Pastoral Installation Service To Be Held For Mack E. Page, Sr. June 25

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Pastor Mack E. Page, Sr.
Pastor Mack E. Page, Sr.

Thankful Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an Installation Celebration for its new pastor, Mack E. Page, Sr., on Sunday, June 25. The 11 a.m. guest speaker will be Pastor Craig Scott of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Florence, Ala. Guests for the 3 p.m. installation service will be Pastor Ternae Jordan and the members of Mount Canaan Baptist Church. 

Pastor Page has served as pastor of churches in Uniontown, Selma, Huntsville and Enterprise, Ala., as well as in Ft. Wayne, Ind. His educational background includes a bachelor’s in theology from Selma University and a master’s of theology from International Seminary. He also earned his doctorate of theology in pastoral ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. 

In 2012, Pastor Page was honored to be listed in “Covington’s Who's Who of Business Professionals.” He has an extensive background in law enforcement, and is currently employed with the city of Rogersville, Ala., as a police officer. He is married to Denise Turner Page, and is the father of five children and grandfather of 11. 

The public is invited to share in Pastor Page’s installation celebration. Thankful is located at 980 N. Orchard Knob Ave. in the Bushtown community.

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