Anniversary Celebration

Anniversary Celebration

Story By: Michael Fanning, Ph. D State Senator, District #17

Congratulations to Pastor Derrick & First Lady Cecelia Davis-Hollins on their 1st Pastoral Anniversary at Shiloh First Independent Church!

My wife Stephanie and I had a 'gospel-good-time' celebrating this mighty man of God, Pastor Derrick Hollins, who is such an important part of our Fairfield County Community! Bishop Eric Bell, from Gethsemane Baptist Church presided over the powerful worship service, full of singing, praising, and praying. It was a time of setting aside the troubles of the world for just a few hours and thanking God for being our strength in these times of trouble!

First Shiloh Independent loves their Pastor and First Lady Hollins and put on a magnificent celebration for a jampacked Fairfield crowd. From Morris Creek, Pastor William Abell preached from Jeremiah 29:11--“God’s Got a Plan!” It was certainly a passionate message that reminded all of us that God is in control when the world around us seems to be spiraling out-of-control. Choirs from Morris Creek and Shiloh poured on the gospel-singing-praises with songs like “Mighty is Your Name,” “What He’s Done for Me,” and “My Rock.”

In attendance to mark this significant moment at Shiloh were Representative Annie E. McDaniel, Fairfield County School District Superintendent, Dr. JR Green, Coroner Chris Hill, and a host of others.

Pastor Derrick Hollins was called to preach back in 1996. He was ordained to preach under Bishop Joseph McBride at Praise and Deliverance Ministries (Jenkinsville) in 2001. In 2017, Elder Hollins was ordained as the Assistant Pastor at Gethsemane Baptist Church (Blair) under Pastor Eric Bell. Pastor Hollins is a preacher, teacher, emcee, counselor, mentor, and dear friend!

Please join me in congratulating Shiloh First Independent and their leadership, Pastor Derrick and First Lady Cecelia Hollins on their First Pastoral Anniversary!