Rev Lloyd Grant comes from the community of North Preston, Nova Scotia, and received some religious teaching from his community Church, Saint Thomas Baptist Church.
Rev Lloyd and his wife Cecille have been blessed with two adult children and two granddaughters.
In June 2011 the congregation of Beechville Baptist church called me to be the leader of the church for the next five years. As the Pastor of Beechville Baptist Church, I welcome you to our website where we greet you with Jesus' joy and we LOVE you back to LIFE.
God has used pastors, church leaders and friends to mold and teach him and he is so grateful to God for those who have modeled a Christ-likeness in him. If you need one of our ministry services please feel free to contact us.
With his heart for evangelism, the church attendance has grown greatly and we truly believe it is because of God’s grace, availability to be accessible in the church and community.
2004 to Present - Deacon Patsy Crawford is a daughter of the late George and Ruby Jarvis. Pasty and her late husband, Wilfred Crawford have seven children together - Blair (Brenda), Randall (Tammy), Troy (Marlene), Dion, Tony (Lisa), Venessa, Marsha (Michael); twenty grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Deacon Crawford accepted the call on her life and was installed to the office of Deacon on February 29, 2004, in Beechville Baptist Church.
Deacon Crawford has held various positions over the years including church clerk, choir member, Baptist Youth Fellowship (BYF) Counsellor and President of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Deacon Crawford also held many positions in the African United Baptist Association (AUBA) and community which includes: Past President of the Beechville Residents Association, Co-Chair of the Beechville Education Committee and Secretary of District #2.
Deacon Crawford is a strong advocate for the spiritual well being of youth. In 2013 Deacon Crawford retired from the Halifax Regional School Board after working 35 years as an Educational Program Assistant devoting her time to special need students.
She is known in the church as Nunny. Her favourite book of the Bible is Hebrews.
2017 to Present - Deacon Wayne Drummond was born in Halifax, NS to the late Edward and Daisy Drummond. He attended schools in Digby and Halifax. During his childhood years, he spent time in Digby, where he attended the Acaciaville Baptist Church where he was baptized at the age of twelve.
He married Janet Hamilton of Beechville and later joined the Beechville Church. They have two sons, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deacon Drummond has served in several positions at the Beechville Church; Chairperson of the Board of Management, Chairperson of the Usher Board, member of the Trustee Board, Men’s Brotherhood and the Brotherhood Choir. Along with Janet, he is the church Custodian.
Deacon Drummond enjoyed a long career in the Federal Government, working in employment and unemployment insurance. He retired after 37 years of service. As a volunteer, Deacon Drummond works with the St. John Ambulance as a Medical First Responder, Treasurer for the Board of the North End Day Care Centre and leads weekly activities for mentally challenged adults.
Deacon Drummond is also an active member of the Black Educators Association Golf Tournament Committee. In April 2017 Deacon Wayne Drummond accepted the position of Deacon of the Beechville Baptist Church and looks forward to undertaking his duties with care, respect and with the support of the Beechville Church family.
Deacon Iona Duncan States was born to the late Vivian Mairea States-Duncan and Gerald Franklyn Duncan of Three Mile Planes, Hants Co., Nova Scotia on January 21st, 1940.
Iona lived there until she was 8 years of age. In 1948 Iona and her sibling Sister, Jenifer 10 years old moved to Beechville, Nova Scotia with their mother. Iona and her sister Gen, moved into the only Black owned 3 story apartment building owned by Mr. & Mrs. Clark/Currie who were her best friend, Martha Blackmore’s Grand Parents.
Iona is a mother, grandmother, God mother, great mother-in-law, an aunt and a true friend. She is a child of God and loves her Heavenly Father. Now retired, Iona has worked for the Cultural Federation of Nova Scotia for 12 years, follow by the Department of Community Services for 22 years.
Deacon Iona Duncan-States is the recipient of many certificates and awards, that are testaments to her commitment continuing education and lifelong learning. As a member of Beechville Baptist Church (for which she has served for 23 years), the Deacon serves as Chair of the Cemetery Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Management, Trustee Committee, Senior Choir and Ladies Auxiliary.
She also serves as Co-chair to Beechville Community Development Association and is a member the Road to Economic Prosperity Elder Council. She is an avid bowler and enjoy many recreational activities.
Deacon Elect Iona feels honoured to be a called at this age and stage to God’s work. It has answered her inner question as to her lifelong purpose.
Deacon Troy Crawford was born February 2nd, 1967 in Halifax, the son of Deacon Patsy Crawford and late Wilfred Crawford. He grew up in the community of Beechville and is 3rd eldest of 7 children. He married Marlene (Fraser) May 8th, 1993. They have 3 children, Cori, Tori (Moosie) and Rachelle.
They have been blessed with thirteen grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 Godchildren and many community grands that just fall into their family unit. Deacon Troy Crawford was baptized, August 27th, 2017, and felt God's blessings as he began my new life in Jesus!
Serving as a Church Usher brings him great joy greeting and assisting our congregation each Sunday, preparing the hearts of people for their whole experience in the House of the Lord.
Deacon Troy Crawford is the Social Committee Chair and knowledge of events is key in planning, shopping, recruiting volunteers, setting up, hosting and clean up for a successful event. Ephesians 2:10 reads; For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. I am blessed to work the Lord and serve his people.
As a Sunday School teacher, he is spiritually moved seeing how children open their hearts to God. It brings him great joy and happiness to serve his people in his vineyard.
After Deacon Troy Crawford graduated in 1985, I took a cooking trade at the Nova Scotia Community College. He started working at Smitty's, then accepted a position at the Holiday Inn. He is currently the Chef of Salty’s Restaurant for 30-years. God has blessed him with the gift of cooking and serving.
Deacon Troy Crawford is a soldier in Christ army. He has changed his life; he changed his soul; and has always been there for him. Deacon Troy Crawford surrender to him and believes in his Lord and savior.
Beechville Baptist Church Officers
Clerk: Sis Narissa Daniels
Finance Chair: Sis Marlene Crawford
Finance Chair Assistant: Bro Milo Ewing
Treasurer: Sis Kathleen Dunn
Treasurer Assistant: Sis Tamar Brown
Cemetery Chair: Deacon Iona Duncan-States
Cemetery Chair Assistant: Deacon Wayne Drummond
Sunday School Chair: Sis Venessa Ewing
Choir Director: Sis Carolann Wright
Choir Director Assistant: Bro Carson Jackson
Usher Committee Chair: Sis Janet Drummond
Trustee Chair: Bro Robert Hill
Trustee Chair Assistant: Sis Carolann Wright
Sick/Visitation Chair: Sis Evelyn Drummond
Sick/Visitation Chair Assistant: Sis Ardith Downey
Social Committee Chair: Deacon Troy Crawford
Social Committee Chair Assistant: Sis Ada Thompson
Sound Chair: Bro David O’Connell
Sound Chair Assistant: Sis Marlene Crawford
Nomination Committee Chair: Deacon Patsy Crawford
Custodian: Bro Tony Crawford
Website/Facebook: Sis Marlene Crawford