S: God Begat A Leader, A Leader Begat a People - Celebrating 15 Years of Ministry
FC: Blessed Family Covenant Church A Pictorial Celebration
1: This Book is a Pictorial Celebration of the faithfulness of our God; the nurture and care of our Lord Jesus Christ; and the work and guidance of the Holy Spirit, in and toward this the Body of People. Special Thanks to: Our Anniversary Committee, whose committment to excellence is always on display; Our Anniversary Chairperson, Rev. Evette Fricks-Williams, who tirelessly labors every year to give honor where honor is due and to celebrate the leadership of this Body; Brother Gilbert Jeffries, who serves and serves and serves, and has given his talent, time and all to this project and this celebration booklet; The Late Dr. Rev. Lorenzo Thurman, our father in the faith,who laid an excellent foundation and instilled within us that with God all things are possible. To God Be All the Glory!
2: Pastor Wendy Howlett Senior Pastor "I will raise up me a faithful servant that shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind."
3: Reverend Gabriel Walker | Reverend Marquise Clark | Reverend Evette Williams | Reverend Everett Lamkin | Minister Michael Howlett | Minister Patrick Clark | Minister Randy Smith | Our Word Bearers | Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season.
4: Elder Jesse O'Neal | Mom Carrie Rutherford | Mom Margaret Howlett | "Gather the People, Sanctify the Congregation, Assemble the Elders." | Seasoned in the Lord
5: Secretary Portia Peyton | Assistant Secretary Betty Stephens | Deaconess Janet Galloway | Deacon Maurice Galloway | Deacon Klegan Reed | "There are differences of adminstrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but the same God which worketh all in all." | Our Working Staff and Ordained Help
6: Patricia Bell | Donita Billings | Rachel Boothe | Bridgette Clark | Kayla Clark | Laquinta Clark | Marquise Clark | Patrick Clark | Harvey Cotton | "The Lord shall establish thee a holy people unto himself." | The Saints
7: Jimmie Craig | Sallie Craig | Rex Donnelly | Janet Galloway | Maurice Galloway | Aaliyah Gomez | Joyce Gones | Leon Gones | Amaya Hilliard | "And all the people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord." | of the Most High God
9: O, Heaven Celebrate! And Join In Saints!
10: Carlos Hilliard | Evelyn Holliman | Ciara Horton | Veronica Horton | Deidra Howlett | Margo Howlett | Michael Howlett | Mom Howlett | Thomasine Howlett | "The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure."
11: Pastor Wendy Howlett | Dearn Jeffries | Diamond Jeffries | Gilbert Jeffries | Linda Kyles | Everett Lamkin | Zoie Lamkin | Jami Marchand | Mark Marchand | "And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath."
12: Dwelling Together in Unity
13: The Joy of the Lord is our Strength
14: Kristin Mayweather | Kyndle Mayweather | Jesse O'Neal | Virginia O'Neal | Charles Owens | Jerret Patrick | James Perry | Joshua Perry | Portia Peyton | "I will pour My Sprit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thy offspring."
15: Destiny Price | Rondell Puckett | Cathy Reed | Camryn Smith | Chris Smith Jr | Chris Smith | Joan Reed | Klegan Reed | Mom Rutherford | "Surely blessings I bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee."
17: Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, expecially they who labor in the word and doctrine.
18: Gabriel Walker | Finus Walker | Javonne Walker | Betty Stephens | Matthew Townsend | Deliyah Vaughn | Joquitta Smith | Orleatha Smith | Randy Smith | "Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field."
19: Joyce Walker | Shayfanise Walker | Jasmine Warren | Bevan Williams | Dana Williams | Davonte Williams | Evette Williams | Lashaunda @ | Mekhi Williams | Nadine Williams | "Blessed shall thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shall thou be when thou goest out."
20: Couples Retreat To Palm Springs | "And the two shall be one flesh."
21: Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband does safely trust in her. | First Wives Club
22: BFCC Choir | "And were continually in the temple, Praising and Blessing God."
23: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making meloday in your heart to the Lord. | Sound Engineering Technicians
25: The Usher Ministry | "I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord."
26: Love . . . bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails
27: Behold the Glory of the Lord (Alaskan Cruise, 2009)
28: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
29: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all Spiritual Blessings in heavenly places in Christ." We stand at the peak of our future as the People of God. We have climbed and scaled many mountains. Some lost their grip. Others joined in the ascent. For every mountain, Jesus was our help. Now, we can look out and the promises of God seem clearer than ever before. This unique characteristic, the People of God, has moved us from being just 'churchy' into what God destines for all that are chosen. God best displays His power through His people. The Word made Flesh is best seen through the People of God. The mighty workings of the Holy Spirit are exposed by the People of God. As a unified people we are able to do the impossible. We finally understand that we are kingdom citizens - the heavenly kingdom. We rule with our Elder Brother and are under the authority of the Almighty God. The blessing of Abraham is on this people. We are a 'chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people that shows forth the praises of Him that called us out of darkness' into such a marvellous light. This 'lighted corner' is the Lord's calling card. The 'Spiritual Blessings' on display among us is a draw for all the lost, forsaken, disenfranchised, lonely, tired souls who need a nation so they can be part of something bigger than themselves. WE ARE THE BENEDICTION! WE ARE BLESSED! WE ARE KINGDOM CITIZENS! WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD! Pastor Wendy Howlett
30: IN MEMORY OF OUR FOUNDING FATHER | Dr. Rev. Lorenzo Thurman
31: God's agenda for us from the time that we were saved until now is that we would become heirs. The relationship of the heir is special with God. If the devil can keep us from understanding our heirship, he has kept us from receiving our destiny and our rightful place with God. Heirship is not possession ship. Heirship is not materialism. Heirship is the relationship to God that automatically processes the spiritual which contains the material. And God will wound the heir to keep that relationship intact. God will hinder whatever hinders the heirs' relationship. Therefore, our faith must learn to structure a divine vocabulary; an heirship vocabulary, if you will. God understands that we will not come to this knew vocabulary and status on our own. We will not give up our little bit for God's lot. The surprise of circumstances is sent to awaken us to this new revelation. My calling for these last days is to teach you how to be an heir. God, the Father, made me rich so that I could teach you how to be an heir. Jesus was an heir when He walked this earth. Everywhere the Lord went, he acted as if He were in charge of riches. He knew where funds were when it was time to pay taxes. Jesus instructed Peter to catch a fish, and in the fishes mouth Peter found gold. The heir has access to the Father. The heir does not beg the Father, he simply says. We must hear what the Spirit says to the church. The Spirit speaks the heir's language. Being an heir is training for a higher status, a higher station in God's mind and not ours. I am training a special people for heirship. The heir suffers a lot. The heir must have specialized training to relieve him or her of immaturity. God shapes enemies especially for the development of the heir. Yet, the heir, even in training, is still lord of all. Anyone that is going to have a significant impact for God must have an appointed time when God trains him to be an heir; a recipient. An heir has a relationship that guarantees him the receipt of things that belong to God. God wants to make an example out of you as an heir. Reverened Doctor Lorenzo Thurman, Manservant 4/30/1995