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Sr. Pastor

Roger Shillow

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Pastor Shillow was licensed as a minister of the Gospel in September 2006.  In early 2006, while under the leadership of Dr. John R. Adolph of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont, TX, he was asked to take an evening and write out specifically what he believed God was calling him to do in the ministry.  Here is what he penned in April 2006.....

The Burden of Ministry

My burden in the ministry of Jesus Christ is to preach a message of racial reconciliation and to shepherd his sheep.  I believe that God has called me to minister to those who struggle with ethnic and societal differences.  Racial reconciliation remains one of the most elusive ideals known to man.  Jesus’ examples of ignoring racial barriers did not come from some internal desire to be a token or even through reluctant disobedience.  Instead, his actions were born out of a spirit of humility, true knowledge of his Father and the grief he felt in his heart due to the racial and ethnic separation that existed during his time.  He understood deeply that because of their existing segregationist attitudes Christians were not only missing out on the full understanding of God’s character but denying the reconciling work and power of the cross.

God has called me to be “intentional” and “purposeful” in dealing with this very sensitive message.  He will not allow me to practice the color blind theory of “ignore it and hope it will go away” nor can I live in a world of fragile political correctness.  Instead I am called to be as intentional as Jesus was with the Samaritan woman at the well.  I am compelled to be as purposeful as Jesus was with the Roman Centurion.  The example is clear.  Following Jesus’ example doesn’t mean I forfeit my right to stand up against racial injustice or institutional racism.  As minorities we are often hesitant to forgive completely because we believe by doing so we also give up the leverage necessary to achieve the social justice we so desperately seek.  It does mean however that I cannot exploit the guilt of the majority or use it to cover my own sin.  There has to be a sense of mutual accountability.

If you search the scriptures you find in the book of Joel chapter 2 and verse 28 that God says clearly “I will pour out my spirit upon ALL flesh.”  While we often use this verse and rightly so, to demonstrate God’s intent to use women as well as men in the work of the ministry -- all means ALL. 

            ALL men

            ALL women

            ALL races

            ALL socioeconomic classes

            ALL educational levels

            ALL denominations

On the day of Pentecost as recorded in the book of Acts, the people were amazed to see all the different believers having everything in common.  They were so amazed that the word says non-believers were added to their number daily.  This means that lives were touched and ultimately changed.  Souls were saved because of the Power of the Holy Spirit on display in the lives of the believers.

Lastly, I believe that God has called me to pastor.  It’s very easy to see how pastoring can be as much a burden as it is a blessing.  There are so many hurting people who want to be comforted by their pastor.  They want to have the ear of “God’s representative”.  But being a pastor is so much deeper than just exhibiting a listening ear.  It requires some serious “burden bearing”.  Unfortunately there is no class you can matriculate through to prepare.  There is simply no “Burden Bearing 101” to sign up for.  In many cases, Christians have made a mess of their lives and need a pastor to be there to help them pick up the pieces, reassemble and move on through the restoration power of Jesus Christ.  That’s what sanctification looks like. 

Accidents, tragedies, hospital visits, and frequent funerals are all costs that pastors and their families must be prepared to willingly pay.  These along with discipling, teaching and preaching are all considered known costs.  However, there are also hidden costs.  Hidden costs are those secrets of sexual immorality, adulterous relationships, suicidal and satanic influences that exist throughout every pastor’s congregations.  Pastors have to prepare daily for spiritual warfare and the burden of watching believers stumble repeatedly, often with the same sins. 

I feel this burden even now in my life as I look around and see some of my closest friends that I grew up with struggle with the issue of spiritual leadership in their homes.  The impact of the decisions they make or often do not make can be devastating.  I feel the burden of those on my job who have not accepted Jesus Christ and in fact are looking everywhere but to the Savior.  I can only imagine how much more intense that burden will become as a pastor of God’s church.






Youth Director

Lola Baker

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Chairman of Deacons

Joseph Orsot

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Deacon Joseph Orsot is not only an incredibly talented musician but a leader of men.  As Chairman of Deacons, Brother Orsot is called upon regularly to make or communicate difficult decisions.  He has successfully led our board of deacons for many years and shows no signs of slowing down.  Brother Orsot clearly understands the true meaning of the word deacon or "diakinos" in the Greek, meaning servant.  He has a servant's heart and routinely makes sacrifices on behalf of the pastor and the church corporately.

He is the husband of one wife (Sis. Pam Orsot) and the father of two children (Alex and Alexis).  He is also a faithful Sunday School teacher and a great example for our youth.






Vice Chairman of Deacons

Mickey Haynes






Sunday School Superintendent

Carl Matthews






Asst. Sunday School Superintendent

Alisa Mayo

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Church Secretary

Doris McDaniel

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Pastoral Communications

Bendy Lee

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Finance Chairperson

Shelia Matthews

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Sister Matthews has been a member of Mt. Corinth for 19+ years. She is the wife of Rev. Glenn Matthews. 

Her favorite scripture is:

Jeremiah 29:11  "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."






Finance Clerk

Gloria Williams

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Sister Gloria Williams has been a fixture at Mt. Corinth for 44 years. She has served in many other capacities during this time including Usher Board President.

Her favorite scripture is:

Job 28:28 " And unto man He said, 'Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding."






Finance Assistant

Jack Darden

Deacon Darden has been a member of Mt. Corinth for 20 years. 

Favorite scripture:  Psalms 37:25  "I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his decendants begging bread."