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Pastor Lance D. Watson returns to the St Paul’s Baptist Church pulpit

Richmond, VA – It is truly the one night of the year when the world comes together to celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of a new year on New Year’s Eve.  The celebration is felt around the globe with everything from Fireworks, Noise makers, Singing and Praise & Worship.

In the Commonwealth the theme of singing and Praise & Worship also continued from countless churches including Saint Paul’s Baptist Church and Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle.

Saint Paul’s Baptist Church had an incredible New Year’s Eve Day starting with the return of their senior pastor, Dr. Lance D Watson. He made his return after eight weeks, following surgery and his recovery time. He preached during both of the New Year’s Eve Services at 10am and 7p.m.

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Saint Paul’s Baptist Church Guest Psalmist Stephen Hurd sings with the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church Mass Choir


Special guest psalmist for both services was the award winning, Gospel recording artist and First Baptist Church of Glenarden Minister of Music Stephen Hurd.  He was simply incredible as he kept the choir and the congregation energized singing his numerous hit songs served on top of a heavy dose of the Holy Spirit.

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Dr. Lance D. Watson, Senior pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church greets Church Members after New Year’s Eve Service in the main Sanctuary


Following both services, Dr. Watson took time out to personally shake everyone’s hand and wish everyone a Happy New Year.  He was truly in his element with the church family and music of Praise & Worship.  Check out some of the exclusive video at

Just a few miles away in Ashland, VA, the crowd was thick as they filled the sanctuary at the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle campground sanctuary.  Under the leadership of Rev. Jane Lowder who serves as the senior pastor and director of the church camp, the congregation made their way into the New Year of 2018 with testimonies along with prayer and worship.

Jane Lowder

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Senior Pastor and Director of Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle Campground, Reverend Jane Lowder

This was a blessed way to bring in the new year.

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