Reverend Lola Reynolds
Rev. Lola Reynolds is a native of Lynchburg, Virginia and was educated in the Lynchburg School System. Her husband is Deacon Floyd Reynolds to whom she has been married for 45 years. Rev. Reynolds accepted Christ at an early age, joining Ivy Hill Baptist Church at the age of eight. She later joined Sharon Baptist Church in Big Island, Virginia; which is now Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Reynolds has been a member at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church for over 35 years. She is a former member of the Gospel Chorus, and past President of the Pastor’s Aid Club. Rev. Reynolds continues to serve in several organizations of the church today.
Rev. Reynolds was called to the Ministry and was licensed to preach in the fall of 2009 by Rev. Dennis W. Moody, Pastor of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Reynolds currently serves as an Associate Ministry at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Moody.
Rev. Reynolds retired from the Virginia Baptist Hospital with 25 years of service and becoming a certified member of the National Executive Housekeepers Association. During her career in the workplace, Rev. Reynolds completed several workshops and seminars at Western State and Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia. She attained certificates in the areas of Sociology and Psychology, Records and Budget Management, Communications, and Organizations and Personnel Management.
Rev. Reynolds was formerly married to the late Eugene Thomas, Jr.; and, they had 7 children (3 boys and 4 girls).
Reverend Judy Watkins
Rev. Judy Watkins is a resident of Forest, Virginia where she resides with her husband Deacon James M. Watkins, Jr. They have three children and three grandchildren. She is the daughter of Mrs. Emma B. Reynolds and the late Deacon James W. Reynolds, Sr. and is one of nine children. She retired from her job as Media Assistant for Lynchburg City Schools June 2006, after twenty-six years of service.
She is a lifelong member of the Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, Big Island, Virginia where she was licensed to preach in April 2004. She currently serves as an Associate Minister, Director of the Christian Education Ministry, Deaconess, and choir member. She attended the North Carolina College of Theology and received an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies in May 2005. She is President of the Peaks of Otter Baptist Association Christian Education and Sunday School Ministry.
As a member of her church's Junior Choir, she developed a love for gospel music at a very early age. Having directed the SMBC's Youth Choir, Inspirational Choir, and the J. W. Reynolds, Sr. Male Chorus, she faithfully demonstrated her commitment to ministering through the medium of music. The organization of the church's first Male Chorus is one of the highlights of her musical ministry.
Her love for young people and concern for their spiritual development led her to organize and direct the Pioneer Unity Choir of Heritage High School (a student Gospel choir). She believes that in order to help our young people develop into productive citizens we must contribute to their spiritual as well as academic growth.
Being guided by the Holy Spirit, she co-founded and directs Infinite Praise of Central Virginia. This group of singers not only spread the message of salvation through song, but also uses God's gift of music to bless others by being sponsors of/or participants of many benefit programs. Many lives have been blessed through their endeavors.
Although, this world rewards accomplishments, Rev. Watkins' greatest desire is that her ministering of the gospel through Word and song, will inform others of a true and living God who gave His only son for us, will touch in a way that will inspire and leave others with the yearning to give their life to Him, will comfort and soothe those who are in pain through the presence of the Holy Spirit and provoke them to move toward a more intimate relationship with God, and teach how (in the words of her father) "we must put our faith, hope, confidence, and trust in Him."
Reverend Preston Little
Rev. Preston Little was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was educated in Lynchburg Public Schools, graduating from E.C. Glass High School. Rev. Little, a licensed Minister of the Gospel, received his Associates Degree in Biblical Studies from Eastern Theological Seminary in 2003; and, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Eastern Theological Seminary in 2009. Rev. Little is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Divinity at Eastern Theological Seminary. Rev. Little, in an effort to “study to show himself approved”, has also received additional studies at the Virginia University of Lynchburg and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Youth Advocacy Ministry Institute in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Rev. Little currently serves as an Associate Minister at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. Minister Little continuously exercises his gifts and his calling to spread the Gospel wherever the opportunity arises. In addition to preaching at church throughout Virginia and the East Coast, Rev. Little has also preached at Juvenile Detention Facilities as well as “taking it to the streets” by preaching on street corners as he gives his personal witnessing by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Rev. Little is anointed, blessed and highly favored man of God. He is a strong leader, a mentor, a team builder, and a great man of Faith. Rev. Little knows and believes that he is the man that God is calling for this day and time. You are encouraged to sit and attentively receive the Word of God as Rev. Little moves forth in this area of the anointing.