Meet Our Pastor

Reverend Lance B. Bailey, Sr. and Lady Monique Bailey

Rev. Lance Bailey was elected as the 13th pastor of Macedonia and installed on August 12, 2018


Pastor Lance B. Bailey, Sr., a native of Miami, Florida, was born to the late Deacon John H. Bailey and Pastor Daisy Bailey. He grew up in a Christian home, where he was taught the Word of God, and the importance of hard work, respect, integrity, and excellence.

A Man of God

Pastor Bailey began serving the Lord with his talent, in his early childhood years, as a musician at Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, where he played the piano and drums. After accepting the call of Jesus Christ to the Ministry of Christianity in August of 2011, Pastor Bailey was licensed and ordained by Rev. Howard O. Rose and the Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church family of Miami, Florida. Throughout his young adulthood he served as Minister of Music at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church and various churches in Miami, Florida where he set the vision for worship ministries to help support and compliment the vision of Pastors and congregations as a whole, directed several choirs, and planned various musical events. In July of 2015, Mr. Bailey founded and served as Pastor of New Vision Empowerment Church where he used his gifts and talents to further promote the Gospel and serve alongside those in his church and community.

A Wise and Compassionate Leader

Apart from actively participating in religious and community activities in the City of Miami, Pastor Bailey was appointed the National State Convention Head Musician and Minister of Music of the Florida Baptist Association of Congress and Christian Education in 2008. He participated in the Annual K-Mart Outreach Program in Tampa, FL and performed annually in the Annual Black History Gospel Explosion at Miami-Dade College in Miami, FL for several years. Pastor Bailey currently serves as Head Custodian, Chorus Director and a 5000 Role Model of Excellence Program Mentor at Scott Lake Elementary School, where he helps students to develop their academic, character and leadership skills.

Background

It is through the worship ministry and a commitment to servant leadership, Pastor Bailey has proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ and His love, helped others encounter Him, led them in praise and worship of Him, and nurtured their spiritual development and ministry involvement. His ministry experience has taught him to lead and effectively communicate the Word of God to individuals of all ages, and share Jesus Christ’s love with others. His desire is to use his additional gifts and talents to further promote the gospel, serve alongside those in his church and community, and encourage others to live up to their full potential in Jesus Christ.

Personal Life

Pastor Bailey is married to Monique, and sharing in their joy are their four lovely children: Kayla, Lance, Jr., Benjamin and Jeremiah.

A Message from Reverend Bailey

Whenever there is a change in pastoral leadership at a historic church such as Macedonia, much gratitude goes to its predecessors. Each previous pastor contributed something unique to the tapestry of the church, leaving a lasting impression on the hearts of those they shepherded. Paul compares the church to a farmer’s field and notes that each successive pastor has a

different function and style. Some plant and some water, some pastors lay the foundation and others build upon it, but it is only God working through them that produces the harvest.                                               1 Corinthians 3

A new era has also begun and now, our work begins! I am a firm believer that God has wonderful things in store for this congregation and our community. My goal will be to draw out the talents, insights and actions that God has bestowed upon each of us for the growth of Macedonia. Dedicated to seeking God’s will, discerning God’s path forward and with his Grace we move forward as his disciples and a united Church.

Allow the Lord to work through you and rise among the masses with authority and a willingness to make a positive difference in our homes, families, and communities.”