Bishop Seth O. Lartey assigned Rev. Dr. Stephen Faulk the role of Supply Pastor for the Historic Thompson Chapel AME Zion Church in Opelika, Alabama, last month, at the Conference Second Check-Up Meeting. Faulk is presently the Presiding Elder of the Opelika District, Alabama.
This assignment came after the current pastor, the Rev. Charles Adams, requested a sabbatical.
According to Faulk, Adams has served faithfully at Thompson Chapel for more than three years and the people loved and supported his leadership.
“I am grateful to God for this assignment,” Faulk said. “It will be a challenge to do all the things assigned to my hands, but I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit that helps us to do what we cannot do within our own abilities.
He expressed that the mission of the church will be highly focused on being The Church Without Walls that will work to win souls, make disciples and transform lives for the Kingdom of God.
In addition to the assignment at Thompson Chapel, Faulk continues to pastor the Auburn AME Zion Church in Auburn. The church is located at 576 Martin Luther King Drive in Auburn, has changed the time of its Sunday morning worship service to 9:30 a.m. Auburn Zion has returned to the sanctuary with limited seating and broadcasts the worship services via teleconference, Facebook Live and YouTube.
Thompson Chapel, located at 187 Columbus Parkway in Opelika, has moved its Sunday morning worship time to 11:30 a.m. and will continue to meet via teleconference. Those interested in joining Sunday morning worship services at Thompson Chapel can dial in to (848) 220-3300; Conference ID: 7498676#.
Thompson Chapel and Auburn Zion host joint virtual Bible studies and prayer services on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. via teleconference using (774) 220-4000; Conference ID: 8211802#
We are praying for a positive transition for both churches as we continue to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Faulk can be reached at (706) 566-7419.