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Original Publish Date: 
March 14, 2014

Special to the Metro


The Pastoral Search Committee, Officers and Members of the Third Kiokee Missionary Baptist Church, 421 Carver Avenue, are pleased to announce and cordially invite you to attend the official Pastoral Installation Service of Pastor Bryant Keith Drake Sun., Mar. 23 at 4 p.m. 

Our new Shepherd, Pastor Bryant Keith Drake is the youngest of eight boys born to Rev. Roger and Mrs. Alice Drake.  Rev. Drake rendered his first sermon Feb. 18, 2007.  He has served as pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Poulan, Big Bethel Baptist Church in DeSoto, and Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Oakfield.

A graduate of Dougherty Comprehensive High School,  his additional educational endeavors include a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Education (Industrial, Trade, and Technical Education) from Valdosta State University; two Associates degree s from Darton College; and an Advanced Electronics Technology diploma from Albany Technical College.   Reverend Drake is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from Luther Rice Seminary and University, Atlanta, GA.    He is employed as Manager of the Communications/Electronics Branch at the Marine Depot Maintenance Command, Albany.

Pastor Bryant Drake is married to Mrs. Machelle Drake and they have one son, Donovan Drake. 

The Springfield Missionary Baptist Church of Tifton, the Rev. R. L. Drake, Sr., pastor, will be in charge of the services.  All are invited to join us as we celebrate this blessed occasion through worship and with God’s infallible word.