by Dexter Harper
Reverend Anthony B. Harris was installed as Senior Pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Sunday’s installation service was overseen by the Senior Pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Portland, Oregon the Reverend Albert Wayne Johnson, M.A.
Encouraging words were delivered by Reverend Darryl Fincher, Pastor of Jenkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
The Pulpit Search Committee having successfully completed their mission was retired by Reverend Johnson, he also delivered the Litanies of Responsibilities to the new Senior Pastor.
The text for God’s Word on the evening came from the book of Ephesians.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1-3 (NKJV)