Coleman of ‘Live an Unconfined Life’ to bring Saturday message at ATC’s crusade

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 2, 2014

At The Cross Ministries (A.T.C.) celebrates its fourth anniversary with its inaugural crusade, titled STAND, to begin on Aug. 7. The ministry is located at 1915-1917 W. Innes St., Suite 103. The pastor, founder and teacher is Rev. Debra H. Ellison.
Thursday and Friday services begin at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery II of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will bring the messages and on Friday Pastor Ellison will speak.
On Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. the crusade will conclude with Christopher Coleman of Live An Unconfined Life. Coleman was pronounced dead at birth, but miraculously survived. Though he struggles with cerebral palsy, he knows that his disability was a gift from God. Services on Saturday will be held at 118 E. Council St. (The Heritage Room). See a video of Coleman at
A.T.C. is a non-denominational ministry dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time. Pastor Ellison received her master’s degrees in religion and organizational management from Liberty University and University of Phoenix.
For more information visit or call 704-782-0072 weekdays.
A.T.C. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. and Thursday Bible study is at 6:15 p.m.

Today at 3 p.m., Rose Of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road, will celebrate its choir’s anniversary, along with other groups, choirs and soloists honoring God through songs of praise. Sister Tierra Wilkie is director of the Rose of Sharon choir.

Cedar Grove Gospel Choir will be celebrating its 57th anniversary today beginning at 6 p.m. In- and out-of-town groups will participate. The anniversary will conclude Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, as guest speaker, and guest choirs will sing. The Rev. Bertha Pittman is host pastor.
Organizers are calling for volunteers for the annual Back-to-school Jam Fest (a.k.a. Soul Winning Day), an event that blesses the community and promotes individual churches and businesses.
If interested, send a representative to the collaboration meeting today from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ Transformation Center, 1933 Jake Alexander Blvd.
On Sunday, Teens With A Mission of First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will share their journey of serving through stories, songs and pictures of their Costa Rica mission trip.
The church’s high school youth along with staff and leaders built two houses for those in need two weeks ago in Costa Rica. Now, those high school youth disciples want to share their experiences during the 8:50 and 11 a.m. services.
At 8:30 a.m. is worship in the sanctuary; Life Center worship begins at 8:50 a.m., 10 a.m. is Sunday school and 11 a.m. is the sanctuary worship service.
Bishop Derek D. Kelly announces that New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center has relocated from 1131 Grady St. to 910 S. Fulton St.
Services are from 9:30-10:30 starting on Sunday. New Faith’s services are designed to minister to all ages and cultures.
East Spencer — Southern City Church will observe homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Kirk Reid and the members of New Hope AME Zion Church of Spencer will be the special guests. A fellowship lunch will follow the morning service.
Revival services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6 through Friday, Aug. 8. The services will begin nightly at 7 p.m.
Southern City will also be hosting a community event on Saturday, Aug. 9 from noon until 6 p.m. with games, food and other activities. The public is welcome.
Southern City Church is located at 940 S. Long St. The Rev. Patrick Tate is the host pastor.
Oakland Heights has been going through a transition. The church is restructuring, and would like to invite people to come visit to see what they are doing. The interim pastor is the Rev. Don McIntyre and the church is located at 205 Newsome Road.
Sunday services start at 11 a.m. and Wednesday evening services are at 6 p.m.
Kannapolis — Revival dates at Prince of Peace Free Will Baptist Church for the first part of August are as follows:
• Sunday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Chris Elliott;
• Sunday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Zac Ivey;
• Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Audie Tucker.
Prince of Peace Free Will Baptist Church is at 4225 Vincent St. Host pastor is Chuck Overcash, 704-938-8433.
Rockwell — Phaniels Baptist Church is having Homecoming on Sunday, with the Rev. Mickey Moree as guest pastor.
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship begins at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 2685 Phaniel Church Road.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The 3 p.m. service will be brought by the Rev. Joseph Robinson, pastor of New Creation Baptist Church of Statesville.
Revival services will run Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Richard Johnson, pastor of Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, will be the speaker.
China Grove — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will observe homecoming on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Barnard Adam, pastor of Salem Baptist Church of Lexington.
Revival begins on Monday and goes through Friday at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist for the week will be the Rev. Dr. Darryl Aaron, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem.
Dr. Aaron received his B.A. degree in dramatic literature from N.C. Central University and earned his teacher certification from UNC-Charlotte. He received his master of divinity degree from the Samuel-Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, and his doctor of ministry in church growth and development from Drew university.
Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.
Faith — The Gospel Plowboys will present a night of bluegrass gospel music and testimony at Faith Baptist Church on Tuesday night Aug. 5, at 7 p.m.
Cleveland — Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church, 935 Mount Tabor Church Road, will hold its annual revival Wednesday, Aug. 6 through Friday, Aug. 7. The services will start at 7:30 p.m.
Guest evangelist will be the Rev. Albert Moses, pastor of Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. On Sunday, Aug. 10, homecoming will be observed. Eulando Henton, pastor of Mount Tabor, will deliver the 11 a.m. message. Lunch will be served after the morning worship.
Word of Life Family Worship Center will host “Youth Chasing After Christ — I’m Running for My Life.” The conference begins on Aug. 7 with Officer A. M. Cooper of the Salisbury Police Department speaking on gangs.
On Friday the speaker will be the Rev. Tony Barr, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Wadesboro. Services will continue Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and there will be an outdoor fun-in-the-sun celebration with fun, games and food for all ages.
On Saturday at 6 p.m. some of the youth will present five minute sermons, followed by a talent show and a fashion show.
During the 10 a.m. Sunday service the children’s church graduation will be held. Children’s pastor Josephine Peck will be recognized and retire from the children’s ministry after more than 33 years of service. The guest speaker for this service will be Minister Andrew Watkins, youth pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Thomasville.
Dr. Martha and Elder Clinton Starks are the host pastors. For additional information and transportation call the church at 704-633-2431.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., will hold its back-to-school give away next Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.
Lexington — The Jewels of Destiny Prayer Ministry of the Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, will hold its third annual women’s conference on the theme of “It’s Restoration Time.”
The conference is Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. with Prophetess Angela P. Keitt of Vision of Hope, Archdale and Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. with Minister Tina Scott of Life in the Word Fellowship Church of Lexington.
Admission is free. For details, contact Elaine Hardy at 336-852-8783.
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., is hosting a community appreciation event with summer fun for everyone along with a bounce house, music, food, board games, street games like dodgeball, splash fun and much more.
This big event is next Saturday, Aug. 9 from noon until 6 p.m. Everything is free. Donations accepted.
Call 704-637-9043 or 704-754-1458 or visit
In 2010, the Phenomenal Women of God group was birthed with the mission to love, undergird, minister and intercede for broken and lost women. The group is holding its fourth annual conference in Salisbury on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Miller Center at 1402 W. Bank St.
Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
For details, contact Phyllis at 704-433-8527.
Zion Wesley AME Zion Church celebrates its 121st homecoming at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Delivering the homecoming message is the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Shipman, pastor of Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church in Charlotte. In addition, Greenville Memorial’s praise team will sing. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Homecoming will be followed by the annual revival starting each night at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 through 13. The revivalist will be the Rev. David Williams, pastor of Pleasant Ridge AME Zion Church in Gastonia.
The Rev. Dr. Carolyn E. Buford is host pastor.