HOUSTON – Galilee Missionary Baptist Church recently celebrated their pastor, Rev. Dr. Edwin A. Davis, for 31 years of faithful pastoral leadership.
Pastor Davis became the proud pastor of Galilee in December of 1987, and since then, this amazing church has continued to reach greater heights under his leadership. The anniversary service was very uplifting, spirit-filled, and celebratory as Pastor James C. Carrington, Jr. from Willing Workers Baptist Church was the guest minister of the hour. There were several people on program who gave congratulatory remarks, one being Ashley P. Turner, who gave remarks on behalf of her father The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner.
During the service, the spirit truly filled the atmosphere as many people were overwhelmed with great joy. Pastor Davis was also overjoyed with the anniversary service as he declared, “it was a very beautiful, uplifting and very spiritual anniversary service.” After 31 years, Pastor Davis still enjoys preaching God’s Word and saving souls. Even though the job has not been easy over the years, what keeps him motivated is “his love for God, his love for preaching, and his love for God’s people.” He truly believes in helping God’s people and even after all this time, he believes that he still has more great work to do.
During the time of the anniversary, Pastor Davis always gets a feeling of nostalgia as he reflects over how much time has come and gone. He expressed, “When I look at 31 years and how fast they’ve gone by, I reflect over the first Sunday that I started in 1987. It seems like yesterday, but each year that has passed has been a great blessing in my life and in the life of my family. Truly, I’ve been blessed beyond measure.” In addition, Pastor Davis is grateful for his longevity thus far and being able to remain healthy in order to do God’s work stating, “I am grateful that God has blessed me to stay healthy and have allowed me to continue preaching the word of God. I know that He has great things planned for the future.” One thing that has contributed to his leadership is part of his favorite scripture when it states, “Be thou faithful, unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life,” from Revelation 2:10b. Faithful Pastor Davis has been, and faithful he will remain.
This anniversary service was definitely one for the memory books, and as Pastor Davis illustrated, “it is one that has left an indelible presence in my life.”
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
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