan said the purpose of the play is to show appreciation to their pastor for his spiritual leadership.
“We at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ are no different. We love our pastor and appreciate all of the effort that he and his family expend on behalf of the ministry. We wanted to do something different so I suggested dinner theater,” Jordan said.
Skits to include dancing, singing
Jordan said she came up with the idea for the play while attending a women’s conference and one of the speakers titled her message “Desperate Women of the Bible.”
Jordan said the “desperate” women being presented are from previous skits and messages she has developed over the years. There will be dancing, singing and pantomiming accompanying the skits.
The performers will include the Anointed Vessels of Praise which is made up of Ricky and Michael Hemphill who are mime artists. Cornelius Johnson and Renee Hester also will be featured in the cast along with Annette Yearby, Kezia Doe and Evangelist Higgins.
The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a “Happy Hour” in the form of inspirational music, meeting and greeting others. Frozen tropical drinks will be served.
The play and dinner will take place in the church’s fellowship hall, which has a large stage. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the play is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
Admission for the play and dinner is $15. Tables can be reserved by calling Jordan at 386-299-9781.