Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 6, 2014

Feb. 7


— Concert

Award-winning country and gospel pianist Gordon Mote will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, at Thomasville’s First Baptist Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

Blind since birth, Mote has shared the stage and studio with some of the biggest names in the country and gospel music fields, including Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Lionel Richie, and Alison Krauss. Voted top pianist by the Country Music Association, Mote is probably best known as the pianist for the highly popular Gaither Homecoming concerts and Gaither Vocal Band (led by legendary gospel music artist, Bill Gaither). Mote just wrapped up his six-year stint with Gaither to devote more time to family, producing, and his solo career.

“Gordon Mote brings a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the country’s finest pianists in any field,” said Rev. Andy Daughtry, associate pastor of worship and media at First Baptist. “He is incredible. As a pianist myself, he’s one of my heroes. If you love the Gaither videos, you don’t want to miss this concert. We are absolutely delighted to bring Gordon to Thomasville.”

First Baptist is located at 210 N. Broad St. in historic downtown Thomasville. For more information, call the church at 228-6800, or visit the church’s website at


Jackie Hill and the Blue Shades of Grass  Gospel will be featured in a sing at the Pine Forest Baptist Church in Cairo on Sunday at 5 p.m.


St. Mark A.M.E Church, 700 Lester St., is celebrating its annual Men's Day program at 4 p.m., Sunday.

O. Jermaine Simons and the Jacob Chapel Men's Choir from Tallahassee, Fla., will be on the program. Dinner will be served.


St. Augustine Catholic Church, 211 N. Pinetree Blvd., is holding a candlelight dinner of homemade spaghetti and meatballs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. A violinist will perform and plates are available for dine in or take out. Tickets are $7. For information, call Jim Watts, 672-0301.


Clifford Temple Missionary Society is holding a Red and White program at 6 p.m., Feb. 15. The speaker is the Rev. Connie Scott.


Faith Temple Church Cairo, 231 Legion Blvd. SW , is holding a March Madness Revival March 14-15 at 7 p.m. and March 16 at 11 a.m.  The Evangelist is Pastor Kevin Williams from True Praise Family Worship Center in Miami, Fla.


The Youth Department of Thomasville Missionary Baptist Association is holding its pre-Valentine’s program at 5 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.


The City-Countywide Fellowship is at 3 p.m., Sunday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. The speaker is the Rev. Chavetta Carter.

Pastor Anthony Robinson, Clifford Temple CMEC, is the speaker during St. Thomas AMEC’s Men’s Day program at 3 p.m., Feb. 16 at St. James AMEC.


Seed, Time and Harvest International Ministry Inc. is holding The Harvest — Strengthening the Body of Christ at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 15 at 7129 Whitney Camp Rd. in Boston. The guest speakers are from The Salt and Light Church Inc. in Douglasville. A meal follows. For  information, call (229) 413-2179.


The Thomasville Chapter of the Florida A&M University Alumni Association is holding an African-American History Lecture at 7 p.m., Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church featuring Dr. David H. Jackson Jr. He is a professor of history at FAMU.

According to officials, Dr. Jackson, is recognized as one of Florida A&M University’s most published professors, he has published over four dozen scholarly articles, book chapters, short essays, and book reviews and has presented over 100 scholarly papers and riveting speeches at professional conferences, universities, public schools, prisons, courts, churches and other venues throughout the United States. He is author or editor of five scholarly books including A Chief Lieutenant of the Tuskegee Machine: Charles Banks of Mississippi , published by the University Press of Florida in 2002; Retrieving the American Past published in 2003 by Pearson Publishing; and Go Sound the Trumpet! Selections in Florida’s African American History published by the University of Tampa Press (2005). His latest book titled Booker T. Washington and the Struggle Against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 was published in 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan.

He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.


Aucilla M.B. Church is holding its annual Black History program on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The speaker is Phophetess Nia E. Robinson.


Thomasville/Bainbridge Area Women’s Missionary Society is holding its annual Rainbow Tea at 3 p.m., Saturday at St. Mark AME Church on Lester Street in Thomasville.