James Myers is the pastor at the East Campus of Biltmore Baptist Church. Myers has been employed with BBC for the past 4 years and has a Master’s Degree in Christian Education. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Asheville with their 2 children, Noah and Cole, and are expecting their third child, a girl, due in August. Myers says he is very lucky to be a part of this church because they have an extensive network of employees, including a group of licensed therapists located in the Hope Network.
Andrew Johnson, the 17th president, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29th, 1808. At the young age of three years old, Andrew’s father. Jacob Johnson passed away while drowning in an attempt to save the life of Editor Henderson from the Raleigh Gazette in 1812. Andrew’s mother, Mary Johnson, worked hard as a seamstress and washerwoman in order to support Andrew and his three brothers, and her; but she was unable to afford to send them to school. From the age of 14 until 16 he worked as an apprentice to a tailor but talked to his mother and stepfather about moving and starting a new life. He then opened a tailor shop in Greenville, Tennessee, married Eliza McCardle on May 17, 1827 and
Lyndon B. Johnson was born on August 27, 1908, near the central Texas community of Johnson City. He graduated from Southwest State Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas on 1930. To help pay for his education, he taught at a school for disadvantaged Mexican-American students in South Texas. The way he looked at the effects of poverty and discrimination on his students made a deep impression on Johnson and caused in him a lifelong desire to find a solution of those problems. Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36h president of the United States due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 1963. Thanks to him today we have the following: Medicare, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. He also had a deep and huge
The constitution has many well detailed and interesting facts throughout, and I’ve located a few facts that I didn’t realize were in the constitution and I also found them to be quite interesting. The first thing I’ve located was this; “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several states”. I had no idea that the president was the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy. He has the Power with the advice and consent of the senate, to make Treaties, as well has many other powers. I had no idea the President had such power over everything. Another fact I’ve found out was that there is an age minimum to becoming a senator. It states that “No Person shall be a Senator who shall
“God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son and Holy Spirit “- Matthew 28:18-20 (The Message)
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), was a highly talented and celebrated African American writer. He was a poet, songwriter, novelist, literary critic, and essayist. Along with his wide-ranging literary accomplishments, Johnson also served as a school principal, professor of literature at Fisk University, attorney, a diplomatic consul for the United States in Venezuelaand Nicaragua, and secretary for the NAACP from 1920-1930. He is considered one of the founders of the Harlem Renaissance and the first "modern" African American.
Lyndon Baines Johnson introduced the Great Society, a strategic plan of action to propose environmental cleanup, decreasing poverty, and helping to further fund education during his state of the union address in 1965 in a poetic manner. He spoke of it as a destination that the American people would work toward. Johnson’s address gave many Americans hope and faith in a better world after feeling so much pain following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Americans were anxious to move forward as a nation in support of the changed Johnson proposed.
Understanding a person’s life and struggles helps explain his or her character and leadership qualities. Smallwood E. Williams was born on October 17, 1907 in Virginia. He moved to Columbus, Ohio with his mother and stepfather when he was only eleven years old. Williams lost his father when he was an infant (Taylor 50). Upon moving to Columbus in 1918, his mother joined Bishop Robert Lawson’s Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith (COOLJC) and began taking Williams there every Sunday. A few years later, at age fourteen, Williams started preaching at the church while attending school. In fact, people started calling him “Boy-Wonder Preacher” mainly after his travel to New York City to preach at Lawson’s Refuge Church of Christ
Throughout time, there have been diverse religious beliefs that have been taken into account regarding Christianity and God. Although, many pastors have reflected their own beliefs on that matter, one pastor can stand out from the rest. The name is Joel Osteen who became a minister in 2006 in Houston, Texas. His primary focus differed than many others, as he did not focus on the sins or evils that this corrupt world overcomes society with. Instead, he decided to preach about the idea of positive thinking and self-improving. Basically, he believed that individuals in society should focus on themselves, as they take priority over the community as a whole. When individuals immerse themselves in a deep focus on finding their true self, God will
In 1993 Pastor John Kilpatrick initiated prayer for revival for the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida. Since its establishment in 1939, the church has had a reputation for integrity, a church where holiness has been preached, prayer has been central, and it has a heart for the nations. The prayer initiative with Pastor Kilpatrick leading resulted in the beginning of the Pensacola Outpouring or the Brownsville Revival on Father’s Day 1995. Steve Hill, a missionary-evangelist, preached about revival and gave an invitation for prayer. To everyone’s amazement the Holy Spirit gave a powerful deposit of God’s presence. As the news about the revival spread, people flocked from around the world. The church leadership was surprised but
Poverty, education, and health insurance were devastating issues during the presidency of Kennedy.During the presidency of President Lyndon B. Johnson the Great Society was a success due to poverty, education, and health insurance proposals that he passed.
Throughout the course of American history, there have been programs made in the interest of not only the government, but for the people of the United States. During the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson the goal was to create a “Great Society.” The Great Society was a series of programs carrying aspects of what the common people live through each day. Programs for education, the end of poverty, conservation of the wild, housing, social security and the list goes on and on. So how did the Great Society improve or try to improve people’s lives in America by trying to end poverty and discrimination through programs for education and what are the effects today?
Lyndon B. Johnson, sworn into office on November twenty-second of nineteen sixty-three after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, was president during the Gulf of Tonkin incident. (White House) This incident was when “the U.S. destroyer Maddox exchanged shots with North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin.” (History). Due to his place in the presidential office, Johnson had to make a tough decision. This decision required him to make an appearance before Congress to explain himself, and he did. In his message to Congress, titled Message to Congress Concerning the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, he defended his actions. With his use of loaded language, examples, and repetition, Lyndon B. Johnson presented a compelling
Samuel Johnson, prominent English author, lived a life which was appears to have been unpretentious on the surface, however his life was filled with numerous complications, extreme suffering and massive psychological troubles. Also, despite all the struggles and suffering in his life, he had a “passionate concern for humanity and even said, ‘I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful’” ( Green ). Samuel Johnson was born September 7, 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England in the home above his fifty-two year old father’s struggling bookshop. His father had gained prosperity but it did not endure the enterprises he was involved in, forcing the family into