Greater Middle Baptist Church will install the Rev. Rodney Echols Sr. as pastor on Sunday (September 15). Dr. Donald R. Ester, pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the address during the installation, which begins at 3 p.m.
Rev. Echols received a Master of Divinity degree in 2005 from the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently in the Doctoral Program at Memphis Theological Seminary. He was licensed at Middle Baptist Church Whitehaven under the direction of Dr. Lester Baskin and ordained at New Bethel M. B. Church under Pastor Donald Ester Sr.
In addition to serving as associate pastor at New Bethel, he taught the Sunday School class of associate ministers.
Echols is a professor at the Tennessee School of Religion, where he teaches Theology and the New Testament. Accredited by the Sunday School Publishing Board, he also teaches in the Zion District Association, and is certified to teach at all levels for the National Baptist Convention, USA.
Prior to his ministry experience, Echols served with the Memphis Police Department and retired as a lieutenant after 25 years of service.
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Source: Black Press USA