Rev. Preston L. & Mrs. Leytricia Harris

Rev. Preston L. &
Mrs. Leytricia Harris.


Greetings in the Name of the Lord

My sincere prayer is that all of you have made a renewed resolution that God will be the head of your life and your household.


The Lord has blessed us all beyond measure during this past year in spite of situations and circumstances that seemed unfavorable or uncomfortable to us at that particular time.


God always knows what is best for us even though we sometimes think that we know better. God's will for our lives is that we should prosper as our souls prosper. In order for our souls to prosper, we must continue to strive for a closer relationship with the God of our salvation, our Creator, and our Redeemer.


If you have not already done so, make it your top priority to establish or re-establish a right relationship with the Lord. You can do this by living according to His Holy Word, the Bible. Make a commitment to attend more church services: including Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, and Sunday School, and make a commitment to pay your tithes and offerings to the Lord.


Your commitment to studying "to shew thyself approved unto God.." will help you to realize that tithing is not an arbitrary act but its the will of God. The extent of our commitment to the Lord will determine the magnitude of our blessings.


What God has for me, is for me and what God has for you is for you.



May God Bless you all,

J.T. Kerr MB Church Ministers

Rev. Preston L. Harris+

Rev. Zebedee Jackson 

Rev. Michael Bell 

J.T. Kerr MB Church Officers


Preston L. Harris

Chairman Trustee Ministry

Bro. Thomas Graham




Isaiah Johnson

Church Clerk

Sis. Louis W. Newton

Church Treasurer

Sis. Phillis Sheppard

J.T. Kerr MBC Deacons Ministry


Isaiah Johnson, Chairman


Donald Henderson



Earl Turner


Fred White, Emeritus


Simon Noble


Caple Felder

J.T. Kerr MBC Deaconess Ministry

Deaconess Ministry

Annette Johnson, Chr.

Deaconess Ministry

Thelma Henderson-Lopez

Deaconess Ministry

Eunice Turnere Turner

Deaconess Ministry

Zelda Jackson

Deaconess Ministry

 Katherine Suggs

J.T. Kerr Trustees Ministry


Bro. Thomas Graham,

1st Vice Chr

Sis. Alice Betts,

2nd Vice-Chr

Bro. Wayne Munn

Financial Sec

Bro. Todd Goldstein,


Sis. Phillis Sheppard

J.T. Kerr MBC Representation in TROGMBA Organizations

Rev. Preston L. Harris– Moderator 

 Deac, Zelda Jackson President  TROG WH&FM 

Deac. Isaiah Johnson    Chairman TROG Trustees 

Rev. Michael Bell     Chaplain TROG Usher 

Deac. Annette Johnson 

Vice-Pres TROG Ushers 

Deac. Simon Noble

Treasurer-TROG Usher

Deac. Eunice Turner

Head Usher-TROG Ushers 

Reverend Preston L. Harris, Moderator, MAEd, ThM 



The Trent River Oakey Grove Association is an organization of Missionary Baptist Churched founded in 1871 under the leadership of the Reverends Stephen Scott (the first Moderator), Senas Hill, Cornelius Scott, John Everett,  Andrew Jones and S. Jones.


The organization was based on the principles of Christian fellowship,  God’s Great Commission and Christian education. It is currently comprised of twenty-three(23) churches located in Jones, Craven and Onslow Counties.


The TROGMBA is one of sixty-two(62) associations that make up the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Incorporated headquartered in Raleigh, NC. The churches of our association provides financial support for the objectives of the GBSC: Shaw University, Central Children’s Home, J.J. Johnson Baptist Assembly, Lott Carey Foreign Mission and State Missions The  GBSC provides support to the National  Baptist Convention, USA, Inc headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Currently the TROGMBA is under the leadership of the Reverend Preston l. Harris, Moderator and Reverend Dr. Larry D. Walston, Sr., Vice-Moderator  . Our Association is supported by its member churches, The Women’s Home and Foreign Mission Auxiliary, the Church School Convention, the Ushers Convention, Union #1 & Union #2, the Minister’s Wives and Widows Auxiliary , along with the Deacon’s Union and the Deaconess Group.


Our association provides financial support to our  our member studentsattending postsecondary institutions and we provide financial support to our sick members. All of our  TROGMBA Annual Meetings and special events are held at our Headquarters Building in the Historic Georgetown Community of Jacksonville. 

The TROGMBA operates under the theme, Praising God, Promoting Fellowship and Providing Education. We continue to uphold the Biblical standards that  established by our spiritual forefathers who persevered in the aftermath of Slavery to establish this great Association. Our goal is to work faithfully and diligently to build upon the foundation that they built while shedding their blood, sweat and tears upon this hallowed ground. 

Reverend Preston L. Harris, Moderator, MAEd, ThM 


J.T. Kerr Memorial Baptist Church

150 L.P. Willingham Pkwy

Jacksonville NC 28540 US



Sunday School

9:45 AM

Sunday   Worship Service

 11:00 AM


Prayer Meeting

6:30 PM

Bible Study

7:00 PM Wed        




Senior Choir 

rehearsal 6:00 p.m.

2nd Tuesday

Gospel Choir  rehearsal 7:00  

1st Tuesday

Male Choir  rehearsal 7:00

3rd Tuesday

Youth Choir rehearsal  7:00 Wednesdays during   Bible Study



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