Courtney Stamey Nationally Recognized

July 6, 2017

Our very own Courtney Stamey was recognized nationally for an award winning sermon. While Courtney was working toward her Master of Divinity Degree at Wake Forest Divinity School she was a faithful member to our congregation. In 2014, FBC High Point had the privilege of ordaining her to the gospel ministry. Courtney's husband, Michael Stamey is on staff as our Minister of Students and Media.

After graduating in 2015, Courtney began a two-year pastoral residency at First Baptist Church Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. Her time is shared with Peacehaven Community Farm, a sustainable farm and affordable housing community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Earlier this year at a regular meeting with Courtney's supervisor Rev. Alan Sherouse, senior pastor at First Baptist Church Greensboro. Courtney discussed a Pentecost sermon she had recently preached at a local retirement community. Sherouse suggested she enter it in “A Sermon for Every Sunday's" first preaching contest.

“A Sermon for Every Sunday” is a ministry that provides video recordings of lectionary-based sermons online, free of charge, so that churches that may not have a full-time minister or need a supply preacher as well as other worshipping communities can use them in communal worship or discipleship events. Preachers have included Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), and Amy Butler, acclaimed speaker, writer, and senior minister at New York City’s Riverside Church.

Following suit from Rev. Alan's advice she submitted a sermon based on Acts 2, “What Did You Say?,” Courtney was notified that her sermon won the preaching contest because of her faithfulness to the text, use of vivid illustrations, and overall clarity of her message.

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