Beth Eden Pastor Celebrates 41 Years

By David Scott
The congregation of Beth Eden Baptist Church recently celebrated 41 years of service that Pastor Dr. Gillette O. James and First Lady Dr. Rosa James have dedicated to the church and its members. The March 11 celebration featured praise songs by Celestial Voices,  Daughters of Praise, a Poem by Sister Nola Devereaux-Martin and presentations by the auxiliaries and deacons of Beth Eden. Brother Cameron Stanton dressed in a tuxedo and Sister Jamicia Scoggins wearing an elegant evening dress escorted Pastor James and the First Lady down the center aisle. Dr. Kevin B. Hall, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Richmond, delivered a sermon, “Order My Steps,” on the difficulties and challenges that face a pastor who leads well. The American Baptist Seminary of the West recently announced that it will confer a Doctor of Divinity degree on Pastor Gillette “in recognition to (his) superb service to church, community and the seminary.” Beth  Eden Baptist Church is located at 1183 10th St in Oakland.
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