Our Servant Leader the Elder Michael P. Summers went to be with the Lord this past July 2014. He Fought the "Good Fight of Faith!" The Vision Continues . . .
He graduated from Goldsboro High School. He furthered his education at Wayne Community College, and worked a number of years for the shool system. He also matricuated in seminary at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. As a child he attended Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church and in 1978 was saved at a revival at Guiding Star. While attending Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, he accepted his call into the ministry and was later licensed by the Freewill Baptist Conference in 1988 and was ordained and became an elder in October 1988. He later united with St. Delight Original Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Bishop Allen Smith. While at St. Delight he was active in the ministry and also spent time on the evangelistic field preaching at various churches in North Carolina and in Virginia. In 1993 Elder Summers answered the call to enter into his first pastorate at Williams Chapel in Willard, North Carolina, where he served faithfully for seven years. After serving his first pastorate, he joined St. Luke Disciples of Christ under the late Henry Peterson where he was involved in music ministry and in teaching the youth. He later joined St. Mark Disciples of Christ in Faro, North Carolina, under the leadership of the late Elder Henry Peterson and after his death under the leadership of Dr. Elder Robert D. Hood. In 2007, Elder Michael Summers married his sweetheart and partner in ministry, the former Elder Beverly Brooks of Landover, Maryland.
Further information is found at his FaceBook Memorial Page: https://www.facebook.com/eldermichael.summers?fref=ts