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Celebrate Black History Month with us!
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Shady Grove Baptist Church Mass Choir

This Friday, February 7, 2014, we will be having a special event to celebrate Black History Month. The event will take place in Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free. If you enjoy worship of many kinds, then you don’t want to miss out on this! The service will consist of worship, choreographed (liturgical/Spiritual) dancing and some good Southern preaching.


Bishop Dr. Ernest Burns will be one of the speakers that night. He is a Vietnam War  veteran serving his country being inducted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1972 and he was honorably discharged as a Sargent E-5 in 1976. His educational accomplishments include an Associates Degree in Computer Science from the Marietta-Cobb Area Vocational Technical School, Masters of  Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus Georgia. Bishop Burns retired from his own construction company of which he worked 30 years. He currently works part-time at the Avita Community Partners as a Community Resource Coordinator. His hobbies include golf, fishing and “just chilling.” He is married to the beautiful Dr. Vanessa Burns and they have two children, Portia and Patrick. He is the pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church where he has been for the past 15 years. The Shady Grove Baptist Church Mass Choir will also be a part of the worship that night.

We will also be hearing from Bishop Bardel Summerour from the Full Gospel Baptist Church, and have the opportunity to watch a liturgical dance from a representative of the Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Come out and celebrate Black History Month with Toccoa Falls College!