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Introduced in the Senate on March 27, 2008
Introduced in the House on April 1, 2008
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 1, 2008
Summary: Pastor Katie L. Jordan
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/27/2008 Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-18 4/1/2008 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-19
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TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR PASTOR KATIE L. JORDAN, OF GREENVILLE COUNTY, FOR FIFTEEN YEARS OF SERVICE AS A MINISTER, AND TO COMMEND HER LEADERSHIP ROLE IN QUEEN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH AND IN THE COMMUNITY.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly congratulate Pastor Katie L. Jordan, of Greenville County, upon the fifteenth anniversary of her ministry in Queen Street Baptist Church and applaud her contributions in the community; and
Whereas, born and reared in Greenville, Pastor Jordan became the first African American woman to pastor an established Baptist church in South Carolina in 1993; and
Whereas, during her fifteen years of ministry at Queen Street Baptist Church, she has increased the church membership and programs to serve the congregation and conducted voter registration for the church; and
Whereas, Pastor Jordan has served the community through the Outreach Ministry, Prison Ministry, Substance Abuse Ministry, Block Ministry and Counselors; and
Whereas, she personally counseled and ministered to the inmates of Tyger River Correctional Institute from 1994 to 1997; and
Whereas, serving on the Greenville Technical College GED Taskforce in 2004, Pastor Jordan along with Curtis Harkness and Joyce Singleton obtained more than five hundred participants for the GED program; and
Whereas, she has also served as the president for the local chapter of the National Women's Fellowship, Incorporated; and
Whereas, among her many musical accomplishments, Pastor Jordan was a guest songstress in 2007 for a live recording with Larry McCullough and the Chosen Generation, and she received the Gospel Music Legend Award for 2006 to 2008; and
Whereas, she was awarded the Golden Women Ministers Fellowship President's Outstanding Leadership Award for 1991 to 1993, the Antioch Seventh Day Adventist Church Outstanding Community Service Award in 1998, and the Church and Community Relations Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2002; and
Whereas, Pastor Jordan and her beloved husband, Andrew Jordan, Jr., have reared five adoring children: Kathy, Stephanie, Patrick, Sonya, and Andrew III; and
Whereas, on April 26, 2008, friends and family will honor Pastor Jordan at a black-tie banquet at the Embassy Suites in Greenville, where Reverend James Hallums will be the speaker. Evangelist Suzie Wright will preach the Sunday worship service the following morning to commemorate Pastor Jordan's years of ministry; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly acknowledge the wisdom of Solomon in Proverbs 31:30, 31 when he said, "A woman who feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates" and are thus pleased to honor the accomplishments of Pastor Katie L. Jordan on this momentous occasion. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize and honor Pastor Katie L. Jordan, of Greenville County, for fifteen years of service as a minister, and commend her leadership role in Queen Street Baptist Church and in the community.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Pastor Katie L. Jordan.
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