A big weekend is in the works for the members, family and friends at the historic Kayne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 1025 12th Avenue South, as they prepare for the 142nd Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration. The community is welcomed to attend all events or choose one that will suit your interests.
The celebration will begin Friday, July 25 at 7 pm, with a musical extravaganza. This event will feature The Voices of Ministry, psalmist Williera Sowell, and other musical guests.
The weekend celebration will resume at noon on Saturday, July 26, with a Youth Field Day sponsored by the youth of KAMBC.
All activities will culminate on Sunday, July 27, with the Homecoming Celebration. This will include two worship services. The first service will be at 10 am, with Rev. James T. Trotter III as the guest speaker. During this service a special tribute will be made to “our beloved senior members.”
During the 3:30 pm worship service, moderator James McCarroll, of the Stones River District Association and the pastor of First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn. will be the guest speaker.
James Thomas Trotter III is the youngest child born to James, Jr. and Alberta Trotter in Nashville. After completing his primary and secondary education, James Trotter enrolled into The Tuskegee University and graduated in May of 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Once the journey was complete at Tuskegee he promptly began graduate school at Strayer University and received a Masters of Business of Administration with a concentration in Management in May of 2007.
In December 2007 James accepted his call into the gospel ministry under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell. He was licensed in July of 2009 at Kayne Avenue Baptist Church and ordained in October 2013. While at Kayne Avenue, Trotter has held various positions, including Sunday school teacher for the Teen-Age class and the Adult class. In 2010, he was met with the challenge of developing a College Campus Ministry. The groundwork was laid and under his leadership the ministry was able to develop long term relationships while providing a nurturing atmosphere for some of the city’s college students.
“Rev James T. Trotter III is a true servant leader dedicated to building up the Kingdom of God,” according to members of his congregation.
Feeling the need to gain further theological knowledge, Trotter enrolled in seminary at American Baptist College where he later received his Bachelors of Theology degree in 2013.
He is married to Kimberly (Head) Trotter. They are the parents of Jordyn, Antonio, and Kymberli.
James Milton McCarroll, Jr. serves as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He is a native Nashvillian.
McCarroll received the Bachelors of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from Tennessee State University in 1999.
He later received the Master of Divinity Degree from the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in 2003.
He was licensed to preach and ordained to the Christian ministry at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. James C. Turner, Sr. He has since dedicated his life to bringing the message of faith, hope, and love in God through Jesus Christ.
Currently, McCarroll is the moderator of the Stones River District Association and oversees the work and fellowship of over 20 churches in the greater Nashville area.
“Rev. McCarroll has been blessed to teach and preach at numerous venues across the country, as well as internationally in Italy, India, Jamaica, and Guyana. His desire for people to experience the fullness of their Christian possibility has caused him to approach ministry with sensitivity toward the holistic need for the faith, hope, and love required to inherit the power and promises of God,” said a dedicated member.
To this end, Rev. McCarroll wishes to “impact the world for Jesus Christ through the communication and application of the Word of God.”
Rev. McCarroll is married to Alfia.
“This will be an event the public will not want to miss,” said the coordinators.
Odie Jones is deacon chairman. Min. Harmon Stockdale, Jr., minister of music is the anniversary vice-chair.