2013-08-22 / Worship

Dr Goodman will be guest speaker at Mulberry Sun.

Mulberry CME Church will be hosting its 140th Church Anniversary, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Guest speaker for the occasion will be the Reverend Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr., Senior Pastor of the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga.

A native of Greensboro, N.C., Dr. Goodman attended Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C., where he graduated with honors. His hunger and desire to be enriched intellectually and spiritually led him to matriculate at Candler School of Theology located on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He graduated in May 2005 with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Homiletics and Black Church Studies. In addition to providing leadership to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Reverend Goodman enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, with a concentration in Preaching for the 21st Century, and graduated in May 2009. Dr. Goodman was blessed to participate in the Institute of Preaching and Pastoral Renewal program at Candler School of Theology, which allowed him to travel abroad to preach and study in the Holy Land in the spring of 2006, and he was able to return to the Holy Land in January 2013 as a Progressive Baptist Convention delegate to study and speak.

Reverend Goodman was voted one of “America’s Most Loved Pastors” in the September 2006 edition of Gospel Today magazine. In April 2008, he was also inducted into the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. Dr. Goodman was recognized by The African American Pulpit as one of the “20- to-Watch” Young Preachers under the age of 40 in the summer of 2008 issue, at the age of 28, one of the youngest to ever achieve both of these distinctions. His sermon, “The Curse of Being Average” was also featured in The African American Pulpit, Judson Press, summer of 2008 issue. In the summer of 2011, Dr. Goodman’s sermon received its second publication in the Progressive National Baptist Convention’s The Best of PNBC: The First 50 Years, Volume 3. He can be seen weekly on the "Kingdom Living" TV Broadcast and he can be heard daily on the radio in the CSRA with a "Spiritual Vitamin from PG". On June 15, 2012, Reverend Goodman’s testimony was featured on “The 700 Club Interactive”. Dr. Goodman has also published and released two books "You Can't Run From Purpose" and “Road to Recovery”.

God has favored Reverend Goodman by allowing tremendous and explosive growth to accompany his ministry. Reverend Goodman has been at Tabernacle Baptist Church for seven years and his tenure has been marked with much success.

He is a sought after speaker, revivalist and lecturer, who is called upon to empower and encourage the people of God as he travels the world proclaiming the Word of God.

Mulberry CME Church, founded in 1873, is a connectional edifice of The Christian Methodist Episcopal under the leadership of Rev. Marcus J. Rogers. Everyone is invited to share in the 140th Anniversary worship celebration.

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