Progressive Church - Charlotte, NC

FAX (704) 392-2803
FAX (704) 394-1858

Pastor and Sister Lang Priester
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Elder Lang Priester, pastor of Progressive Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Charlotte, North Carolina, is responsible for the overall well-being of approximately 250 local church members.  Standing firm on Godís truth, he is convincing many to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all things shall be added unto them.

In 1959, Lang Priester was baptized in Jesusí name at age sixteen, and received the Holy Ghost six days later.  He immediately involved himself in the church; his love for Sunday School inspired him to study diligently.  Brother Priester began teaching Sunday School and later was appointed Superintendent.  He was Quiz Master for the Youth Department, became Church Secretary, regular Conductor for Saturday Night Prayer Service, Tambourine Player, and Chairman of the Boys Club.  He was a faithful Senior Choir member until it was evident that the Lord had something else for him to do.

After his tour of duty in the Armed Forces, Minister Priester was united in marriage to Sister Agatha Legette in 1966.  God blessed them with Minister Priesterís request for six sons.

In 1972, Minister Priester was sent to pastor the church in Charlotte.  After several years, he was ordained Elder during the National Convocation.  He organized and taught in the J. D. Williams Bible Institute.  He was instrumental in establishing several missions in cities such as Asheboro and Monroe (North Carolina), Atlanta and Columbus (Georgia), Lancaster and Chesterfield (South Carolina), and Tampa (Florida).  The Charlotte church has welcomed and received many who came from Africa (Liberia, Zaire, Cameroon, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast).

Elder Priester has served the National church in several capacities:  District Elder, Board of Presbyters, Advisory Council, and Convocation Planning Committee.


Sunday School

10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship Service

11:30 AM

Sunday Evening Service

6:30 AM

Wednesday Night Service

7:30 PM

Friday Night Service - Bible Study

7:30 PM

Charlotte Church Staff

Pastor Lang Priester

Elder Randall Ervin
 - Assistant Pastor -

Elder George Dennis
Co-Chairman of the National Education Department

Lawrence McFadden
Member of the National Education Committee
Elder Raymond Samson

Minister Eddie Black

Minister Benford Gardner

Deacon Jessie Lewis
Brotherhood Chairman
Officer of the National Brotherhood Dept.

Brother Reginald Boulware

Brotherhood Co-Chairman 

Sister Lori Williams

Women's Auxiliary President

Sister  Debora Watkins

Women's Aux. Vice-President

Brother John Hawthorne, Jr. 

Youth Dept. President

Brother Curtis Geiger

Youth Dept. Vice-President

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