Fairview Family Celebrates Its Pastoral Leadership

By M. Patterson, Fairview Communications Director |  March 12, 2019

The Fairview Missionary Baptist Church Family will pay tribute to the pastoral leadership of the church during the month of March.  Senior Pastor Dr. John A. Reed, Jr. is being recognized for 56 years of service and the Assistant Pastor, Rev. Derrick E. Walter, Sr., along with his family, is being recognized for seven years.  The theme for the occasion is “Being the Church Today:  Holding Our Leaders in High Esteem,” I Thessalonians 5:12-13.

Worship celebrations will be held on Wednesday nights, March 13 and 20, and Sundays, March 17 and 24, 2019. 

Guest churches and pastors for Wednesday, March 13, are:  New Hope Baptist, Rev. E. J. Tyson; New Union Baptist, Dr. Kelly Booker; Prospect Baptist, Dr. Lee Cooper; and Holy Temple Baptist, Dr. Frank McClarty. Rev. E. J. Tyson will bring the message.

Sunday, March 17, Rev. Reginald C. Payne, Pastor of Full Gospel Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California, will be the guest preacher for the 10:00 a.m. worship hour.  Fairview’s Music Ministry will sing.

Services will continue Wednesday night, March 20, at 7:00 p.m.  Rev. Ricky Patton, Pastor of Holy United Life Changing Church, will be the preacher for the worship service.  Other guest churches and pastors include:  Unity Baptist, Rev. L. Mike Woodberry; Ebenezer Baptist, Rev. Derrick Scobey; and Northeast Missionary Baptist, Rev. Michael McDaniel.  The invited churches will provide the music. 
The celebration will end on Sunday, March 24.  Guest churches for 10:00 a.m. morning worship will be Central Baptist, Chandler, Rev. James E. Reed, Sr., Pastor, and Loving Mt. Calvary Baptist, Muskogee, Rev. Gary Hall, Pastor.  Rev. James Reed will bring the message and Central and Mt. Calvary choirs will sing. 

At 3:00 p.m., churches and pastors scheduled are:  St. John Missionary Baptist, Dr. Major Jemison; Emmanuel Baptist, Rev. Chester West; New Hope Baptist, Chickasha, Rev. Al Walter; Greater Bethel Baptist, Rev. Teron Gaddis; Tabitha Baptist, Rev. J. L. Mitchell; Galilee Baptist, Shawnee, Rev. Anthony Rhone; Central Baptist, Rev. James Reed, Sr.; and Loving Mt. Calvary, Rev. Gary Hall.  The afternoon message will be brought by Dr. Jemison and visiting choirs will sing.

The community is invited to join with Fairview in showing love and appreciation to these servants.  Sister Evalia Darling is Anniversary Chairperson and Sister Patti Brown is Co-Chairperson. 

The church is located at 1700 N. E. 7th Street in Oklahoma City.  For additional information, call the church office at 405-232-1621, or visit the church website at www.fairviewokc.com.