Pastor E.B. Lindsey and First Lady Josie Lindsey will be honored July 12-15. Dr. Charles Hawthorne from Detroit, Mich. will be the guest speaker Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Pastor Lindsey has been in ministry for 25 years. He is the Superintendent of the East Coast District of Texas Southeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. A native of Orange, Lindsey graduated from Wallace High School and served four years in the Air Force. Afterward, he attended Texas State University in Houston and later graduated from Charles Harrison Mason System of Bible College. He believes in the power of prayer and moves in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Under his leadership, Starlight has grown and is a vital part of the community.

In 1994, under Lindsey’s leadership, the congregation moved into a brand new sanctuary, and in December of 2000 the E. B. Family Life Center was built, which consist of classrooms, office, and a board room with a large fellowship hall. He is the father of five children and 14 grandchildren.

Josie was saved at an early age and has worked in many areas of the church. First Lady Lindsey is a national evangelist and has served as local Sunday school superintendent for more than 20 years; district and state SS field representative; first vice president to the National Young Women Christian Counsel; and has taught workshops in AIM, the Women’s Convention and in Memphis Convocation. She has appeared on television and the radio.

She is the director of women’s ministries at her local church and is actively involved in ministry. Josie has also served with the Texas Southeast First Jurisdiction as coordinator of development and training for the jurisdiction, finance chair for the State Women’s Department and a member of the Women’s Executive Board.