We are pleased to announce a weekend of activities celebrating the installation of Reverend Paul Robeson Ford as the Eleventh Pastor of First Baptist Church from Thursday, April 19, 2018, until Sunday, April 22, 2018!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The celebration begins on Thursday evening as a Night of Revival at 7:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church. Our guest will be Dr. Marcus Cosby, Senior Pastor of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday evening brings a Celebratory Concert at 7:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church. The featured psalmist for the weekend, Sister Nedelka Prescod of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, will bring her gift of song and storytelling to this event, Joining her will be musicians such as The Twin City Choiristers, the Chancel Choir of First Baptist Church, and many more.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
On Saturday afternoon, the campus of Winston-Salem State University will host two special events at the Anderson Conference Center. At 4:00 P.M., a Pre-Banquet Worship Celebration will be held in Dillard Auditorium.
Following this service, the Banquet will be held in the McNeil Ballroom at 5:00 P.M. with Dr. Darryl Aaron of the Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina as the guest speaker.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sunday will become Installation Sunday at First Baptist Church. For our 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship service, our guest will be Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. of the Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois. The service will be followed by a Reception at 12:30 P.M.
The Service of Installation will be held at 3:00 P.M. Dr. James Forbes, Jr. of the Healing of the Nations Foundation will be the guest preacher for this special service.
We hope that you will join us as we officially welcome Reverend Paul Robeson Ford as our eleventh Senior Pastor!