The Rev. Willie C. Barnes will be the featured speaker at the 113th anniversary of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Oct. 27 during the 11 a.m. service. Greater Friendship is located at 539 George W Engram Blvd.
Barnes is the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Eatonville.
He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. His career began in 1977 with an appointment as a Design Engineer at Martin Marietta Electronics and Missiles Systems where he worked for 15 years. While employed at Martin Marietta Corporation, Barnes accepted the call to ministry in 1986.
Barnes is president of African-American Council of Christian Clergy and is an honorary deputy for the Orange County Sheriff Department. He previously served as chaplain for the Orlando Magic and president of the Baptist Ministerial Alliance of Orlando.
Greater Friendship can be reached at 386-252-0322.