In 1965 we moved to our present building. Through prayer we increased our membership; organized a Sunday School, Home Mission Department, Usher Board, Senior Choir, Young Adult Choir, Youth Recreation, Pastor's Aide and other departments of the church.
With God's blessings, we burnt the mortgage on our church, purchased an organ and the land adjacent to the church.
Following Rev. Wilson Amos administration the late Rev. Robert O'Neal served faithfully 19 years as Pastor, still souls were being saved. Due to failing health in 1985 Rev. Robert O'Neal retired. It was then the church functioned under the auspices of the Deacon Board with the help of Associated Ministers.
In 1987 the church went into prayer and the Lord sent Rev. Bob Fradieu, February of that year.
In 1991 our Lord and Savior sent to us Rev. Louis Lumzy. Rev. Lumzy came to us with a wealth of experience and extensive Biblical knowledge. His track record from other churches he pastored was clear, concise, prayerful and spoke boldly for itself.
Under Pastor's Lumzy's administration with the Lord's guidance, the Bible was taught and preached; souls for Christ was won; more dedication of members; representation at the National MissionaryBaptist Convention of America; Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention; organizing of the Nurse's Guild; Junior Women; Brotherhood; Athletic Department; Scholarship Committee; Fellowship and Annual Day for all auxillaries, a copier machine and a van was also purchased. God also gave Pastor Lumzy the vision for the expansion of our edifice; with an Education Building and Fellowship Hall. In December 1997, Pastor Lumzy's work was completed and the Lord redirected him to a greater work in Prentiss, Mississippi.
The churchagain functionedunder the charge of the Deacon Board along with theSpiritual help of its associated ministers: Rev. Johnnie Thompson, Rev. Roderick Deflanders and Rev. Gary Wood.
On May 18, 1998 the church called Rev. D. S. Butler as Pastor. Pastor Butler was an annointed Bible scholar. His in depth knowledge of the word opened a great understanding to God's Word. Pastor Butler left in September 1998. Again the Deacon Board took charge. Rev. Gary Wood was appointed as the spiritual leader to carry out the spiritual aspects of the church.
In February1999 the church ordained Rev. Wood so that he could do greater works within the church. The church called Rev. Gary Wood on the 25th of June 1999 as Pastor. He was officially installed on October 31, 1999.
Since he became Pastor the Holy Spirit has blessed the church to pay off it's mortgage in November 2006. The church look forward to accomplishing many other goals with the help of God.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Wood, has led many souls toChrist. By the leading of the Spirit, many new programs have been established that aid to help others in need as wellas educate and train each member.
With the aid of the Holy Spirit, a sweet spirit of love fills the air each Sunday morning. Before leaving worship service, you can count on getting a hug and hearing the familiar phrase, "Hug somebody and tell them you Love them, and God Loves you too!"
Pentecost is striving daily to stay on the battlefield and ask for your continued prayers.
Our motto is "Be ye always ready!" " We are a church known for it's love and it's fellowship." Our motto scrioture is : "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33
This marks the foundation of PENTECOST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH. Surely your prayers and fellowship are responsible for the achievements we"ve made through the years. Today we are grateful and wish to thank God and all who have contributed to our continued growth.
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