Rev. Frank Earwood
Pastor Frank was honored as Pastor Emeritus at Pine Chapel Baptist Church on June 4, 2006.
He has served as our Interim Pastor on two separate occasions.
Pastor Frank was born in Copperhill, Tennessee and spent most of his youth and adult years in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
At the age of 19, he
life to Christ while attending Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church.
Their Pastor asked Frank
to begin a youth ministry there, and hedeveloped the programs.
One night when a speaker failed to show up, Frank
had to preach, and led an 11-year-old girl to the Lord.
This fueled his
desire to serve the Lord through preaching, and he
began preaching whenever and wherever he
t age 24, Frank
was licensed and ordained into the ministry by Mount Zion.
Frank moved to the Peninsula while working for Woolworth, and that is where he met Marie.
says that Marie is his
best friend, his
companion in life, and the rock that he
ny success that Frank
has had in his
ministry over the years has been a team effort along with Marie and the Lord.
Pastor Frank has worked diligently in these churches to help them become stronger houses of worship.
Pastor Frank has also presided over hundreds of funerals and performed numerous wedding ceremonies, each time either offering a glimmer of hope to those mourning the loss of a loved one, or encouraging a newly married couple to put Christ first in their lives.
From time to time churches will experience difficult circumstances.
It takes a spiritual leader with a loving heart to help them through it.
The Lord saw fit to put these two qualities in Pastor Frank.
He served as Interim Pastor at Hall Road Baptist for eighteen months.
On three different occasions, he served as the Interim Pastor at Riverdale Baptist Church, and also at Buckroe Baptist Church twice.
On two occasions in recent years, the Lord led Pastor Frank and Marie here to help us heal in our time of need.
The Pine Chapel family will always be grateful for their leadership, words of encouragement, prayers and love.
We all owe them a debt of gratitude for being there for us when we needed loving leaders to help us through our difficult times.
We are proud to have Pastor Frank and Marie as part of the Pine Chapel family, and prayerfully look forward to what God will do through them in the future.