Pastor Michelle Law-Gordon

Christian Education Department: Vice-President

Pastor Michelle Law-Gordon, Sunday School Department: Assistant Dean

"For I am now ready to be offered up….My task is at hand. A charge to keep I have for He has anointed me to preach the Gospel."

Rev Law-Gordon is the daughter of Gladys Coe Law and the Late Mr. David Mitchell. She is a 1986 Graduate of Wilson High School; 1992 Honor Graduate of Morris College; and a 1998 Graduate of Troy State University with a Master's in Public Administration. Realizing there was a greater call on her life she enrolled in Shaw University and graduated with the Master of Divinity in 2006. She is currently a student at Northeastern Seminary pursuing the Doctor of Ministry Degree.

She accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior and was baptized at New Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1976 by the late Dr. W. E. Chaney; was licensed to preach on May 11, 2008 by Rev. Norman Gamble; and was ordained by the Pee Dee Baptist Association on July 18, 2008. She is cofounder and served as director of the Pee Dee Community Youth Choir, a safe-haven for youth ages 5-18 years old and has been a member of the Florence Community Chorale for 20+ years.

On July 21, 2008 she was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant and is currently serving as a Staff Chaplain at the Air Force Reserve Command Chaplain's Office, Robins AFB, Ga. She has had the privilege of serving/training at Shaw AFB, SC; Maxwell AFB, AL; Hanscom AFB, MA; Grissom ARB, IN; Hurlburt Field, FL; and Royal Danish Air Force, Denmark.

She is the first female to be installed as Pastor of a Baptist Church by the Pee Dee Baptist Association in its 100+ year history and proudly serves as pastor of Open Door Baptist Church, Florence SC. She celebrates her pastoral and military anniversary on the same day!

She is an advocate for Christian Education and past Dean of the Pee Dee Baptist Christian Education Department, currently serving as Vice President. She has completed the Dean Certification Course through the National Baptist Convention Sunday School Publishing Board, Nashville, TN. She serves as Co-chair of the Youth/College Division for the South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian Education and as an instructor. She previously served on the curriculum committee.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, The Morning News Faith & Values Board for whom she writes monthly columns, and the South Carolina Commission on Minority Affairs.

Her military awards and honors Include: Air Force Achievement Medal ~ Jan 26, 2015 thru May 2015; Air Force Meritorious Service Medal ~ 2011 thru 2015; U.S.A.F. Command Chaplain Corp's "Outstanding Individual Award for Excellence 2012"; Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service ~ 2008 thru 2011; and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal ~ 2008 ~ 2012. In addition, she has been recognized by the State of South Carolina, City of Florence, Darlington County and the Florence Morning News for her contributions to youth in the Pee Dee Region.

Her motto is "If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain."