April 24, 2020
Dear Berean Association Pastors, Auxiliary Leaders and Members’
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.
We find ourselves experiencing a period in Church history that has never been before relative to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has brought about the death of a large number of people world wide, closing businesses, loss of jobs, impacting the way churches do ministry, etc. Some churches have temporarily suspended church services while others have remained open on a limited scale finding alternate avenues such as; FaceBook, Conference Calling, Streaming, etc. to minister to the congregation at large and to others who are hungry for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our Association has been affected. We are saddened that the coronavirus has claimed the life of our faithful and committed Pastor Carl Smith of New Beginnings Baptist Church. Let us continue to pray for Sis. Geraldine Smith and the entire Smith family. There also have been other deaths unrelated to COVID-19. Min. Brian Davis, brother of Rev. Dwight Davis,2nd Vice Moderator passed away in March, and earlier in the year Rev. Robert Houston, Pastor of Mercy Seat Baptist Church, passed away. Let us continue to pray for these families and others.
The 4th Quarterly Board meeting of the Berean Baptist District Association is rescheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020 at Northern Missionary Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. Hopefully we will be able to meet together as an Association body. We are getting close to the time for the Annual Session and we need to finalize plans.
May the Lord God Bless You All,
Moderator Harold J. Butler