Story submitted by Marcella Mathis and photo credit: Sharon Coyle

(L-R) SThe First Family (Left -Right) - - Demond and Jemeana Smothers- Roberson, with their children Zyan Roberson and Zoie Roberson; Candriah Smothers-Mosley with her daughter Kyndall Mosley; Terra Smothers; Corey and Knegleshia Smothers-Cobb with their children Morygn Cobb, Darrion Thomas, and Madiysn Cobb. (seated) Pastor Emma White.

Redeeming Love Outreach Ministeries (RLOM) celebrated its 19th annual pastoral appreciation on December 2, 2012 honoring Pastor Evanglist Emma White.
The theme was "ANOINTED OF GOD" based on Isaiah 61:1-3 and Luke 4:18-19.

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim Liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound".

Prophet Sam Mayers announced the Call to Worship and the RLOM Choir permeated the atmosphere with songs of praise and glory to our Lord! Special solo features were presented by Ms. Connie Morrow of Cleveland, OH and Bro. Darrius Climons of Decatur, AL.

The message of the morning was aptly brought by Dr. Derrick E. Houston, Warriors International Fellowship, Birmingham, AL.

Dr. Houston admonished the audience to touch the heart of God through true worship and be obedient to leadership. He emphasized, “God speaks through the leader and if one is not with the vision , it’s division and rebellion. We are to take a righteous stand and know that we have been set up by God and oiled down by His anointing”! The sermon’s scriptural references was based upon Exodus 14:1-12 and 1 Samuel 3:2.

Sis. Boniechia James paid tribute in dance with the song entitled, "Sovereign God" by Maurette Clark Brown.

A special musical presentation and ‘rose tributes’ were rendered by Bro. Darrius Climons entitled, “How Beautiful Are the Feet of Them Who Preach the Gospel" and a song rearrangement of the gospel hit "Nobody Greater" by Vashawn Mitchell changed to “No Greater Pastor”.

Pastor White thanked everyone for a wonderful and uplifting celebration.

The 2012 Pastoral Appreciation Team consisted of: Min. Marcella Mathis, Min. Linda Faye Freeman, Psalmist Knegleshia Cobb, Min. Brenda Ayers and Sis. Sharon Coyle.
Special thanks to JR Designs’ owner, Sis. Jemeana Roberson and assistance by Sis. Paireese Bouldin for excellent layout design and graphics for the program booklet.