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Worship Leader

Reverend Dr. Richard Williams

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church

Orlando, Florida

Dr. Richard Williams has been an educator for over thirty years. He worked on the secondary level for twenty-five years with his final

sixteen years as a high school administrator. He currently works as a professor for several colleges and universities.

In the early 2000s, Dr. Williams joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth A. Johnson.

Dr. Williams was ordained as a Deacon and served as church business manager. In December 2003, Dr. Williams preached his initial

sermon and has continued to lift up the name of Jesus.

In February 2019, Dr. Williams joined Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church and serves as an Associate Minister. He

is a Certified Dean of Christian Education and serves as the Assistant Dean for the Florida East Coast Baptist Association. He enjoys

teaching COPP courses, Sunday Church School, and Bible Study.

Dr. Williams also has served as Chaplain, and now Basileus for the Chi Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. He

travels throughout the State and Seventh District as a delegate representing the chapter.


Guest Speaker

Reverend Dr. Robert C. Stanley

Pastor, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church

Pompano Beach, Florida

On September 6, 1989, Dr. Stanley was called to serve as Pastor at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church which, at that time, had an

active membership of 150. Under his leadership, God’s magnificent power was manifested. Hopewell instituted several ministries such as

King- and Queen-Agers, which is a Bible Class for senior citizens, Women’s Ministry; Men's Ministry; Singles' Ministry; Substance Abuse

Ministry; Outreach Ministry; HIV/AIDS Ministry. Hopewell now worships at 9:30 A.M. on Sundays, with an Inspirational Worship Service

at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesdays. Hopewell's current active membership has grown to over 2,000.

In April 1998, Hopewell opened a Child Care Ministry to reduce child care expenses for families, specifically targeting single parents. With

the opening of the Child Care Ministry, the vision that God has given to Dr. Stanley began to unfold. The construction of the new edifice on

the adjacent Hopewell property was completed in December 2002. God has continued to manifest his power and presence, and in August

2007 a new Pre-School Academy was completed on the property. The school provides quality education and training for children, ages

infant to five years. It also accepts VPK students and there is after-school care in place to aid parents who are working. Also, adjacent to the

Pre-School, is a state-of-the-art Fitness Center for the members and community.

In January 2004, Hopewell established Operation D.E.S.T.I.N.Y. to minister to the educational needs of, not only the Hopewell Youth, but

the community at large. The Teenage Mothers’ Ministry and the Common Compassion Ministry were also launched in 2004. The Common

Compassion Ministry addresses the needs of the Membership and residents of the community, that are presented to the Hopewell Family.

The Hopewell Youth Pastor was appointed in January 2005 and Youth Church services were started in Hopewell West. The Youth also

worship at 9:30 A.M. In December 2005, The Hope, Healing, and Wellness Ministry was formed, ministering to the needs of those with

physical infirmities, and is staffed by those members who are in the Healthcare Industry. We have a full rotation of nurses every Sunday

who stand ready to act in case there is a medical emergency.

In 2006, the G.I.R.L.s’ Ministry (Growing Into Righteous Ladies) was formed as a vehicle to encourage the teenagers to recognize how

important it is to live a righteous life, and to give them tools that they can use to accomplish this goal. Also, in 2006, a Recording Studio was

completed to accommodate the Remnant of Praise recording choir and other present and future artists.

In 2007, under the unction of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Stanley was led to transform the Men’s Ministry into “Men Sharpening Men” and this

ministry has been a tremendous success. It involves all the Men of Hopewell and there is a bonding among the men that is unparalleled.

Pastor Stanley leads this ministry by example, encouraging all men to love the Lord, treat their wives with respect and nurture their

children, and to let their lives be an example in their homes.

Dr. Stanley avails himself to the community for crisis counseling. He is a dynamic Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist, and Leader, who proclaims

the Word of God with clarity and possesses a gift for ministering to the needs of God’s people. His anointing is evident in the work that he

has been able to accomplish at Hopewell, which is a beacon for the Pompano Beach community. He exemplifies his teaching in his home,

church, and community. To assist in the community during the pandemic, the Hopewell ministry teamed up with Feeding South Florida

to give away food to the needy on multiple occasions, gave away a truckload of turkeys for each Thanksgiving and was a COVID vaccine

distribution site in January and February of 2021.

Dr. Stanley has served as The Bible Expositor for the Northern Division of the Ministers' and Deacons' Union of the Florida East Coast

Association and was the former President of The Pompano Christian Clergyman Council. Dr. Stanley received his Associates of Arts degree

from Miami Dade Jr. College, Miami, Florida; his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from West Georgia State

University, Carrollton, Georgia; his Master of Religious Arts in Biblical Studies and his Doctorate of Theology from Jacksonville Theological

Seminary.

