Solomon Temple Baptist Church, 700 Atkinson Street, Monroe, Louisiana, Rev. James R. Howard Pastor, Teacher held its annual Vacation Bible School, Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7th.
The school was under the direction of Mother Cloteal Carradine Miller. Mother Miller was assisted by 1st Lady Howard, Sister Tracie Greely, and other devoted members of the Solomon Temple Family. Teachers included Nursery teacher Sister Ashley Davis, assisted by Sis. Britanee Smith, Kindergarten teacher Sister Rachel Rose assisted by Sister Edna White, Primary teacher Sister Beulah Caldwell, Junior teachers Sis. Donecia Presley and Sis Gloria Hall, Intermediate teacher Minister Janet Hauser, Senior teacher Sister Anna Henderson, and the adult class was taught by Rev. Matecki Nelson. Rev. Bakari Beckwith was on hand to teach the Married Couples class. Youth sectaries included Jala Robinson, Germanii Murphy, and Sheniqua Morgan. Students were given the opportunity each day to share what they learned in their classes. During the review, students shared that they wanted to turn their lives over to Christ now.
On Friday, June 7, Rev. Howard baptized two new converts who turned their lives over to Christ. Over 75 students and adults were in attendance to witness this unique experience. This years theme was “Super Training University With Jesus.” Director Miller gave out certificates of graduation in which students will move on to higher classes for next year’s Vacation Bible School. A planned cap and gown ceremony for the students was postponed in order to hold the baptism ceremony.
Vacation Bible School Principals included Dea. Arthur Clark, and Rev. Zachary Thomas. The Culinary Ministry was headed by Sister Mary White, assisted by Sister Bernice Amos, Sis. Ashley Davis.
Bus Drivers were Dea. James White Sr., Bro. Charles Presley, Rev. James Howard, and Bro. Maurice Jones. Banners and decorations were done by Dea. James White Jr.
Friday was Carnival Day. Students enjoyed PaPa’s Burgers and PaPa ‘s Chili Dogs, watermelon, drinks, over 25 boxes of sausage pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, cheese pizza, and others along with games which included a Hoola Hoop Contest, Basketball Contest, and many other games. Prizes were awarded. PaPa’s Burgers and Chili Dogs were grilled by nonother than Pastor James Howard.
Our Vacation Bible School provides our children and adults the best of everything that God has in store for them. Come and fellowship with us every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.