Starlight Baptist Church pastor marks first year
“A Heavenly Trea-sure in an Earthen Vessel” was the theme of Rev. Mason Jack’s first year anniversary at Starlight Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, June 28.
Rev. Mason Jack spent his earlier years as associate minister under the auspices and leadership of Rev. Joel Greene, Jr. of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Lafayette.
On June 23, 2008, he received a call from the members of Starlight Missionary Baptist Church to shepherd the flock. Among the pastor's accomplishments during his first year of leadership are an increase in the congregation, structure of the church as a body in Christ and appearance, a biblical renewal of teaching/learning, and growth of interest in community improvement projects.
In his first year. all of his endeavors could not have been achieved without the support of his wife, Ruth Jack. Sister Jack has demonstrated her ability to meet the needs of her husband and the church by serving God in a fine and worthy way.
The one-year anniversary of Rev. Mason Jack's pastoring at Starlight Missionary Baptist Church, 206 Webb Street, was celebrated at the 9 a.m. Sunday morning worship service . aThe message taken from The Book of Jeremiah 1:4 was delivered by Pastor Nathan Stevens of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Welsh.
The evening service featured Joyce Sorrell, a professional singer, who dedicated several songs to Rev. Jack and the congregation. The evening service was also gloriously and divinely edified by the message of Pastor Clyde McCray of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Houston. Rev. McCray exquisitely and adamantly charged the congregation to “Take Care of the Treasure and He’ll Take Care of the Vessel” (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Rev. Mason Jack summated the occasion by thanking the visiting ministers and their church families and the community of Rayne for participating in celebration, adding he was proud to be the pastor of "the best congregation in the world."
He also mentioned that even though the congregation has grown many ways together, it must continue to be led by the Holy Spirit and the teachings of the Bible and in his own words of promise that "the best is yet to come."
Chairpersons Sister Henrietta Minix and Sister Laura Lee Douglas along with the hospitality committee and Starlight Church congregation presented a spirit-filled celebration to remember.