August 4, 2014
Greetings Pastors, Congregations, and PRBA Members:
I greet you in the name of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The Lord is good and worthy to be praised! It is with a great sense of honor and humility that I step up to serve the Lord and our Association as Moderator. I would have never thought that I would one day stand in this positon, but with God, "ALL" things are possible!
As your new Moderator, there are a few things that I would like to share with you. Firstly, PRBA has been invited to share in the Mt. Bethel Baptist Association's 139th Annual session on Wednesday, August 27th at 6:00 PM. The service will be held at the Mt. Bethel Baptist Association Retreat Center, 17420 Mt. Bethel Lane in King George, VA. I have been asked to deliver the message and the Ritchie Baptist Church Combined Choir will render the music. I am asking our Vice Moderators, Department Heads, and all Members of PRBA to make every effort to support this service. Thank you in advance!
Secondly, we will be having an Executive Board Meeting on Saturday, August 30th at the New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Indian Head, MD. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM, and the meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. I am excited about this meeting and am looking forward to sharing with you the vision the Lord has given to me for PRBA for the next four (4) years. Therefore, I am asking for the Moderators, Department Presidents, Officers, all Board Members, and Pastors to please be in attendance for this meeting. Also, I would like to ask that all Department Heads be prepared to give their reports.
Again, I am honored and humbled to be selected as Moderator of this august body, and look forward to working with each of you as we move the association forward and as the Lord takes us to the next level. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I'm looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, Aug. 27th at the Mt. Bethel Baptist Association Annual Session and on Saturday, Aug. 30th for our Executive Board Meeting.
In His Service,
Dr. Sterling R. Swann, Jr.
(Rev) Dr. Sterling R. Swann, Jr.