Faith Briefs Saturday, Jan. 20

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 20, 2018

Maranatha Bible Church welcomes new pastor

On Jan. 21 during the 10 a.m. service, Maranatha Bible Church on Statesville Blvd. will install Pastor Lincoln Roth as its new pastor. Lincoln, a native Nebraskan, comes to Maranatha from Dallas, Tex., where he recently earned his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Before coming to Maranatha, Lincoln was the associate pastor at churches in Columbus, Neb. and Dallas, Tex. Prior to full-time ministry, Lincoln spent over 20 years in law enforcement. He comes to Salisbury with his wife of 25 years, Dawn, and their daughter, Charis. They have two other adult children, a married daughter in Fort Worth and a son in college in Missouri.

The presiding minister for the ceremony will be Lincoln’s dad, Dale Roth. Dale Roth has 50 years of ministry experience which began in 1967 with ministry to blind kids and gang members in Chicago. In 1974, he went to Japan where he planted seven churches. He has also pastored two churches and planted two others in Nebraska. In 1998, he became an alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Although he has retired, his ministry continues as a treatment center lecturer, elder at his church, Bible study leader, as the teacher for the youth group Sunday school class and filling the pulpit as needed. He is also involved at the local gospel mission, and as a mentor and counselor to many younger pastors and others. He has been married to his wife, Eileen, for 48 years and they have one other son.


A new day at New Grace Deliverance

After 39 years of fasting and prayer and months of planning the Grace Deliverance Tabernacle church has purchased its own church building  at 500 Park Avenue. It will be led by Apostle Dr. Patricia Trueblood.

The public is invited to the Grace Deliverance Tabernacle new building dedication celebtation service on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest minister will be the honorable Bishop Ivey Cowan, overseer of Emmanuel Holiness church of Woodleaf. He will preach the dedication worship celebration.

Bishop Cowan

Guest organist and songstress is Rebecca Stinson from Providence AME Zion Church. Praise and worship songstress will be Ivory Roseboro, pastor of Saint Delight Holiness Church of Midway.

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Today: Nacho Grande kids event

Kidzablaze at NorthGate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road, is hosting an interactive musical today, with workshops for kids to choose from: dance, drama, or puppets, today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 5 and up. A free lunch and snack will be provided.

Visit or call 704-647-7570 for more information

Postponed: Guiding Light women’s conference

EAST SPENCER — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association Annual Conference of The Women’s Auxiliary, scheduled for today, has beenpostponed to a later date, to be announced.

Lyerly Evangelical hosts Steve Kluth

ROCKWELL — Dr. Steve Kluth of the Christian Law Association will preach at Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Dr. Kluth is director of ministry outreach and assistant to Attorney David Gibbs Jr., founder of the Christian Law Association. Founded in 1969, CLA provides free legal assistance to churches and individual Christians who have experienced difficulty in practicing their faith.

Dr. W. C. Gaither Jr., is host pastor; 704-213-9585.

Stanley Jack at Blessing of God Ministry

LEXINGTON — The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, presents Fellowship Sunday at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Apostle Dr. Stanley N. Jack, founder and CEO of Shamar International Ministries of Brice, Ohio.

Dr. Jack, speaker , teacher, revivalist, conference host and author, has been seen on YouTube for prophesying to American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino at Mercy Outreach & Deliverance Church in High Point. He also has been seen on Fox News, Daystar and TBN Network.

For more info, contact Chief Apostle Vanessa Medley, 336-300-5678.

Annual men’s program at Moore’s Chapel

The Men’s Booster Ministry of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St., will host its annual program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest preacher will be Rev. David S. Cunningham, pastor of China Grove AME Zion Church, of Pineville.

Calvin Turner serves as president of the Men’s Booster Ministry and Rev. Carolyn D. Bratton is host pastor.

World of Faith Outreach musical program

World of Faith Outreach Ministries will present an evening of appreciation for gospel music and talents. This musical appreciation program is Sunday at 3 p.m. at 5370 Stokes Ferry Road.

