“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” saith the Lord ~ Isaiah 55:8
Rev. Betty L. Fludd is a native of South Carolina and the daughter of the late, Albert and Bessie Smalls Void. She is one of nine children.
Rev. Fludd’s childhood consisted of going to school and having lots of discipline, which she would never identify as child abuse. Her parents who wanted obedient and well educated children who would respect themselves and others.
Through the prayers and Spiritual guidance of her mother whose faith in God stood out to every one who got to know her, her mother was not just her mother, but became her best friend.
The prayers, dreams, hope and faith in God that her parents instilled were rewarding. Her parents had the blessed privilege of seeing all of their children complete high school and four of them attended college.
Rev. Fludd attended both elementary and high school in Holly Hill, SC. She also attended South Carolina State University, Chevux Academy School of Cosmetologist in Orangeburg, SC.
Rev. Fludd later moved to Connecticut. Since in Connecticut, she attended Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, CT, the Connecticut Institute of Christian Religion, Bridgeport, CT (housed at Messiah Baptist Church during that time) and Saint Vincent’s Medical College, Bridgeport, CT.
Rev. Fludd accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age. She knows and loves the Lord! She is able to tell her story about the great things He has done and is still doing in her life. She knows that it is by His power, grace and mercy and love that she is still here. Like all of us, she has had her mountaintops and her valleys low, but through it all she can stand boldly for the Lord. She knows that she cannot run from God, as she tried. She has harkened and surrendered to the call that He has placed on her life.
Rev. Fludd stands today as a Born Again Child of God. She serves as an Associate Minister and Minister of Health and Wellness, Instructor for the Discipleship Classes, member of the Women’s Ministry, member of the Ensemble, Bible teacher and mentor here at Messiah Baptist Church.
Rev. Fludd not only served at her church, but within the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. She was the Worship Leader and Chaplain for the Commission on Women In Ministry.
She was ordained Reverend Betty L. Fludd on January 31, 2009 by Messiah Baptist Church.
Rev. Fludd is employed as a Certified Financial Analyst of Primerica Financial Services Insurance Marketing of Connecticut, Inc. and at Sound Medical as a Billing Specialist.
Rev. Fludd resides in Bridgeport, CT where nearby she has her daughter, Georgette, son-in-law, Charles and granddaughters, Alexis and Aniya Shivers.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28
Reverend Leon Martin McCrimmon was born in Vass, NC on March 2, 1950. He is the youngest child of the late Alton and Ruth McCrimmon. His mother died shortly after his birth and he was raised by his grandparents, Martin and Beulah Jones.
Rev. McCrimmon graduated from Union Pines High School in Carthage, NC. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Bronx, NY. He is an alumnus of Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City.
He accepted Christ as his personal savior in 1977 at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in New York. Shortly after being baptized and beginning to serve, God moved him to Forestville, MD where he realized his calling as a Deacon in 1982 at Central Baptist Church in Washington, DC.
God continued to bless him when he moved him to Schaumburg, IL where he was ordained a Minister in 1984 at Christian Tabernacle Church in Elk Grove, IL.
Once again, God saw fit to move Rev. McCrimmon to Connecticut where he joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Bridgeport where he became an Associate Minister in 1985.
His vocation as a hospitality controller and accountant took him to two other assignments in the Bahamas and St. Lucia. The first was the Bahamas.
In 1988, he returned to Connecticut from the Bahamas and began serving as an Associate Minister at the Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Stamford.
His second assignment was in St. Lucia.
In 1999, he returned to Connecticut from St. Lucia and began serving at the Messiah Baptist Church in Bridgeport where he is an Associate Minister.
Rev. McCrimmon attended and graduated the Connecticut School of Christian Religion in conjunction with Virginia Union School of Theology.
He is married to Patricia Lynn and they are proud parents of Keisha, Leon and Tajo.
Minister Walton Fulton was born, raised and educated in a God-fearing, loving and compassionate religious family. A family who is grounded and rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
His father was a Preacher. His brothers are Deacons and Preachers. Their families and children are members and very active in church.
Locally, in 1989, Minister Fulton became a member of the Canaan Institutional Baptist Church in Norwalk, CT under the leadership of Rev. Balls. On August 7, 1994, he was ordained a deacon.
In 1977, in that same church, under the leadership of Rev. James E. Bibbs, he was licensed to preach the Gospel.
He later joined the Messiah Baptist Church to worship and serve closer to home. Pastor Tyrone P. Jones, IV graciously received him as one of the Associate Ministers.
Minister Fulton is a member of the Men’s Chorus and a blessing to the church family.
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