Road to Salvation
The establishment of the Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church took place at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, of which is pastured by the Rev.
Pastor Hayes began to preside over the congregation. He appointed Sis. Pearlie Hayes and Sis. Joyce Shields as recording secretaries.
Rev. Irving Scales was the moderator for the evening. He asked that a motion be made that Rev. Bennit Hayes become Pastor of the Church. Bro. Arthur Kimble, Sr. made the motion and Bro. John Humphrey second the motion and everyone was on one accord with the decision. Rev. Scales was directed by the Pastor that the name of the new church will be Gloryland Missionary Baptist church. The vote was unanimous. A scripture reading (James 2:14) was then read by Rev. Scales.
Rev. Hayes proceeded in appointing the officers of the church as follows:
Chairman of the Deacon Board: Bro. John Humphrey
Working Deacons: Bro. Donald Benton
Bro. Lewis Little
Finance Secretaries Sis. Deborah Benton
Sis. Joyce Shields
Trustee Board: Bro. Arthur Kimble, Sr. President
Bro. Jesse Bates, Asst. President
Sis. Delores Harrison, Secretary
Sunday School Director: Bro. Donald Benton
Building Fund: Sis. Earlene Kimble, President
Music Department Bro. Lewis Little, President
Sis. Angela Hayes
Sis. Anthanette Humphrey
(Rev. Hayes said he will be seeking another musician and specified the need for instruments such as organ, drums, and guitar).
Usher Board: Bro. Robert Jones, President
Nurse Board: Sis. Patricia Shields
Church Clerk: Sis. Pearlie B. Hayes
Sunday School Secretary: Sis. Cheryl Harrison
Teachers: Rev. Bennit Hayes
First Lady Min. Ethel Hayes
Bro. Arthur Kimble, Jr. Assist.
Bro. Bennit Hayes, Jr. Assist.
Rev. Hayes stipulated the need to secure property for the new church building. He also stated that there will be no raffles. The church will use other profitable methods of raising funds. He commented that the position of Treasurer will remain in the hands of the men and a decision will be made as to what financial institution will be used. He announced that services will be held temporarily at the Mason hall located 5002 Wipprecht &
An offering was taken up for the purchase of Sunday School literature. Bro. Arthur Kimble, Sr., Bro. John Humphrey and Bro. Donald Benton rendered their services. Total collection was $46.00.
Rev. Scales stated he wanted to donate the first $100.00 toward the Building Fund.
Congregation was dismissed with the benediction and singing “God Be With You”.