Coley Springs to hold African American heritage worship celebration
Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church will be observing its annual African American Heritage Worship Celebration on Sunday during its regular morning worship service beginning at 10:45 a.m. The guest speaker will be Marktontio Royster. Music will be provided by the Coley Springs Mass Choir. Minister Almena Mayes will serve as the worship leader.
Royster, a native of Warren County, joined Covenant Love Family Church, in Fayetteville, at age 23. While there, he attended the College of Christian Ministries and also joined the choir and orchestra, playing latin percussion instruments (congas, etc.).
Currently residing in Henderson, he attends Coley Springs under the leadership of Pastor Carson F. Jones Jr., M. Div. Mark serves in the music ministry and teaches the adult Sunday school class. He is also furthering his Christian education at The America Come Back to God Bible Institute in Middleburg..
The son of Pattie Royster-Jones (the late George A. Jones) and Sylvester Taylor (Pastor Anglia Taylor), he is married to Erica Shoulders Royster and they have five children.
During the service, there will be special highlights of members who have passed, as well as those who are still living, with a special emphasis on members of the church who grew up in Coley Springs and are now making notable contributions within their respective communities.
A fellowship dinner will be served following the service. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, contact Larry M. Jones, Jr., at (252) 382-4180.