Award Recipients

2019 J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations 2019 Recipients!

Category II - Liberty Baptist Church-Atlanta Students

Shana Brown:

Shana Brown was born in Rome, Georgia. Her family moved to Atlanta when she was 10. She graduated from Harper High School in Southwest Atlanta. After graduation, she started college but didn’t finish. She began a family with her late husband.  She’s worked over 15 years in Healthcare and decided to go back to school after 30 years. She first pursued Business and Health Administration, but then decided to pursue Psychology. Shana enjoys people and serving others. Family is her life! She is an overcomer living with Lupus. Shana is mother to Sean and Alexandria and grandmother to 4 grandchildren and is expecting her 5th in 2020. She’s a caregiver to her father and bonus mother. In the Fall, Shana will transfer to Valdosta State University to complete what she began 30 years ago! Her destiny awaits!

Startisha Gresham:

Startisha Gresham was born in Decatur, Georgia and was the only child until 2013. She is now a big sister to her five-year old sibling. She is a graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Georgia.   Currently, Statisha attends Atlanta Metropolitan State College, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is studying 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.

Journey Wilder:

Journey Wilder is a first-year student attending Kennesaw State University as an Anthropology major. She is an active member of Liberty Baptist Church where she is involved in the PA Ministry, the Praise Dance Team, the Youth Choir, the Youth Ministry, and the Praise and Worship Team. Journey graduated from DeKalb School of the Arts (DKA), majoring in Instrumental Music and minoring in Creative Writing. At her high school, she was a member of their Chamber Orchestra for two years, and was a very dedicated writer in the Creative Writing Department, in which she participated in a non-profit video production, was an editor for the school’s literary magazine for two years, and had one of her plays go up in the school’s Dark Knight program. Journey makes it a goal in her life to help others and treat people with kindness, love and compassion. She is a genuine lover of Christ who does not hesitate to spread the Word of God to others.  She is always happy to bring a smile to people’s faces. She further hopes that she can bring her strong Christian and family values in the pursuit of her career as a forensic anthropologist. Her ultimate goal is to bring closure and peace to families who have been a victim of crime.

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2018 J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship Recipients

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:

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:

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. 

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Scholarship Winners

Pelt Foundation Scholarship Winners

Two categories of scholarships will be awarded annually to be selected by the J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be eligible for only one award per year and must submit an application either as a Seminary Student (Category I) or LBC Atlanta Member (Category II).

To be eligible, apply during the April 1 - May 31 acceptance period.

Pelt Foundation Online Application