OUR PASTOR

Rev. Holland is the pastor of the Green Grove Baptist Church in West Berlin, NJ.  During the past 24 years since he has served there, the church has experienced exceptional growth, both spiritual and numerical;    reaching an active membership of over 400, seeking to serve their community through missional connectedness.  

Pastor Holland is married to Lady Eartha Holland, and together they parent seven children from ages 19-40 and seven grandchildren.
In addition to pastoring, Rev. Holland conducts numerous workshops and seminars throughout the New England region on Worship & Praise, Youth Ministry, Men’s ministry, Leadership, Church Growth & Development, and Marriage.
 
Rev. Holland began preaching in 1982, he was ordained in 1989, and was called to pastor in 1993.  Besides his ministry of preaching and teaching, for more than 35 years, Pastor Holland has ministered over 45 yrs. through his musical gifts and talents to play, write and compose with many renowned Gospel Music artists.  (more.......)

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A Passionate Preacher

A Realistic Approach
 
An Exquisite Teacher

Pastor Holland’s affiliations include:

  • Past President of the Woodbury & Vicinity Baptist Minister’s Conference
  • Past President of the Timothy-Titus Development Ministry (Young Pastors and Minister’s) of Bethany Baptist Association
  • Member of South Jersey Minister’s Alliance
  • Teacher of Bethany Baptist Association of South Jersey
  • Past 1st Vice Moderator of the Bethany Baptist Association of New Jersey
  • Teacher of N.J. State Baptist Congress of Christian Education
  • National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc.
Pastor Holland has received formal education from:
  1. Rowan University (Formally Glassboro State College)- Music Major
  2. Manna Bible Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  3. Christian Research & Development Ctr., (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  4. National Baptist Convention- C.O.P.P.
  5. Received his B.A. degree from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
  6. Received his Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA
Pastor Holland preaches and teaches in Kenya and has been instrumental in the training of pastors, erecting two churches, and continued support of 3 schools.  He has led numerous educational pilgrimages to Israel, Greece, and Italy. Most importantly, Rev. Holland is a man called of God unto salvation and called by God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


THIS WEEKS WORDS FROM PASTOR HOLLAND

Rom 12:3-8

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.  NIV

This familiar verse blesses me today as I was reminded just how much god loves each of us.  We never need to think that we are so great and indispensable because our loving god has given everyone of us gifts that are particular to us that the body of Christ can be effective and accomplish the Father’s will.

We are all part of one body just as each part of our bodies make up one body.  Let’s never put anyone else down or belittle what they have to offer because without them our body would be incomplete or deformed.

I encourage you today to discover and work your gift in the body.  Never put yourself down and never put yourself too high.  Let’s always make every effort to contribute our gifts to the body.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor H.