New Beginning Church of God’s annual Gospel Fest

CONCORD — On Sunday at 3 p.m. at New Beginning Church Of God, 5717 Alexander Road, in concert will be The Gospel Traveliers of the Carolinas along with various local groups. For more information, contact Bishop Roseman at 704-630-0126.

Immanuel Lutheran collects for Organ Community Ministry

ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran Church is gathering a new BLITZ Collection (Bring Lots of Items To Zap hunger, poverty, etc.) for the Organ Community Outreach Ministries. Items to be collected include scarves, gloves, hats, coats, children’s book bags and undergarments.

These items will be collected during the worship service and can be brought to Immanuel any time between Sunday and Wednesday. Immanuel Lutheran is one of several congregations which partner with Organ Lutheran in providing the community outreach services.

The Outreach Ministry is open every Thursday from 9-10 a.m. and is located on Organ Church Road.

Hope Over Heroin Rowan and Cabarrus Counties

KANNAPOLIS — Hope Over Heroin Volunteer Meeting is Monday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Kannapolis Train Station.

Hope Over Heroin – Rowan and Cabarrus Counties is a collaborative effort of local government, churches and community members that will bring an event to Village Park Sept. 7 helping to eradicate the epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse from our communities. The volunteer meeting will bring all of these groups together to plan and forge resources in order to better our communities. See Facebook for further information at or email

Celebrate Recovery at World Hope

World Hope Worship Center presents Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program for those dealing with addiction, grief, divorce, anger, overeating, depression and anything else. This program is based on the teachings of Jesus and his actual words rather than a psychological theory.

The group meets every Thursday and includes a 5:30 p.m. meal, the 6:30 p.m. large group and at 7:30 p.m., open share.

World Hope Worship Center is located at 2203 Mooresville Road. Call 704-202-7883 for more information. Child care is provided.

Treasure Feamster Scholarship event

The Treasure Feamster 2018 IMF Scholarship Committee presents the scholarship fundraiser, To Be The Best We Must Invest — An afternoon of Music, Fashion, Liturgical Dance, Fellowship and Dinner.

Saturday Jan. 27 from 3 p.m.-until, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave.

Suggested donations of $10 for age 10-adult; $5 for those under age 10; free for ages 3 and under.

Sign-up sheets are available at IMF member churches or RSVP by Jan. 23 to Jacqueline Springs, 704-639-1894, or Katie Crockett, 704-431-6520,

4th annual Everybody’s Birthday celebration

COOLEEMEE — On Saturday, Jan. 27 starting at 4 p.m. (doors open 3 p.m.) at the VFW building, 7722 Hwy. 801, Piney Grove Church will  host the fourth annual Everybody’s Birthday Celebration.

On program will be the gospel groups Echoes of Christ, Messengers for Christ, Unity-n-Praise, Pilgrimaires of Salisbury and Keith Holland & Freinds In Christ. Prizes will be given away and a meal will be served.

Tickets are $15 for those age 11 and older ($12 in advance); $10 for ages 5-10; children 4 and under are free.

For more info call Lonell Pruitt at 704-252-2044 or Rev. Potts at 704-231-4828.

Sign up for ‘Laughter With Grace’ 

First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., hosts the 2018 Lewis Preaching Series featuring “Laughter With Grace” by the Rev. Susan Sparks, pastor, lawyer, author and comedian.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Ladies Lunch, “Laugh your Way to Grace,” at 11:30 a.m. in Lewis Hall. $10 RSVP required.

Saturday, Feb. 24: “Its our Time to move, ” 5-6 p.m. in Lewis Hall. An evening of inspiration with music by Catawba College Praise Band.

Sunday, Feb. 25: “Trust Jesus and Elvis,” at 10:30 a.m., a unified service in the sanctuary.

Sunday, Feb. 25: “Weathering the Storms of Life,” from 5:30-7 p.m. in Lewis Hall. An evening dinner program, free but RSVP required.

Reservation deadlines are Feb. 14. Call 704-636-1321.





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