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Say hello to our newly elected Pastor, James H. Wilkes, Jr.and fianc? Melia Burris!

After a year of corporate fasting and prayer, it is with great pleasure that we introduce our new Pastor, Rev. James Wilkes, Jr. and his beautiful fianc?,?Melia Burris!

In the words of our new Pastor Wilkes, Jr., we are “Hippopotamus Happy and Peacock Proud” to embark on this new spiritual journey, united once again as Pastor and congregation!

?For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day. I will bring them back home to their own land of Israel from among the peoples and nations. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel and by the rivers and in all the places where people live. Yes, I will give them good pastureland on the high hills of Israel. There they will lie down in pleasant places and feed in the lush pastures of the hills. I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign Lord.? — Ezekiel 34:11-15 NLT

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Newly-elected Pastor James H. Wilkes, Jr. delivers his surprise acceptance speech while fianc? Melia Burris looks on.

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Pastor Wilkes shakes hands with members of our congregation.

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Several members line up to shake the new Pastor’s hand!

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Pastor Wilkes and fianc? Melia Burris and our First-Lady-To-Be, greet members of our congregation with open arms in fellowship!?