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 Greetings to you my Father's Children,
   It is with great joy that I greet you and express my joy in serving as the Pastor of the historic Shiloh AME Zion Church located in Statesville, NC.  I am certain of the leading of the Lord in my placement here, and I am excited about all that the Lord will accomplish between Pastor and congregants.  This assurance comes because I look ahead with the knowledge that all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord. (Romans 8:28) It is my prayer that each of you will continue to find joy and fulfillment in Christ Jesus and that the Lord will allow us all to grow in this same knowledge day by day as we seek to build the Kingdom of God.
  I extend my hand and heart to all that desire connection and pray that you are blessed by this ministry.  If we can do anything to make your connection better, please let us know.  We strive to please God and this pleasure comes when we are effectively serving the people of God, as guided by God.
  Please take the time to browse our website and if you feel led, reach out to us with your contact information so that we may continue to stay connected.
Looking forward to our journey together,
Love and Blessings,
Rev. Patricia A. Gainer, D.Min
"Dr. G"
"Pastor G"