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Tragic news today of the passing of the Rev. Antoine Murray, a son of Shady Grove with family relations throughout the church family, including being the son-in-law of Dea. and Mrs. Arthur Dover.
The Rev. Murray was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Spartanburg and served in the youth ministry when he accepted the call to preach. In 2001, he joined Shady Grove Baptist Church, where he continued to minister. He attended Emmanuel Baptist College and American Baptist College and Seminary.
We’ll post more information as it becomes available.
Shady Grove’s own Rev. London C. Knuckles will be honored by the 138th Annual Session of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association. The Rev. Knuckles, who died in June of this year, is being recognized for his 45 years of service to the Association.
The session will be held Sept. 26-30, 2015, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Gaffney. The Rev. Freddy Davidson is their pastor.
This year’s theme is “Envisioning the Future Exceptionally,” focusing on the process for progress, taken from Genesis 26:13, “The man began to prosper and continued prospering and he became very prosperous.”
The Rev. Tony Macomson is moderator of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association.
Rev. Hazel Logan Sr. will be the guest speaker for the Byers Family Reunion at Shady Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, July 12, at 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Logan is the Associate Pastor of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Grover, N.C., under Senior Pastor William Thompson. He completed theological and seminary studies through the Gaston Baptist Association and was ordained in 1996.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend this service.
Rev. Dr. Lee Byers Jr. is Pastor
Shady Grove Baptist Church will honor 2015 Graduates and 4th Nine Weeks Outstanding Students Sunday, July 12th, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Graduates and their parents will be recognized.
The Education Committee is coordinating the event and will provide awards for each student honored.
Hyacinth Phillips is Education Committee President.
Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor
It is with much regret we report that Rev. London C. Knuckles passed earlier today. He has gone to join his wife and Holy Father in Heaven. Please pray for his earthly family and the Shady Grove Baptist Church family. We’ll post more information as it becomes available.
Minister Al Phillips, Associate Minister at Shady Grove will speak during the church’s annual Father’s Day Service Sunday June 21st during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The program theme is: “Looking for a Few Good Men” – The Challenge to be a Man of God.”
Minister Phillips has served in the Shady Grove vineyard including the Sunday School, Van Ministry, Usher Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Armor Bearer Ministry, Sound/Video Ministry, Trustee Ministry, and was ordained into the Deacons Ministry in 2012.
Phillips initially ministered to the community through his work as a medical technician, personal trainer, bodybuilder, and fitness instructor. He shared the word of God in neighborhoods, at church activities, association programs, and town hall events speaking in churches to youth and civic groups emphasizing that our bodies are the temples of God.
He is married to Hyacinth Jones Phillips and they have two daughters, Skyla Grace and Jaila Brianna Phillips. He attended Anderson College (University), and served as a decorated United States Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Al is the son of the Late Albert and Shirley Goodman.
The Shady Grove Men’s Ministry will be in charge of the Father’s Day worship service. All fathers will receive special recognition.
The Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor.
Deacon James Pearson is Chairman of the Deacons Ministry
Jay Thompson, a Trustee at Shady Grove Baptist Church, recently received ‘The Humanitarian Award.’
Thompson was cited for his commitment to the church. In presenting the award, Senior Missionary Ministry President Dorothy Manning stated that Thompson takes seriously his responsibilities and continually exercises oversight and care of the church’s properties, buildings, grounds, and equipment.
She indicated that he daily monitors to assure that all is well and exemplifies extreme love and concern for his church.
The Senior Missionary Ministry presents this award annually to a deserving and committed person who shows extreme commitment and concern for the church, or for individuals who are sick and /or in need in the community.
Last year’s Humanitarian Award winner was Deaconess Kathy Byers.
The Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor.
The Pulpit Aid Ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church will present a program, “The Whole Armor of God” on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Guest speakers will be
- the Rev. James Sarratt from Mikes Creek Baptist Church
- the Rev. Brenda Miller from Lewis Chapel Baptist Church
- the Rev. Derrick Wood from Piney Grove Baptist Church
- Minister Verlinda Mintz from Concord Baptist Church
- the Rev. Tina Posey, associate minister at Grace Community Church, Spartanburg
- the Revs. Albert Phillips and Darrett Lattimore, associate ministers at Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Each speaker ‘s choir will give a short musical selection before they speak.
Everyone is cordially invited to come out and share in this joyous occasion. We look forward to having you fellowship with us.
Julitan Foster, President
The Rev. Lee Byers, Jr., Pastor
The Shady Grove Praise Singers will celebrate their 36th anniversary with a reunion Sunday, June 7, at 4:00 p.m. Former Praise Singers and Friends of the choir are invited back to be a part of this event. For more information, former Praise Singers should contact choir president Bridget Rainey (864-490-7673) or assistant director Hyacinth Phillips(864-490-0268), or any other Praise Singer.
The renowned JOYLITES of Gaffney will be the special guest for this program. Everyone is cordially invited to come and be a part of this dynamic event. The JOYLITES are a family group and most have been singing since old enough to hold a microphone. The group is backed up by a keyboardist, two guitarists, and a drummer. The group released their first CD recently. The JOYLITES love the Lord and are a singing machine, booked months in advance for their many performances. The public is invited to come and be part of this event.
The Rev. Lee Byers, Jr. is pastor.