Rev. Barry Robinson was installed as Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
In attendance were Pastor Wayne Wickware, Unity House of Prayer; Rev. Henry Sutton, Tabernacle of Praise Christian Fellowship; Bishop John Wright, Liberty United Love Ministries; and Guest Speaker Pastor Chuck Brown, Mt. Olive Community Church who brought the message from Ecclesiastes 3:1 “This Is Your Season.”
Bishop Dr. Reginald J. Saffo, Pastor/Administrator of United Faith MB Church in Maywood, Illinois, performed the Installation which detailed the Charge to the Pastor, the Charge to the Members, and Laying of the hands on the newly installed Pastor-Elect.
Also in attendance were numerous elected City/County and State Officials, The Mt. Zion MB Men’s Choir, Mt. Olive Praise Team and Bethel Baptist Musicians.
Rev. Robinson was ordained in 2010, at Proviso Methodist Baptist Church in Maywood, Illinois under the tutelage of Bishop Dr. Claude Porter, where he served as an Associate Minister since 2007.
After moving back to Peoria in 2012, he continued to serve as Associate Minister at the Church of the Living God Temple #130 under Bishop Leroy Smith, and later he became Associate Pastor at Mt. Olive Community Church for four (4) years with Pastor Chuck Brown.
Rev. Robinson is married to Kathryn, and they have ten (10) children and thirty-three (33) grandchildren.
Bethel Baptist Church would like to thank everyone who attended and showed support for this Installation.
Bethel Baptist Church is located at 1001 S. Greenlawn (corner of Greenlawn and Antionette). Sunday Church service starts at 11:00 am. For more information, please call (309)402-9465.