Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia was the FIRST faith based organization to be recognized with the Flame Bearer of Education Award for their continued support of the United Negro College Fund. It was the 18th Annual Flame Bearer of Education Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, March 29th at the Hippodrome Theater, Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Kim Evans accepted the award on behalf of the church. Other award winners recognized for their outstanding support included: Dr. Marilyn West, CEO of the MH West & Co. Inc. Consulting Company and Virginia Dominion Power. Radio personality, Ben Miles was the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Good Shepherd Baptist Church was founded in 1933 as a mission and established as a church in 1936. Serving the Petersburg community for nearly eighty years, she has experienced phenomenal growth by the grace of God and our commitment to serve. We are seeking as a faith community to “Build a Church, Develop a Community, Expand our Services and IMPACT lives.” Supporting the United Negro College Fund gives us an opportunity to fulfill our mission while supporting students who seek to attain an education at a Historically Black College or University. Our mission must be accomplished and so helping students reach their goals, in the process, makes sense.