Investiture service held for Rev. Holmes at Shiloh

August 11, 2014

DSC_8962The Congregation of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 4801 W. Capitol Drive, held the Investiture Service for Rev. Charles Edward Holmes on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The program theme was: “Moving by the Spirit in the Ministry I Received from the Lord, Jesus” Acts 20:24). Dr. Charles E. Thornhill, D. Min., of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church presided and preached the Investiture Message, titled: “A Setup” and he offered this explanation: “A setup or conspiracy is when some folks get together and decide what they want to do with some evil intent.” He went on to say, “What makes a setup bad is who’s doing the setting up.” Other program participants included: Dr. Roger M. Pumphery – President, St. Martin’s College and Seminary; Pastor Johnny Bonner of New Greater Love; Pastor Archie Ivy of New Hope Baptist Church; Pastor Williams Robbins – Bethel Baptist Church, and Rev. Bruce Hopgood. After being presented to the congregation by Rev. Thornhill, Rev. Holmes went to the pulpit and thanked the congregation for his being selected pastor of the church. He also expressed his fondness and admiration to the former First Lady, Mrs. Geraldine Hopgood, the wife of former Pastor Rev. Isaac Hopgood, that he was honored to be stepping into the shoes of Rev. Hopgood and that he was proud to emulate how he provided for his congregation. He also recalled the occasion when he was at the home of Pastor and Mrs. Hopgood when he shared the news of his calling to the ministry. “Upon hearing the news, Sis. Hopgood began to praise God,” Rev. Holmes said.