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Elva Lowery

FROM THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MARK GREEN:

 

ELDER ELVA LOWERY 

Elder Lowery was born on July 17, 1931. His wife Sister Avery E (Heare) Lowery was born December 2, 1936. He resides in Joppa, Maryland.

 

ELDER LOWERY WRITES: As a baby and young boy, my parents took me to a Primitive Baptist Church of Northern West Virginia. I cannot remember a time or place when I experienced the power and love of God. As I sat beside my grandfather, I witnessed tears flowing from his eyes during the preaching. At this time, I did not know anything about tears of joy.

 

As I began to understand, each sermon had a special meaning and Ibegan to understand the greatness of God's love. I knew I loved God andwhen I understood, while in sin, it took God first loving me. I remember a special sermon preached by Elder J. Harvey Daily over sixty years ago. This sermon was preached for me. I could understand the precious blood of Jesus Christ was shed for my sins, if I be one of His Children. I admired nature and knew God made it and now understand the spiritual world is also the work of God. After a few days, upon being given orders to serve in Japan Elder F. E. Thompson baptized me in a stream near Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church, near Bel Air, Maryland July 5, 1952.

 

After being received into the church, I trusted the all powerful God of heaven and earth to deliver me on my assignment. Spending eight days going over, eighteen months in a foreign land with strangers, eleven days back to California's shore, I realized the many beauties and blessings of God. He had been with me all the time.

 

Upon returning home and had written of Bible subjects to ministersand church members, I was called upon to talk before the church. Elder

F.E. Thompson was an old father in Israel to whom I could go to for advice. Upon liberation May 2, 1959, ordained at the request of a newly organized church July 31, 1961, called to pastor Fellowship Church at Rosedale (East of Baltimore, Maryland) February 10, 1962 and still serving.

 I met a young lady, Avery Heare, and married her September 6, 1957. My wife was already a member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church, at Largent, WestVirginia, baptized by Elder Charles Alderton May 27, 1956. My father-inlaw,Elder Douglas Heare, had already been ordained in 1955. I participated in the ordination of Elder Oscar R. Lowery, my natural father. Today, have tried to tell the old story, Salvation is by the Grace of God, performed baptisms, been part of a presbytery for ordinations of Elders and Deacons, church organization services, married couples, have an Old Baptist father ninety years old, and Old Baptist mother eighty seven years a Old Baptist father-in-law eighty seven and an Old Baptist mother-in-law eighty two years old. We have been greatly blessed.

 

Obituary- Brother Elva Lowery passes on September 5, 2016

Elva O.Lowery, a resident of Joppa, MD, died at the age of 85 on September 5, 2016 at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Elva was born in Romney, WV to Oscar Roosevelt and Ivey Pearl Lowery (both predeceased) as one of three children, Gerald Lowery (predeceased) and Garland Lowery. Elva was a veteran, serving our country during the Korean War. For over 55 years, he served as Pastor at Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, singing, and music. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Avery Lowery; Children and spouses, Daniel and Madeline Lowery; Darrell and Connie Lowery; Mary and Mark Vaught; Darlene and Woody Shenk. Grand children, Marissa Lowery; Sarah Lowery; Alexandra Varga. Great grandchild Natalija Ana Varga; and extended family Mike Shenk; Katie Shenk; Heidi Shenk; Woody JrShenk; 6 great grand children.

Funeral services were held at Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church, Bel Air, Md. Elder Barnabas Brammer officiating and elders Bill Stephens and Stephen Aquino participating. 

 

 

 

 



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