Christian Education seminar set for Oct. 21

Published 10:42 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

AHOSKIE – A Christian Education teaching seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Freeland Building Room 140).

The title, “How to Discover and Use Your Gift(s) for Kingdom Purposes,” will be presented by Bernice Cherry, who is also an ordained minister. Her mission is to equip all participants in the service of the Lord. She believes that there is not a shortage of preachers and pastors in the area, but the designation of teachers is very limited.

Bernice Cherry

There is a registration fee of $25, which is due by Oct. 17. Call 252-348-2355 or e-mail for drop off or pick up of the required registration.

Cherry is a retired public school teacher with over 35 years of experience in the states of New York, Virginia, and North Carolina. Thirteen of those years were spent in Hertford County, specifically at Riverview, Ahoskie Elementary, and HCMS, where she retired in June of 2014.

She has been actively engaged in public ministry since 1981, and has served in various leadership roles in the church. Included in these positions that she has served are Superintendent of Sunday school, Bible teacher, Church Administrator, Christian education Director and Associate to the Pastor.

She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Teacher Education, from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York in 1978. In 1986, she received a Master of Art in Education from East Carolina University. Her formal theological training was completed in 2006 at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA, where she earned a Master of Divinity Degree.

Bernice is a native of Lewiston where she currently resides. She is the daughter of the late, Rev. Billy E. Cherry, Sr. and Annie W. Cherry of Kelford.