Shiloh Baptist elects Charles Holmes as new pastor

May 1, 2014

The Congregation of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 4801 W. Capitol Drive, elected Rev. Charles E. Holmes their new pastor on Friday, March 28, 2014, with his starting date in the pulpit of April 6, 2014.  Since the passing of Rev. Isaac Hopgood, Pastor Holmes is the third pastor to lead Shiloh.  Pastor Holmes served as an Assistant Pastor to Rev. Charles Thornhill who is pastor at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  Pastor Thornhill serves at Pastor Holmes’ mentor and teacher.  On preaching his first sermon as pastor he remarked that he had preached his very first sermon at Shiloh in 2002, and over the years he has preached on several occasions at the church.  On becoming a candidate for a second time to become Pastor, Rev. Holmes said: “I professed my calling to become a pastor at Shiloh.  It’s an honor for me to be the Pastor, and I saw this as a prophecy and a joy to be called, which I did not know when, but now I see it clearly”.  Shiloh will be celebrating their sixty (60) year Church Anniversary on May 18, 2014.  All are invited.  Pastor Charles Holmes (center) is pictured with daughter Breanna (left) and his wife (right) First Lady Reopal Holmes.