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Community greets Greater Friendship pastor, wife

Community greets Greater Friendship pastor, wife

Dr. Michael A. Chambers and his wife, Lizzie, received a warm welcome from the Daytona Beach community the evening of June 30 during a Meet and Greet held at Bethune-Cookman University. Chambers is the new pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Chambers, who moved from Baltimore, Maryland, started pastoring Greater Friendship in May. He […]

Ormond Beach church to host Founder’s Day event

Ormond Beach church to host Founder’s Day event

Emmanuel Church of the Living God will observe its first Founder’s Day Celebration commemorating the legacy of the late bishop and founder, Dr. L. Delores Simmons-Ward. The church was founded by the bishop and her husband, Deacon George W. Ward. Bishop Simmons-Ward died on Nov. 23, 2015. She is survived by Deacon Ward. Evangelist Dr. Willie […]

Holly Hill to honor pastor and wife

Holly Hill to honor pastor and wife

New Life Church Ministries in Holly Hill is hosting the 25th pastoral appreciation for Pastor Victor and Lady Charline Gooden this weekend. The church is at 1625 Derbyshire Road. On July 8 at 7 p.m., the special guest will be the Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham. The special preacher at 11 a.m. on July 10 will […]

DAYTONA TIMES OUT & ABOUT

DAYTONA TIMES OUT & ABOUT

Residents observe Good Friday, Easter services There were plenty of Holy Week observances in the area last week. The Daytona Times was able to stop by services at two Daytona Beach churches. The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance hosted a noon Good Friday service on March 25 at Mount Bethel Baptist Church. Superintendent Derrick Harris […]

Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Dr. Michael Chambers to preach Sunday, officially starts in May BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach has selected Dr. Michael A. Chambers, 49, of Baltimore, Md., as its new senior pastor. Chambers, a native of Mississippi, will deliver the sermon at 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday at church, […]

Black churches seeing big savings after going green

Black churches seeing big savings after going green

BY AVIS THOMAS-LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE The biggest challenge at Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.’s historic Black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work. Trent, pastor of Washington, D.C.’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, was grappling with that very issue five years ago when he heard a presentation about how going green could reduce […]

‘From the pit to the pulpit’

‘From the pit to the pulpit’

Former inmate to become a pastor at megachurch in Kansas BY LAURA BAUER KANSAS CITY STAR (TNS) KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Darryl Burton sits a few feet from his desk, where an open laptop waits. He’s got a research paper to write. At least 10 pages on the doctrine of Scripture and what the words […]

Young gospel artists put on powerful show

Young gospel artists put on powerful show

A Youth Benefit Concert called on Maurice Griffin, BET’s “Sunday Best” vocal finalist; Melvin Eugene Cotton, III, a.k.a. G.E.N.E.; and Jeremy Wallace and Peerless Songs of Worship for jammin’ recently contemporary gospel and hip-hop rap and exalting the name of Jesus. It evidenced the artists’ popularity and why they were called to the praise scene […]

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

AME men’s mission: Save Our Sons

Hundreds of churchgoing brothers and their families march for justice in Midtown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For several days last week, hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas gathered at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach for the 14th annual Sons of Allen Retreat. The retreat included worship services, Bible studies and a […]

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

AME men to lead Friday march in Midtown

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of men from Florida and the Bahamas are planning to participate in a march in Daytona Beach Friday as part of a “Save Our Sons’’ event. The May 15 march is one of the events scheduled this week during the 14th Annual Sons of Allen Retreat hosted by the […]

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