Maxton- Shoeheel Holiness Methodist Church played host to the 112th Annual Conference of the Lumber River Conference of the Holiness Methodist Church. The Conference kicked off with a Worship Service led by the Reverend Steve Locklear and Sister Janice Bryant (New Prospect). The invocation was delivered by Brother Earl Maynor (Union Chapel) and the morning message was presented by the Reverend Elton B. Hunt, Superintendent of the Conference his thought was “If God brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it”. The Reverend Hunt encouraged the seventy-five clergy and laity present to follow God’s plan and move when He says move.
During the morning business session the Reverend James H. Woods was re-elected presiding bishop while sister Dianne Belcher (Cherokee Chapel) was re-elected as Conference Secretary/Treasurer, brother Crawley Locklear(Cherokee Chapel) was re-elected Sunday School Supervisor and sister Kathy Oxendine (New Bethel) to the position of Conference Lay Leader. After the business session the fine folks from Shoeheel provided a great lunch.
The Afternoon Worship was led by the host pastor the Reverend Neal Locklear after special music by himself and his wife the sermon was preached by the Reverend Oscar Henderson from Mt Carmel Holiness church.