Recognition of Excellence
Pianelius M. Foster-Howell ("Penny") was
recently certified as a Church Administrator, having completed the Church Administration Certification Program sponsored
by Equipping Ministries (International Association of Certified Church Administrators). Church Administration is one of the
critical foundational components for churches. It establishes safeguards, internal controls, team ministry, and necessary
buffers for the Senior Pastor that enables the Pastor to thrive and survive in ministry. With her certification,
Penny will be consulting with churches of various denominations to assist them in this essential area of ministry. This is
a "first" in our McFamily, and Penny continues to be a credit to the family. TO GOD BE THE GLORY".
Penny currently serves as Director of Operations at New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where
Dr. Marcus D. Davidson serves as Senior Pastor.
McFamily, I introduce to some of you and present
to the remainder, Ms. Arnechia Lael Davis, soon to be "Minister" Davis, and at age 19, the youngest of the McFamily
to answer the call to the Ministry. Arnechia graduated from Chester Senior High School on May 31, 2012. She celebrated
her 19th birthday on September 22, 2012 and preached her initial sermon the next day, September 23, 2012, at 2:00 PM at Victorious
House of Praise, 870 Saluda Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732 (located at Parkers Funeral Home Chapel) where the Pastor is Pastor
Arnechia is the daughter of Ms. Kenyetta Adrryll Sims and Marcellus
Jackson.She is the
Granddaughter of John & Jacqueline Chisholm, Great Granddaughter of Mrs. Pansy Williams, and Great-Great Granddaughter
of the late Rev. John & Mrs. Emma McClurkin.
Our collective McFamily CONGRATULATIONS and PRAYERS go
out to this Child of God, who we know will be in His service for many years to come. What a mighty God we serve!!
Dr. Veronical McClurkin, pictured below, is
truly "putting her money where her mouth is", as she and other like-minded Dentists are reaching out and sharing
their blessings with the underserved of various parts of Africa. Veronical is President and founder of "Dentists
Delivering Service", and a credit to, and personification of, the McFamily tradition of never forgetting where we came
from, and "there but for the Grace of God...." The entire McFamily joins in a collective well-deserved
and hearty "CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE, Veronical, and our prayers will always be with you for the marvelous and selfless
work you are doing".
Dentists Delivering Service (DDS) was founded August 21, 2009, by a dentist that observed patients
with various dental maladies while participating in a medical mission in Embu, Kenya. These patients were unable to
get emergency or routine dental care due to economics and geographical location.
During the Embu mission, Dr. Veronical McClurkin encountered a female patient
suffering from a facial growth of dental origin for more than 15 years. Along with her co-worker, Dr. Lynda Mixon, fees
for surgery and post operative care were paid in full to Embu Hospital for removal of the patient’s cervical tumor.
It was then Dr. McClurkin decided to form an organization to deliver dental services to those unable to access dental health
Dentists Delivering Service is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers that travel to 3rd
world countries to provide services in areas that have no infra-structure to support dental clinics or offices.
02, 2009, DDS completed a two week mission in Kisii, Kenya. More than 100 people received treatment for dental emergencies.
In 2010, DDS will travel to Nairobi, Kenya to provide preventive and basic preventive dental health to more than 200 orphans
of Motherly Care Children’s Home. The group will also deliver lectures on dental health and disease to several
schools local to Embu, Kenya. Click on the link below and enjoy the DDS Video.
Dentists Delivering Service Video