- Post 31 August 2012
- By Atlanta Daily World
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Special to the Daily World
Big Bethel AME Church Women's Day Worship Services Sunday, August 26, with Rev. Viola Roundtree Parker, Senior pastor at St. John AME Church in East Point, speaking at 7:45 a.m.
At ll:00 a.m., the speaker will be Rev. Nicolene Durham, Senior pastor at Amanda Flipper AME in Decatur. Guest Psalmist will be Min. Niomie Bren-Wilson.
Viola Parker was born to the late Rev. and Mrs. Frank A. Roundtree in Coffee County, Douglas, Georgia. Her father was an (AME) African Methodist Episcopal Preacher and Presiding Elder. She is the youngest of four children and was the first black person to graduate from Coffee High School in 1966. She has one daughter and six grandchildren. In 2004, she united in holy matrimony with Terry Parker of Saint Louis, Missouri. They are now full time parents to four of her grandchildren, ages 17, 16, 13 and 10.
A LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER, PASTOR PARKER has over thirty years of work experience in Clinical Social Work. She was bi-vocational until she faced health challenges such as cancer in 2001 and a complete hip replacement in 2003. She became a full-time pastor in 2003. Her life experiences and dedication to the work the Lord has called her to do keep her steadfast, unmovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord.
The Trinity/Big Bethel Fellowship Dinner will take place Friday, August 24, along with the Laura Turner.
Women's Emphasis Bible Study every Wednesday at 7p.m. in the month of August. Presenters will be Dr. Lena Flowers, Dr. Marie Metze, Rev. Charmaine Purvis and Sis. Evelyn Jones. For more info contact the church office. Big Bethel AME Church is located at 220 Auburn Ave., N.E.