Ministers

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As your pastor, I have been richly blessed to be the Shepherd of such a great church.  Years ago, I made a commitment to do God’s will, be a faithful servant, and minister to my church family and community.  I get joy out of serving God and doing for others, and this has only been possible through God who strengthens me.

It is a blessing to be among praying modern day Disciples desiring, and struggling together to better live out God’s will in today’s world.  As a congregation, we have supported one another striving to faithfully follow Jesus Christ and His teachings…we are “Practicing Christians.”

Our doors and arms have always been open as a symbol of hospitality and love for those who enter.  It is through these doors that we greet one another.  Our sense of belonging as directly related to the spiritual experiences we have had here together.  Our spiritual lives are cultivated and nurtured, and our friendships are developed and deepened.  Our sense of Christian responsibility expands outside our church door, and leads us to do our missionary work in our community and beyond.

We cannot ever underestimate the power of God’s Spirit as it works through us.  For it is we who are now called to go forth to tell the story of God’s love, to reach out to one another, and to office hope and help to those in need.  There are never too many to do God’s work.

By using our God given gifts and talents, working together, and letting God guide us, we make a strong Christian presence that makes a difference in our church family.  We have truly been blessed.  My prayers are that as we are blessed, we are a blessing to someone else.

Spread the Good News! God is good all the time.  His blessing are bountiful.

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Rev. William T. Shumake

Senior Pastor

As your pastor, I have been richly blessed to be the Shepherd of such a great church.  Years ago, I made a commitment to do God’s will, be a faithful servant, and minister to my church family and community.  I get joy out of serving God and doing for others, and this has only been possible through God who strengthens me.

It is a blessing to be among praying modern day Disciples desiring, and struggling together to better live out God’s will in today’s world.  As a congregation, we have supported one another striving to faithfully follow Jesus Christ and His teachings…we are “Practicing Christians.”

Our doors and arms have always been open as a symbol of hospitality and love for those who enter.  It is through these doors that we greet one another.  Our sense of belonging as directly related to the spiritual experiences we have had here together.  Our spiritual lives are cultivated and nurtured, and our friendships are developed and deepened.  Our sense of Christian responsibility expands outside our church door, and leads us to do our missionary work in our community and beyond.

We cannot ever underestimate the power of God’s Spirit as it works through us.  For it is we who are now called to go forth to tell the story of God’s love, to reach out to one another, and to office hope and help to those in need.  There are never too many to do God’s work.

By using our God given gifts and talents, working together, and letting God guide us, we make a strong Christian presence that makes a difference in our church family.  We have truly been blessed.  My prayers are that as we are blessed, we are a blessing to someone else.

Spread the Good News! God is good all the time.  His blessing are bountiful.

Rev. Roosevelt Lightsy

Associate Pastor

Since April of 1995, Rev Lightsy has been serving as Assistant Pastor and Youth Minister of Community Missionary Baptist Church.  At that time, upon the recommendation of Pastor William T. Shumake, the membership voted that in the event of Pastor Shumake’s, retirement or inability to perform the dutues of Pastor, Rev. Lightsy will be the next Pastor of the church.  Licensed as a Gospel Minister, in April of 1978, by Watson Memorial Baptist Church and was Ordained at Watson Memorial under the Pastorate of Rev. Richard P. Wilson in April of 1981.

Community Services

Over 32 years experience with Baptist Church Leadership

Founder of Boy Scout Troop 144

Vice President Newburg Ministerial Coalition

Community Liaison Newburg Justice Re-Investment Pilot Program

Member Louisville Metro Justice Reentry Task Force

Assistant Director, Kwanzaa Anti-Crime and Youth Violence Program

1978 Local Gov Re-org Committee

 

 

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Rev. Paul Baskette

Associate Minister

Rev. william Paul Baskette, Sr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Louisville, Kentucky with his family when he was two years old. His date of birth is February 20, 1936. Rev Baskette lives at 4805 East Indian Trail, Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Mary Lucille Bush Baskette; married for forty-nine years (1962). They have two children, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Rev. Baskette graduated from Central high School in 1955 then drafted into the Army. He graduated from Jefferson Community College, graduated from the University of Louisville. Also attended Simmons Bible College. In 2002 he was affiliated with the Black Achievers Program.
Ordained as a Deacon in 1981.  Licensed as a Minister on November 21, 1993 at Community Missionary Baptist Church. Ordained as a minister on October 21, 2001. Currently teaches New Minister’s Class while serving as an Assistant Minister at Community Missionary Baptist Church.

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Rev. Charles Commodore

Associate Minister
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Rev Freddie Qualls

Associate Minister

As God’s servant my prayer is that God creates in me a clean heart and discerning spirit so that I can hear his voice and obey Him; that I may also have the same ‘suffering servant mind’ that is in Christ.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” I know that all of my life experiences have shaped and molded me to be God’s servant to proclaim The Good News!

While serving as a Deacon and a member of The Louisville City Deacon’s Fellowship, I focused on giving my time, service, resources and myself to God, and assisted our Pastor to proclaim the ‘Great Commission.” My focus remains…

Today, as an ordained minister, I will continue to proclaim the ‘Great Commission.

Rev Ronnie Todd

Associate Minister

header-photoBorn July 28, 1954 in Louisville, Ky. To Robert and Fannie Todd. Graduated  from DuPont Manual High School in 1972. Married Mary Bishop in July of 1982. To our union were born two wonderful children;  Taneika and Ronnie Jr. I was called to preach his word inAugust of 2010,and I was Ordained to be a Minister on October 24, 2010.
Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”