It's time to celebrate 40 years of serving our Lord in Wilson, North Carolina!
On April 30, 1978, faithful servants of Christ gathered together at a small storefront building to officially launch a new community of believers in the city of Wilson, North Carolina. 40 years later Stoneybrook Christian Church is still reaching out to the people of Wilson and beyond to share the wonderful message that Jesus is their Savior.
On April 29, Stoneybrook will celebrate all that God has done through His Body in Wilson the past 40 years and look forward to what He has in store for the future.
Make plans to join us for our 40th Anniversary Celebration as we will enjoy some great memories, recognize those pioneers who were there at the beginning, celebrate those who have served in ministry from Stoneybrook and much more.
During our time together we will worship our Lord and enjoy a message from John Maurice, President of Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU), Elizabeth City, NC. John was the very first speaker at Stoneybrook 40 years ago when the members gathered together for their first worship service, March 19, 1978. John made a note in his records that there were 33 in attendance that day.
We hope to see you here, April 29. President Maurice will be presenting the work of MACU at 9:30. Our Anniversary celebration and worship service will begin at 10:30. Following our worship service we will enjoy a delicious meal.
John Maurice is a native of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and an alumnus of Mid-Atlantic Christian University (B.S.). John was ordained into the Christian Ministry at First Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids on December 4, 1977. After ministries at Arthur Christian Church (Bell Arthur, NC) and Broad Creek Christian Church (New Bern, NC) he attended Cincinnati Christian Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in the areas of theology and apologetics. Upon graduation he became the minister of Twin Tiers Christian Church in Painted Post, NY. He was commissioned as a Navy Chaplain in 1989 and served a variety of tours with the Navy and Marine Corps during a twenty-five year military career. Maurice served afloat aboard USS Savannah (AOR-4), USS Saipan (LHA-2) and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). Chaplain Maurice served as the Deputy Director for Pastoral Care at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (Virginia). He retired from the Navy in December of 2013 and began his new role as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mid-Atlantic Christian University on January 1, 2014. On July 1, 2017 he began his duties as the interim president for Mid-Atlantic Christian University. On February 1, 2018 Maurice began his role as the fourth president of the university. He is married to Sherry and the couple has two children (Michael Maurice and Katelyn Palko) and two grandchildren, Noah Matthew Palko and River Eden Palko.