The Rev. Dr. James D. Ballard, evangelist and Baptist minister, began a quarterly revival series at First Calvary Baptist Church in March. He will continue the series of sermons at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The worship series will continue Sept. 17 and Dec. 17.
The public is invited to attend these services which will be held in the sanctuary, located at 400 S. Long St.
Ballard, a native of High Point, has a career as theologian, educator and civil rights advocate spanning more than 53 years. He currently serves as interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina and is former pastor at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.
He is a member of the general board of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the general board of the Lott Carey Foreign Missions Convention and the general board of the National Baptist Convention USA Inc.
The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is pastor of First Calvary.
For more information, call 704-633-2818.
HIGH POINT ó The John Wesley Camp Meeting is scheduled for June 19-29 at 1904 Futrelle St. in High Point.
Speakers will be Dr. Marlin Hotle from Tennessee June 19-24 and the Rev. John Barrett from Texas June 25-29.
Musicians are the Quales Family from Ohio, who will be leading the special and congregational singing.
Daily services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday services are 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school will be held each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Missionary offering will be taken on Tuesday, June 24.
A nursery is available.
For more information call 336-889-4022.
Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road, honored its high school and college graduates during its 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday, June 8.
Graduates recognized were Alexander David Ellenburg, Adam Jefferson Miller, Rebekah Anne Cheek, Megan Kaye Bost, Rachel Marie Cheek and Lynn Graham Marsh.
Alex Ellenburg graduated from West Rowan High School, where he was an active member of HOSA, Chess Club, JCL and the Crazies. He is a member of the CUMC Praise Team and UMYF. Alex plans to attend RCCC and then transfer as a junior to Catawba College or Pfeiffer University for Youth Ministry/Missions. He is the son of David and Mary Ellenburg.
Adam Miller graduated from Davie County High School. He is an active member of UMYF. Adam plans a career in the nursing field. He is the son of Bobby Miller and Charlene Booe James.
Rebekah Cheek graduated First Assembly Christian High School as valedictorian and the recipient of the Highest Grade Awards for AP English and Spanish IV, as well as the Prospective Teaching and Scali Scholarships. She will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and plans to pursue teaching. She is the daughter of Michael and Karen Cheek.
Megan Bost graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor of science in nursing, where she was on the dean’s list and a member of the Association of Nursing Students. She is employed as a registered nurse in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at CMC-NorthEast. She is the daughter of Larry and Jill Bost.
Rachel Cheek graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a bachelor of science in clinical laboratory science, where she received the Susan T. Smith Award for Professionalism. She is employed as a medical technician at CMC-NorthEast. She is the daughter of Michael and Karen Cheek.
Lynn Marsh graduated summa cum laude with a Ph.D. in business administration from Cornell University/Warren National University, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Phi and Eta Sigma Phi. She has her master’s degree in school administration, K-12 and learning disabilities, K-12, with undergraduate degrees in regular education, K-4, and special education, mental handicaps, K-12. She was the recipient of the Eckerd 100 Women in America Award and was nominated for National Elementary Principal of the Year. She is married to Donald Marsh and has two children, Donna Marsh Greene and Matthew Marsh.
James C. King is the pastor of Christ United Methodist Church.
For more information, call 704-637-7843 or visit www.christ-link.org.
On Sunday, May 11, Faith Baptist Church welcomed its new senior pastor, the Rev. Joseph D. Smith. Smith was born in Concord and is married to Brenda Price Smith and they have two children. Smith served in the U. S. Air Force from 1965-1969. He graduated from A. L. Brown High School and attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, the Baptist College of Florida, and Mid-Atlantic Bible College and Seminary where he earned a bachelor of arts in theology. Smith preached in a crusade effort in Brazil in 1989 and has participated in 17 different projects in Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, he has served in several different capacities in a number of home mission endeavors.
Angela Mahoney has joined the staff at Faith Baptist Church on May 25 as its new minister of students. Mahoney was born in Connelly Springs and is married to Casey Mahoney. She graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with minors in religious studies and American sign language. She earned a master’s degree in divinity with a concentration in religious education in 2006 from Gardner-Webb School of Divinity.
St. John’s Celebration
Join St. John’s Center Celebration Musicians for “Total Praise V-God, He Reigns,” which will be held on June 22 at 6 p.m.
Each year, the Center Celebration Musicians host an evening of Total Praise in the Center. This is a worshipful music experience lasting about one hour. The musicians lead the assembly in singing favorite worship songs ó old and new. The words to each song are displayed on a projection screen so that everyone present is invited to sing along. The musicians and other members from the Center Celebration Worship service will offer personal testimonies and stories that will touch the heart. Plan on attending this evening of contemporary worship music, praise and worship, and reflection of stories!
This event is open to the community, so please bring your friends and family for an inspiring concert. “The Total Praise V-God, He Reigns” concert is held in the St. John’s Center Celebration Meeting Room, which is handicap accessible.
Center Celebration meets each Sunday at 9 a.m. worship services.