Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church honors Pastor Windley
by Laura Stone | Jun 10, 2018 6:00 am
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2018 during 11:51 am
Reverend Dr. George P. Windley, Sr., was called to a method in 1967 and answered a call in 1968. However, he felt led to join a U.S. Navy in 1969 and served dual years during a Vietnam War. After he exited a Navy Windley attended Morris College and complicated biology with a vigilant of fasten a medical profession.
He perceived his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Bachelor of Divinity from Morris College and subsequently attended Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. He finished 5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education, that took another year and 3 months, shortly apropos a initial African American Senior Chaplin in South Carolina.
Windley lived in Sumter, though his initial jail avocation hire was during Central Correctional Institution in Columbia. While there, he achieved ceremony services for those housed in a psychiatric sentinel and a sanatorium sentinel as good as for a ubiquitous population.
When Allendale Correctional Institute non-stop in Fairfax in 1989, Windley became a usually Chaplin during a trickery that housed 1,140 inmates. In 1993, a new jail was built in Turbeville, and Windley became a Senior Chaplin during Turbeville Correctional Institution where he stayed until he late from a jail complement in 2015.
“I appreciate God for that resources of experience,” pronounced Windley.
Windley has been priesthood for 50 years and has been with Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Manning for 40 years and perceived an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree in 2014. He collected pastors to start a Interracial Interdenominational Clarendon County Ministry Alliance 35 years ago to move peace and togetherness to a races and denominations in Clarendon County.
Many of a pastors he has taught and mentored over a years have selected to applaud his 50 years in a method by holding a week-long eventuality from Jun 4-10. The eventuality is “Honoring and Celebrating Jesus for saving and job Pastor G. P. Windley into a method 50 years ago,” according to Windley. Any donations collected during a week will be used for a construction of a Community Family Life Center.
Each night will horde a opposite priest whose life Windley has touched. Services will start during 7 p.m. nightly. Reverend Carolyn W. Braxton, priest of St. Peter Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach and Windley’s sister, preached Monday night. Reverend Covial Stanley, M.D., priest of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Conway, preached Tuesday night. Reverend Oscar Cash, JA, priest of Anderson Baptist Church in Moncks Corner, preached Wednesday. Reverend Dr. Marion H. Newton, priest of Jehovah Baptist Church in Sumter, will evangelise on Thursday. Reverend Rogerstine Gourdine, priest of Pilgrim Ford Baptist Church in Yemassee, will evangelise on Friday.
Sunday has a full schedule. Retired Lt. Colonel USAF Reverend Jerome Ward, from Fort Worth, Texas, will evangelise during 11 a.m. The Black River Associates will perform a Dance Ministry during 3 p.m., followed by a use achieved by Reverend George P. Windley, Jr., priest of First Baptist Missionary Church in Sumter.
Windley continues to proffer with a jail system, and a church started a jail overdo project. Every Saturday before Palm Sunday, they accumulate packages for bankrupt inmates who accept zero from family members or friends. Through a Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention, they accumulate toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap for a inmates, as a state can no longer means to yield these items.
Windley has served as Coordinator of Prison Ministry for a South Carolina Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention for 15 years.
Through his time with a jail system, Windley detected a jagged series of jail inmates had grown adult in a home but a father. He preferred to offer teachings on how to be a Godly male and husband, and in 1989 Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church started Manhood Training.
In a annual seminar, they offer career, financial and health information. It also covers pleasantness and honour for self and others as good as individuality and independence teachings. This summer, a all-day eventuality will be hold on Jun 23, along with Womanhood Training. The training is open to immature group and women ages 8-18.
As an offshoot, each Monday, a church hosts Godly Men assisting Men and Boys and Men to Become Men of God and Godly Women assisting Women and Girls Become Women of God.
For some-more information per services or a Manhood and Womanhood Training, hit Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church during (803) 435-2038. If people wish to present to bankrupt inmates, hit a Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention in Columbia during (803) 931-8811.
“I’m only so grateful for what God has finished and is doing. The top we wish to get in this life is during a feet of Jesus,” pronounced Windley. “I trust if we as a tellurian competition turn sons and daughters of God, what a pleasing universe this would be.”