Rev. Dr. N.C Shoemake Jr., a dedicated minister, Born Again, Bible Believing, Gospel Preaching and Theological Teaching Man of God. He shares over 35 years of experience, preaching the unadulterated Word of God. At the age of twelve, he confessed Christ as his Lord & Savior; at fifteen, acknowledged the call to God's ministry.
His Professional Experiences begins with, but is not limited to Pastor & Organizer of Bethel Community Baptist Church which includes:
Pastor Shoemake was licensed at Pleasantview Baptist Church in 1973 and ordained by the American Baptist Association in 1984.
- Implementing Bethel's Christian Education of biblical studies to enable our community members to learn about the great commands of Jesus Christ, the importance or preaching the gospel in aiding and assisting humanity.
- Improved church and community relationships that resulted in growth of the congregation and outreach ministries.
- Gained 501c3 status in August 2003, in order to pursue God's vision and mission.
- Established a ministry that is financially sound.
- Established the ALPHA Center/ ESTHER Program, which was awarded the Mayor's anti-drug, anti-violence initiative grant.
- Implemented a self-sustained, no cost, pantry that is open to those in need.
- Inistituted Family Counseling services with the Church and the community.
- Organized a tutoring program in conjunction with Drexel University.
- Established Community Programs that feed the community, as well as provided an arena for exercising and fitness.
Pastor Shoemake is well educated:
Honorary Doctor of Divinity, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1988
- B.A Religion- Rutgers University, Camden NJ 1976
- B.A Theology- Camden Baptist College, Camden NJ 1978
- M.A Theology- Carolina Christian Seminary, Thomasville, NC 1980
- TH.D Theology- Emphasis in Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton NJ 1986
Organizations- Member, National Baptist Convention USA, Incorporated.
- Epsilon Delta Chi Award Top Black Ministers 1984
- Charles Spurgeon's Award for Top Theological Student, Princeton University 1986