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Our Pastor

Reverend Frederick D. Favors

A Righteous Man, Rejoicing Always,

Walking in Ordered Steps

Proverbs 16:7-9

Reverend Favors

Biography

The angels rejoiced in heaven joyfully when a baby boy burst forth in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in awe to witness God’s universe in its awesome beauty. He surrounded himself with God’s grandeur as he grew up in Forrest City, Arkansas. Education was like a musical master piece of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Passion According to St. John in 1723. He attended the public schools in Forrest City, and later matriculated at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff majoring in pre-med and minoring in chemistry where he finished Magna Cum Laude. In addition, he studied at Atlanta University majoring in Administration and Policy Studies.

His employment advanced from the Public School System of Forrest City to Cobb County Public School System in Atlanta, Georgia.

In his obedience to the call of God and quest for seminary training, his advancement continued in Theology at Morehouse School of Religion and Columbia Theological Seminary. Presently, he is the pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church of Thomson, Georgia, where he has served since 1984.

Because of his scriptural knowledge of servanthood, his community, civic, and religious involvement continues to enhance growth as a pastor and as a person. He is affiliated with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Free and Accepted Mason, Phi Delta Kappa, the Georgia Planning Group Board for Health Promotion, McDuffie County Board of Commissioners, organizer of the McDuffie Human Relations Committee, recently appointed to serve on the Board of Trustee of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia-Group Self Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund, Executive Board Member of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Vice-Moderator of the Fourth Shiloh Association, and Member of the Antioch North Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia.

He has received such distinguished awards as The Rainbow/PUSH Pioneer Faith Award of November 2005 and The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Citizenship Education Fund Award of June 2006. Each award was bestowed upon him in Atlanta, Georgia, and Chicago, Illinois, respectively. Just recently, he was invited to participate in a dialogue at The Oxford Round Table in Oxford, England, to discuss Religion, and the Moral Decline of Public Education.

Jesus Christ definitely has been instrumental in his local, state, national, and international, recognition and development.

As God created the first family in the Garden of Eden, He created Elene Ward and Frederick Favors so that they could find each other to be joined in matrimony. The vines of their lives sprouted and produced two sons, Frederick II and Terence.