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Pastoral Installation: New Updated Information

Posted on Thu, Feb 16, 2012

As of: February 25th

Dear Guests,

This page is dedicated to providing up to date information for Pastor Elect Hall's Installation. Please check here frequently, so you have the latest information. The Installation Services are scheduled for March 21-25, 2012. All activities are open to the public; however, invitations will be sent in the next few weeks. Leading up to the official installation there will be several pre-installation activities. See the schedule below for details. Please join us for spirit filled worship services as we celebrate the blessing of a new Pastor and First Lady!

The following Pre-Installation Worship Services will be held at the Lee Center, Richard Kauffmann Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 7:00PM

Pastor Anthony T. Oliver, Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA

Worship Leader: Minister Donald Easley, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA


Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 7:00PM

Pastor Frank R. Kelly, Sr., Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA


Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 7:00PM

Pastor Preston William, Jr., Bethlehem Baptist Church, Wise, NC

Worship Leader: Minister Myron Contee, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA


Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 6:00PM

Pre-Installation Celebration Banquet, Fort Belvoir Officers' Club, Fort Belvoir, VA

Pastor Garfield Cross III, Hearts Delight Baptist Church, Catlett, VA

Attire: Semi-Formal

Master of Ceremonies: Pastor Donald Hayes, Oakland Baptist Church 

Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance for a donation of $50.00 . A vegetarian meal is available upon request. To secure tickets send a check to the church (at the address below) for the number of tickets you require and tickets will be mailed to you. No tickets will be mailed after March 14th; they will be at Ticket Will Call the night of the banquet. Tickets will also be available for pick-up on Thursdays at 6PM and Sundays at 1PM at the Charles Houston Recreation Center:

 St. John Baptist Church

P.O. Box 25873

ATTN: Installation

Alexandria, VA 22313 

The last day to secure tickets is March 14th or until sold out.


The following Sunday worship services will be held at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street


Sunday Worship Service, March 25, 2012 @ 10:00AM

Elder Richard Jones, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA

Worship Leader: Minister Alfonzo Terrell, Oakland Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA


Pastoral Installation Service, Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 3:30PM

Pastor Jeffrey Wheeler, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA

Worship Leader: Pastor Donald Hayes, Oakland Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA



We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at both the Washington Suites Alexandria and the Holiday Inn Hotels for March 21-25. Please follow the instructions below to reserve a room at the discounted rate at the hotel of your choice. 


There are three options to reserve rooms here:

Call: You can call the hotel directly (703-370-9600) or our toll-free number (877-736-2500) any time of the day and mention you'd like to make reservations in the St. John's Baptist Church group block, or mention the group code JOHN.

* Website: You can book directly on their website. Either through this direct link ( or by going to and entering their dates in the "Fast Reservations" section. Once that brings you to the reservation page, you should type in JOHN in the "Group Code" box. That will bring up the correct suite types and rates.

* Email: If you do not feel comfortable booking through the website or call center, feel free to email or call our representative Kathryn Doran ( directly at (703) 370-9600 ext. 7272 and she can assist you with your reservation. Her office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm. If you email, she'll send you a confirmation within one business day. The nightly rate is $105.00 (except Wednesday which is $149.00). Rooms must be reserved NLT March 1st. 


Please call the Reservations Department 703-960-3400. Or the Global Reservations Center at 1-800-465-4329 and use the Group Name: St. John Baptist Church. Includes complimentary parking, airport shuttle service and High Speed Internet. The hotel is across the street from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro stop. The nightly rate is $104.00. Rooms must be reserved NLT March 1st.

The Washington Suites Hotel is approximnately 2 to 4 miles miles from the Holiday Inn and approximately 5-7 miles from the Lee Center depending on the route taken.

The Holiday Inn is approximately 2 to 3 miles from the Lee Center.

The Centiennial Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 20 through April 27, 2012, this will be a perfect time to visit the Nation's Capital . For more information about the festival visit the official web site at:



We will publish a souvenir program to commemorate the occasion. If you would like to place an ad offering congratulatory remarks, memoriam, etc., please forward your request and ad copy to NLT March 5th. Make all checks payable to St. John Baptist Church. Note payment must be received before the program goes to print.

The cost for ads and patrons is as follows:

Full page with b/w photo - $115.00

Full page - $100.00

1/2 page - $50

1/4 page - $25

Patron - $5.00 (name only)

We look forward to you joining us for this momentous occasion!