A Pastor's Heart

BishopHoltMin. Deborah Slaughter

I first had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Leonard O. Holt at a Welcome Breakfast that was given his honor. That was more than 35 years ago.
At that Breakfast The Mayor of Orlando called him "A man that had no Guile ". Over these many years I have found that to be true.
Rev. Now Bishop Holt has been a great Pastor.

Rev. Holt founded the Victory Community Church on the First Sunday in July .
The location was the Syrian - Lebanonies Community Center on Mills Avenue. Orlando.

A New Church start is no easy task. Beginning and Building a Church from the ground up is not for the weak in heart.

But God straighten is hands and blessed him with the people and skills to do just that.

From the congregation of Thirty Five to approximately Two hundred. Rev. Holt's charge to the congregation was "Follow me as I Follow Christ "

Our motto "The Victory is already won"

Through prayer and preaching. Through teaching and planning, he led his congregation. He was the Gospel guy with the thousand watt smile tthat took you up where you belonged...he never met a stranger...nor forgot your story, he would "just stop by to tell the good news"

As a humble servant, he showed us by his example to be compassionate and care for one another.
I would be remiss not to mention that he sang! From "fix it Jesus like you said you would. To "hold on a little while longer . To " Two Wings" . Lord, did Rev. Holt sing!
The first Sunday in November Bishop preached his last sermon.
"The Ideal Meal" Matthew 26:17.

Pastor Holts most enduring message was Holt runs a Colt, which inspired a generation,
No Pastor is perfect but for those of us who have been blessed to have known someone so special it is so hard to say goodbye.

Well my friend, You've got your wings and as you said: "I'll fly away "
Thank you God for giving us Pastor Leonard O.Holt. 

Rev Holt Memorial

Black Men Struggle with the Hypocrisy of White Christianity

hypocrisyBy Roger Caldwell
The Black Church is the most powerful Black organization in America, since the freedom of slavery. The Black church has been more than a house of worship, but has provided material benefits for the community, a political community organization, and a social and educational institution for Black Americans.

White America has always struggled with the role of the Black church, because Black Christianity told the truth about racism and injustice. White Christianity remained quiet about the treatment of Black people, and White supremacy was never questioned but accepted.

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IS THE CORONAVIRUS A PLAGUE SENT BY GOD ?

JerryGirleyBy Pastor Jerry Girley
Perhaps the most pressing question on the minds of many Christians is whether the Coronavirus is a plague sent by God? Well known Christian leaders are coming down on both sides of this question. Some say there is no way that such a horrible thing could come from a loving God, therefore, it must be the work of the devil. Others such as Franklin Graham, insist that the Coronavirus is God's judgment upon the world for turning our backs on Him and embracing every evil under the sun. So what is the truth?

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LESLIE

Leslie Holt L-Leader born to lead.
E-Exquisite in her gift of singing.
S-Spoiled loved attention with a heart of gold.
L-Lively in spite of the struggles, she fought a good fight.
I-Intellectual she knew how to use her intelligence and analytical thinking to accomplish her goal.
E-Eloquent a woman full of words of wisdom.

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A Message To Black Pastors

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     In our community, low income is the factor that drives the need for a lot of things; affordable medicine; affordable utilities; affordable transportation; affordable childcare; affordable education; affordable food; and of course, affordable housing. Our local leaders are yet to design an official plan to address the root cause of the need, which is low income. Low income is the root, and low income is the issue that we need to address.

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