The series will start with guest lecturer Pastor Alexander McBride on Tuesday, Oct. 10th from 6-7 pm. Pastor McBride's lecture title is “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Since its beginning as a “praise house” during the Civil War, First African Baptist Church has been a pillar of faith and strength in the Beaufort community. Pastor Alex McBride will speak about the history of First African Baptist and the significant role it has played in spreading “the freedom of the Lord.”
About the Speaker: Born in Greenwood Mississippi in 1958, Pastor McBride was raised in a single parent home by his mother, Dollie L. McBride. He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1975 and became one of the first integrated blacks to be on President Carter’s Presidential Guards and first Black Sergeants Major to serve aboard the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, The U.S.S. Harry S. Truman and chosen as the second Black Sergeants Major of the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station . He participated in several wars across three timelines: The final months of the evacuation of Cambodia, Operation Kuwaiti Freedom, and the Gulf War.
An honor graduate across three schools: Bachelor of Science in Management from Wayland Baptist University, Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Boston University, and a Master of Science in Theology from Liberty University. After 33-years tenure in ministry he now gratefully has his heart’s wish fulfilled as the full time senior Pastor of The Prestigious First African Baptist Church where his motto of teaching is, “Above All Else, Sound Doctrine…”
The lecture will be hosted in the Great Hall at HTCCS 302 Burroughs Avenue from 6-7pm. Admission is $10 and registration in advance is required so that we can comfortably accommodate our guests.
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