Congratulations 2018 Recipients!
Category I - Seminary Students
Minister Richard N. Stewart:
Richard N. Stewart was born in Kingston, Georgia but moved to Bronx, New York at an early age. Upon graduating from Christopher Columbus High School, he entered the U.S. Army and served as a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Operations Specialist. His contribution to the United States Army and Chemical Corp has been numerous and can be seen through his previous assignments and deployments around the world. He also served as Operation Sergeant Major for the 525 Military Police Battalion GTMO, Cuba. Minister Stewart currently serves as Youth Director at Beulahland Bible Church. He also serves as a small group adult teacher and as a Bible study teacher for the Nexgen youth, middle school and teen groups. He has distinguished himself by consistently volunteering to reach back to the upcoming generation of youth in the spirit of Sankofa by volunteering as a Mentor with Communities in School (Augusta, GA); Big Brothers (Macon, GA); and E-cyber-Mission High School mentoring (Aberdeen, MD). Minister Stewart is also a certified teacher in the state of Georgia, a nationally certified Mathematic Tutor and currently mentors with Star-base 2.0 (STEM) in Warner Robins, GA.
Minister Stewart is a graduate of Georgia Military College and Mercer University. He is also a 2018 graduate of Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, GA where he received a Masters of Divinity in Christian Education. Currently, Minister Stewart is pursuing a Doctor of Divinity Degree.
Category II - Liberty Baptist Church
Startisha Gresham was born in Decatur, Georgia and was the only child until 2013. She is now a big sister to her four year old sibling. She is a recent graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Georgia. Currently, Statisha attends Atlanta Metropolitan State College, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is studying in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement and Child Psychology. Startisha has always had faith in Jesus Christ and always believed that God sees our true colors. She has recently joined Liberty Baptist Church and has been baptized to show that she has accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She believes that she is on her path to righteousness.
Sean-Tyler Thomas Walton:
Sean-Tyler Thomas Walton, a native of Atlanta is the oldest child of Melvin and Tomeka Walton. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, Tennessee. He was dedicated and led to Christ by the late Dr. J. Sherman Pelt and has been active in many ministries at Liberty over the years. Sean is a natural born artist who has pursued his God given talent since he was a little boy. He knows that he can do all things through Christ who empowers him!
Freeman Wilder was born in Decatur, Georgia. He is currently attending Kennesaw State College in Marietta, Georgia where he is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Video Game Design. Freeman has attended Liberty Baptist Church-Atlanta all of his life and has been active in several ministries. He accepted Jesus as his Savior and was baptized by the late Rev. Dr. J. Sherman Pelt.
2018-2019 J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship Recipients-F 8-10-18