Crystal Hill Baptist Church to host ordination service

An ordination service will be held for Minister Braxton Braswell at Crystal Hill Baptist Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29.  

Braswell was born to Sarah Harrison and Randolph Braswell in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on April 1, 1985. He was educated in the Nash-Rocky Mount School System. Braxton was baptized at the Greater St. Delight Baptist Church when he was 8 years old.  Because he showed an interest in music at a very early age, he began classical music lessons when he was 9 years old. Beginning in 2003, Braxton was accepted to North Carolina Central University on a full band scholarship. During his time there, he joined the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc. and became a member of the music staff of the UNC Chapel-Hill Gospel Choir.

Braxton was hired as the minister of music for the Crystal Hill Baptist Church in February 2006, where he develops and overseas all areas of this ministry. In addition to being the music director, Braxton is also one of the Sunday school and Bible study teachers and a youth worker. Braxton would like to say that he got saved when he was baptized as a child. Yet, he recognizes that his true salvation did not occur until November 2012.  

Braxton has a servant’s heart and makes it his daily responsibility to demonstrate the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. He is blessed with a spirit of commitment, excellence, determination and innovation. This along with his passion for youth allowed him to found The Power Initiative, an organization derived from the scripture II Timothy 1:7 with the purpose of inspiring this generation with the spiritual tools needed for their everyday life. 

Since the spring of 2014, Braxton wrestled with something he felt growing on the inside of him. There was a desire to do more for God’s kingdom and God’s people. 

After almost two years of prayer, guidance from mentors and divine confirmation, Braxton submitted to God’s will. On July 20, 2016, during an annual youth revival, he accepted his calling into the ministry and later moved his membership to Crystal Hill. On Oct. 23, 2016, Braxton preached his initial sermon and was licensed under the leadership of Pastor Louis S. Leigh Sr. 

Outside of his church and outreach duties, Braxton cherishes his role of husband to Kristen Braswell and father to Rebecca Braswell. 

Together, they reside in Lynchburg, where Braxton works as an admissions operations specialist for Sweet Briar College. 

In his leisure time, he simply enjoys spending sincere time with God in prayer and maximizing his time with his family and friends.  

Church to host ‘More Than Conquers’

Destiny City Church, Home of Ascension Cathedral, will host “More Than Conquers,” a two-day power surge.

The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

 Guest apostle Ivory Jenkins of Great Fountain of Praise, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be the speaker.

The church is located at 524 N. Main St., South Boston. Apostle is D. Edward Penn II. 

Christian Tabernacle Baptist to host Harvest Day Program

The Christian Tabernacle Baptist Missionary Ministry will have its Harvest Day Program at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Invited guests are Bishop James Chaimers, speaker, and Life Line Gospel Church family will be afternoon guests. 

Dinner will be served following the program.

Boston Aires celebrates anniversary

The Boston Aires will be celebrating their anniversary at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. 

The service will be at Owens Grove Baptist Church.  

Word Is Life Church homecoming set

Word Is Life Church will have its annual homecoming during the 11 a.m. worship service. 

For a ride, direction, or more information, contact Pastor Bessie Terry at 252-820-0194.

New Clover Apostolic Church to hold yard sale

The New Clover Apostolic Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. until on Saturday. 

Clothes, food, various items will be available. The church is located at 1049 Mt. Laurel Road in Clover. 

All proceeds will go to the church. Pastor is Lewis L. Coleman. 

Piney Grove Baptist Church to mark ushers’ anniversary

The anniversary will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. 

Guest speaker will be Ruth Leigh. Pastor is the Rev. K. Anthony Jones.