Dr. Stanley was born in Hollywood, Florida. He and his wife, Alene, have been married for 38 years and are the proud parents of a son,

Joshua. The Family resides in Pompano Beach, Florida.


Ten Plus Years Later

Look What The Lord Has Done

315 - Total people receiving the Right Hand of Fellowship since 2011

65 Baptized & 558 Visitor Letters Mailed Out

MINISTRIES BIRTHED OR REVIVED:

Grief and Compassion Ministry (2022)

Monthly Church Newsletter (2021)

Pandemic Virtual Services Via Zoom Platform (2020)

Women’s Saturday Prayer Ministry (2020)

Men’s Saturday Prayer Ministry (2020)

Angel Tree Ministry (2015)

Cancer Awareness Ministry (2012)

Disaster Recovery Ministry (2012)

Men’s Saturday Bible Study (Revived) (2013)

Mission Ministry (2012)

Mt. Zion CDC Ministry (2014)

N A Recovery Ministry (2013)

Parking Ministry (2015)

Social Media Ministry (2011)

Video Ministry (2016)

Website Ministry (2015)

Young Adult Ministry (Revived) (2011)

Contemporary Young Adult Sunday School Class (2017)

Ordained Nine Deacons

Licensed Two Ministers

INCREASED EMPHASIS ON DOMESTIC MISSIONS:

Guest Lecturer – FSU College of Music - 2022

Guest Lecturer- UCF School of Public Administration - 2021

COVID-19 Testing at Mt. Zion MBIC - 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Mt. Zion MBIC -2021

COVID-19 Food Drive with PCEC – 2020, 2021, 2022

COVID-19 Food Drives at Mt. Zion MBIC 2020, 2021, 2022

Parramore Clean-up with CDC – 2021, 2022

Offering and Supplies sent to 2021 Hurricane Victims in the South East

Blanket Drive For Homeless – 2021

Member African American Council of Christian Clergy – 2002-2022

Domestic Violence Workshop – 2016

National Night Out Participation (OPD) – 2012-2019

OCPS – Academic Center For Excellence –Community Council Board Chair – 2016-2021

Parramore Engagement Council Chair – 2016-Present

Offering and Supplies sent to Hurricane Irma, Harvey and Maria Victims – 2017

Appointed to Board of Directors- Career Source Central Florida – 2010-2014

INCREASED ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN FOREIGN MISSIONS:

Water Purifiers sent to Africa and Haiti

Bandages and Health Supplies sent to Africa

Offering sent to Haiti Hurricane and Earthquake Recovery Efforts


SERVICE TO THE CHURCH AND THE KINGDOM:

City of Orlando Black History Panel Participant (2022)

Florida A&M University College of Law Street Dedication Speaker (2022)

UCF/ Valencia Downtown Campus Dedication Service Speaker (2022)

Eat Smart Grant and Program

American Baptist Convention (Revived) Moderator Area IV

Florida General Baptist Convention (Revived)

National Baptist Convention (Revived)

MLK City of Hope Service

Seven Last Sayings Good Friday Service

West Coast Baptist Association (Revived) President Congress of Christian Education (2014-2018), Bible Expositor

2019-2022

Women’s Conference

African American Council of Christian Clergy

SPIRITUAL GROWTH SERIES, INCLUDING:

“Lessons From Jesus’ Discourse on the Bread of Life Series”

“What The Bible Says About Advent Series”

“Lessons From Jesus and The Woman at The Well”

Church Wide Daniel Fast

“What The Bible Says Series”

“Prayer Series”

“God’s Financial Plan For Your Life”

“Identifying Your Spiritual Gift”

“Spiritual Warfare”

“The Biblical Standards of One Another”

“What Baptist Believe”

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:

2022 African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida MLK Humanitarian of the Year

2022 Orlando Magic Diversity Game Changer Award

2021 Parramore Community Engagement Council Service Award

2021 Orlando Magic Social Justice Game Changer Award

2019 OCPS ACE Community Service Award

2019 UCF Downtown Campus Service Award

2018 Jones High School Historical Foundation Legacy Award - Inducted

2015 Orlando Chamber/Central Florida Partnership Board Member Award

2015 Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation Award

2014 Career Source Central Florida Outstanding Board of Director – Award

2013 African American Chamber of Commerce Award- President – (2008-2013)

2012 Frito Lay – Hometown Hero Award-Speaker

2012 Orlando Magic History Maker Award

2012 City of Sanford MLK Appreciation-Speaker

2011- Orange County Government Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service

