St. Luke CME holds Men’s Day

Published 6:24 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Men of Faith at St. Luke CME Church will celebrate their annual Men’s Day Program on Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m. The public is invited to hear a gospel singing and speaker Rev. Dr. Edward D. Brantley.
Brantley was born and raised in Shelby, N.C. He is the fifth of six children of Mrs. Cora Brantley and the late Mr. Clarence Brantley. He attended the Shelby City Public School system, and furthered his education at King’s Business College in Charlotte, N.C. He was licensed as a minister on Oct. 5, 1980 from his home church, Eskridge Grove Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., and he was ordained by the Ebenezer Baptist Association on April 18, 1982.
Dr. Brantley attended Southern Baptist Seminary extension classes in Shelby, N.C., through Gardner-Webb College. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, Hendersonville, N.C., and Mid-Atlantic Bible College, Rock Hill, S.C., where he received his A.A. and B.A. degrees in religion. He received his master’s of theology and his doctrine of ministry degrees from Emanuel Baptist University of Shelby.
On June 5, 1983, Dr. Brantley was elected as pastor of the Haynes Grove Baptist Church in Cliffside, N.C., where he served for 12 years and four months. On Oct. 15, 1995, he became the 20th pastor of Lowndes Hill Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C., where he still serves.
Dr. Brantley is also actively involved in the Enoree River Baptist Association, has served as an instructor at the N.J. Brockman School of Religion, held at Martin-Webb Learning Center, and has held the positions of assistant secretary, secretary and treasurer of the cooperative ministries committee, the executive and governing body of Martin-Webb Learning Center.
St. Luke CME Church is located on Markham Road in Tryon.
– article submitted by Joseph Fox

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