Pastor believes in community

Published 3:25 am Monday, June 9, 2008

By Staff
Works both inside and outside of his Washington church
Senior Reporter
The Rev. Edward Moultrie, pastor of Beebe Memorial CME Church in Washington, works in his church and in the community.
For his congregation and for the people of Washington, Moultrie is doing that.
Moultrie makes regular visits to P.S. Jones Middle School in Washington and Washington High School to visit with the students.
Moultrie serves on the housing board of Metropolitan Community Development Corporation, an organization that secures housing for people with low incomes.
Moultrie serves on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.
Moultrie works with Habitat for Humanity, an organization that works to build houses for people in need.
Moultrie is a member of the Beaufort County Community Foundation.
Moultrie is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Moultrie is a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Moultrie is on the Minority Advisory Board for Beaufort County Schools.
And, remember, Moultrie is pastor of Beebe Memorial CME Church in Washington, and he is dedicated to carrying on a regular week of work there.
In addition to preaching every Sunday to his congregation, he spends his time during the week preparing his message for the next Sunday’s sermon, taking care of office duties, visiting the sick, studying personal devotion and planning programs for the church.
His church was founded in 1903 as a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and was named later for Bishop Joseph A. Beebe, a former pastor of the church.
It has a congregation of about 200.
Moultrie’s father and great-grandfather were ministers.
Moultrie has been pastor of the church in Washington for the last 10 years. He came to Washington from a church in El Paso, Texas, where he served for two years. Before that, he served as pastor of a church for three years in The Bronx, N.Y.
Moultrie is married to the former Bernadine Freeman.
He has a daughter, Kyliah Moultrie of Illinois, and a step-son, Anthony Brown of Washington.
Moultrie has a 2-year-old granddaughter, Airiana.