Today's  Leadership
Announcements


Please continue to contribute canned goods and non-perishable items to the food box located in the fellowship hall for our
ongoing food drive.



JANUARY  BIRTHDAYS
Jan. 2 - Malcolm Pennington * Jan. 7- Ann Burgh * Jan. 8 - Eleanor Pedford  * Jan.. 11 - Evelena Jennings
Jan. 11 - Geneva Age * Jan. 22 - Cedric Age * Jan. 28 - William Green, Sr.






Weekly Services
Sunday School…………(Every 1st, 2nd & 4th Sunday) ……………..9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship………. (Every 1st, 2nd & 4th Sunday) …………..11:00 A.M.
Early Morning Worship. (Every 3rd Sunday - Morning Worship Only).9:00 A.M.
Children' Church...........(Every 1st, 2nd & 4th Sunday)....................11:00 A.M.
Bible Study………...……….( Adult - Every Wednesday).........….…...6:30 P.M.
Youth Outreach.........................(Every 4th Sunday)...........................5:00 P.M.
Mission Meeting…………(Every 4th Saturday)………………………...4:30 P.M.
Communion…………………………………………………….(Every 4th Sunday)


  • Food Drive:  Pilgrim Rest members please continue to contribute canned goods or any non-
    perishable items to the food box located at the church.  Visitors are welcome to do the same as
    well.





TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR ALL OF HIS BLESSINGS
About Us
Down through the years a total of 16 faithful Pastors
have served as shepherds:


Past  Pastors:
Rev. W. H. Moore—NA
Rev. George w. Rhodes—NA
Rev. M. Williams—3 Years
Rev. H. L. Joyner—4 Years
Rev. Joseph Reaves—14 Years
Rev. M. S. White—NA
Rev. C. C. Dixon—2 Years
Rev. S. C. Manuel—4 Years
Rev. E. J. Wells—14 Years
Rev. Thomas Neal—8 Years
Rev. Ervin Pellom—18 Years
Rev. Bobby Stukes—3 Years
Rev. Carozell Henry—8 Years
Rev. Joseph V. Garnett—2 Years
Rev. Kelvin Thurman—1 Year
Historical Leadership
We have been blessed to have Rev. Rickie M.
Houston as our pastor for the past nine years.  
Under Rev. Houston’s leadership we have striven to
be a blessing to those less fortunate in the
community by serving the homeless each month at
Good Shepherd Ministries.  Rev. Houston has also
expanded our youth/children’s church and
developed a singles ministry.
Pilgrim Rest also has two Associate Minister,  
Dr. Deborah Houston & Elder Ruth Green,  
Yes, God is Good!
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church was organized in the Wrightsville Sound Community on October 27,
1908 under the guidance of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.  The effort was  led by Bro. George Ward who
sought after the information for establishing the church.  The very first church service was held in the home of
Bro. George Ward with Rev. W. H. Moore as pastor.  Bros. George Ward, Joseph Kelly and James M. Franks
were some of the very first deacons.
The church services moved from the Ward home to a community building for a short period of time.  Eager for
their own building, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church was built on land provided by Bro. George Ward, at
what is now Military Cutoff Road and Allen’s Lane.  In later years, the wooden structure was moved, with rolling
logs and a truck, to its present location on land donated by the Waters and Corbett families.


Deacon Ministry:
Wayne Age, Clarence Williams & Jerry Williams
Deaconess Ministry:
Geneva Age, Evelena Jennings, Mamie Williams, Jackie Williams & Renee Brown

Trustee Board:
William Green (Chairman), Mamie B. Williams (Financial Secretary),
Anthony Age, John Bellamy, Derrick Coulter, Tanya Gurganious (Asst. Financial Secretary), Marvin Spicer, &
Henry Mishoe.

Barbara Coulter----Recording Secretary
Octavia Spicer---Corresponding Secretary
(Announcements Below)
Pastor Rickie M. Houston