2011 Black History Committee of Orange County Community Service Award

2011 Osceola County Corrections Black History Month Award – Speaker

MEDIA OUTREACH

Florida Sun Weekly Newspaper Columnist – 2010 - Present

Orlando Times Weekly Newspaper Guest Columnist – 2011 - Present


“COMMITTED TO THE FLOCK”

“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

– Jeremiah 3:15 KJV

Order of Service

Sunday, March 27, 2022 | 10:30 AM

Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church

535 W Washington Street | Orlando, Florida 32801

Reverend Dr. Robert M. Spooney, Pastor

Prelude

Reverend Dr. Richard L. Williams II - Worship Leader

Praise and Worship................................................................................................................ Praise Team

Seating of

Pastor Robert M. & First Lady Gloria M. Spooney

Deacon Guy Aikins, Chair, Deacons Ministry

Deacon Lillian Lancaster, Chair Deaconess Ministry

Introduction of Worship Leader................................................................. Deacon Marvin Campbell

Call To Worship (Please Stand)...................................................Reverend Dr. Richard L. Williams II

Leader:

People:

Leader:

People:

Leader:

People:

Lift up your hearts

We lift them up unto the Lord.

O Lord, open thou our lips

And our mouths shall show forth thou praise

Praise ye the Lord.

The Lord’s name be praised.

Invocation...........................................................................................Reverend Dr. Eddie J. Williamson


Scripture (Please Stand) .............................................................................................. Sister Hanna Shea

Romans 8: 24- 28 (KJV)

Leader:

People:

Leader:

People:

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man

seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should

pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings

which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,

because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

All Together: 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to

them who are the called according to his purpose.

Inspirational Music

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Guests.....................................................Sister Barbara Holmes

Occasion and Tribute......................Sister Danielle M. Spooney and Sister Ashley Spooney Wilson

Inspirational Music

Introduction of Guest Minister...................................................................... First Lady Alene Stanley

Period of Meditation..........................................................................................Dr. Chandler L. Wilson

Gospel Message......................................................................................Reverend Dr. Robert C. Stanley

Senior Pastor, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Pompano Beach, Florida

Call to Discipleship...............................................................................Reverend Dr. Robert C. Stanley

Inspirational Music

Presentations........................................................................................................Sister Janice Burroughs

Chairperson, Pastor’s Anniversary Committee

Sister April T. Spooney

Co-Chairperson, Pastor’s Anniversary Committee

Remarks......................................................Reverend Dr. Robert M. & First Lady Gloria M. Spooney

Benediction – “Let The Church Say Amen”................................. Reverend Dr. Robert M. Spooney

Please join us in the multi-purpose room for refreshments


Word of Thanks

Greetings, Beloved Church Family!

I can’t believe it’s been ten years since God placed us here at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church.

We have come this far by faith and to be very honest, it has been a pleasure, joy, and honor to serve you. My

heart is full of gratitude to all of you for your many expressions of love, support, and encouragement during this

celebration. I sincerely appreciate all who planned and worked to make this special day happen.

I am so thankful that God placed me in this wonderful congregation to serve Him and all of you. Working for

His kingdom among such devoted brothers and sisters in Christ brings me much joy and fulfillment. Your faith

encourages me daily, and I am reminded of Romans 1:11-12, “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some

spiritual gift to make you strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.”

I am honored to be a part of this precious local body of Christ. May God richly bless each of you and lead us all

in His perfect will!

In His Service,

Rev. Dr. Robert M. Spooney

Reverend Dr. Robert M. Spooney, Pastor

Acknowledgements

From the Chairperson and Co-Chairperson of the Pastoral 10 th Anniversary

Words cannot express the love and gratitude you have shown throughout the planning of this momentous

occasion for our Pastor and First Lady. Whether it was just a phone call, a text, an email, a song of praise, or

giving of your time to assist; big or small, it was greatly appreciated. The words “thank you” seem not enough

for your commitment, but “I love you” says it all. May God continue to bless you with abundance and love is our

prayer.

A Special Thanks

Dr. Robert C. Stanley, Senior Pastor

Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Pompano Beach, Florida

Sister Janice Burroughs, Chairperson

Sister April T. Spooney, Co-Chairperson

Ministerial Staff

Reverend Dr. Robert M. Spooney, Pastor

Reverend Dr. Eddie J. Williamson

Reverend Frederic Merritt, Sr.

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Reverend Dr. Richard L. Williams II

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