Golden Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal
2018 was and is a very special year. We have had many milestones and moments to celebrate but none as big as celebrating 50 years of marital bliss. Bishop John L. Hilton and Lady Shirley Francis Hilton renewed their wedding vows in front of family, friends and their two children who of course weren't in attendance the first go around. We were however blessed with a few participants who witness the first ceremony and this one as well. Bishop's best man his brother Sonny Hilton, his mother Hattie Hilton and one of Lady Hilton's junior brides maid. The lovely Eris Roan was the honorary flower girl for the ceremony and Pastor Sharon and Pastor John officiated the ceremony.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018
We celebrated this years graduates of Faith Temple Church. From left to right we had Eric Cross graduate of Benedictine High School with his mother Erica Cross-Polk; Trinity Robinson graduate of John Hay High School, with her parents Isiah and Reese Thomas; Yorel Stowers graduate from Orange High School with mother Sharonda Stowers; and Mercedes Klouda graduate of John Hay High School with her parents Joe and Alisha Efford. All of our graduates will be headed to college this fall.
2017 Faith Temple Church Conference
The Faith Temple Church along with Pastor Eric Cunningham of God's Way Gospel Church, Bishop Alvin McCoy of Greater New & Living Way Church in Sharon, PA, Bishop James R. Chambers of Greater St. Mary's Church in Brooklyn, NY and other ministers and their congregations, celebrated a changing of the guard. After 50 glorious years of serving as senior pastor and presiding Bishop of Faith Temple Church of God, Bishop John L. Hilton passed the reigns to Pastor Sharon Hilton-McCladdie and Elder John Hilton Jr. Faith Temple Church of God ordained 4 new deacons in the likes of Carl Ellis III, Jumall Roan, Jermaine Kennedy, and Isiah Thomas, while Pastor Taylor and the St. Paul church family from Akron ordained two of their won deacons. Below are some images from this glorious occasion.
We were blessed with praise dances from the young ladies of Faith Temple as well as Sis. Au'Brey Pettis. We followed up the dancing with a blessed word from Pastor Eric Cunningham of God's Way Gospel Church.
We culminated our weekend with the installation on Pastor Sharon Hilton-McCladdie as Sr. Pastor and Pastor John Hilton Jr. as Asst. Pastor and the ordination of our new deacons.
MLK Jr. Celebration
Pastor Sharon Hilton-McCladdie was invited to deliver the invocation at the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration at Severance Hall.