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New Northside M.B. to install new pastor

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:05 am

On Sunday, December 9,2012, Rev. Rodrick K. Burton, the residing Interim Pastor of New Northside M.B. Church, received, over 77 percent of the congregation’s vote to serve as their new Pastor.  

New Northside Missionary Baptist Church is in the midst of preparations for what promises to be a new era of spiritual renewal under the direction of a dynamic teacher, young, inspirational, and thought-provoking leader whom many have already deemed as “a new spiritual teacher.”

Installation services for the new pastor, Reverend Rodrick K. Burton, will be held at the New Northside Missionary Baptist Church, 8645 Goodfellow Blvd. on March 3 at 3 p.m. “Join us as we welcome our new leader and his family to serve God’s people!” congregational leaders urge.

Welcoming this dynamic leader to the New Northside Missionary Baptist Church is guest speaker Rev. Dr. Carlton R. Caldwell, Pastor of Galilee M.B. Church and Moderator for the Berean District – one of the most influential leaders within the St. Louis African-American religious community, as well as other local leaders throughout the community and surrounding areas.

Reverend Burton joined the New Northside M.B. Church in April of 2010, under the leadership of the late Pastor Emeritus, Bishop W.J. Ellis Jr. He was directed by the Bishop to join the pulpit ministers and had a long relationship with the Bishop, who married Burton and his wife of almost 16 years, Carlotta, in 1997.  In August of 2011, Reverend Burton was appointed to be the interim Pastor at New Northside M.B. Church and served in this capacity for over 15 months.

Since Pastor Burton’s first electrifying sermon, New Northside M.B. Church congregation has relished in the powerful messages from this 40-something-year-old biblically astute young leader, who has already increased membership under his leadership.

Mrs. Carlotta Burton, wife of Pastor Burton and daughter of the late Ruth and Deacon George L. Cheers, is proud to be serving in the capacity of the First Lady. The couple has 15 year old twins, Zoe and Zarek, whom both serve in the music ministry at the church and surrounding community.  

Reverend Burton was born in St. Louis. He is the oldest son to Laura B. Burton and the late Dr. Charles Wesley Burton. Rev. Burton has one brother. Rev. Burton received his Master’s in Educational Ministry from the Covenant Theological Seminary, West St. Louis County. During his tenure at Covenant he developed a curriculum, Ethics and the Black Church.  

He is also the author of The Moral State of Black America, which was revised in 2008. Rev. Burton has the distinction of being the first African-American student to write a book while attending Covenant Seminary.

The kickoff celebration begins on Sunday, March 3 during 9 a.m., morning worship services.

“Join us as we celebrate Lady Carlotta Cheers-Burton as she begins her journey to serve as the First Lady of New Northside,” congregational leaders urge. “Join us at our New Northside Conference Center, Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. For more information on that event, contact, Min. Carol Russell at 314-602-6825.

For more information on the church, contact Rev. Rodrick K. Burton at 314-246-1207 or 314-381-5730 or Bro. Edward Mahan at 314-368-1362.

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