Our 2015 Theme is "Rebirth, Re-brand, and Rebuild"
1 Kings 5:5
"Visitors attending the Monument can expect radical hospitality from the love imparted by all members, a spirituality through praise and worship which takes you to the throne, dynamic/ inspirational preaching of God's Word that leads to its practical application, and smiling faces from people full of JOY!"
Love and a genuine desire to help people are the driving forces behind the dedicated work of Reverend Derrick D. Joyce. Raised in a family of religious leaders, he accepted the Lord’s call to preach His Word. Reverend Joyce preached his first sermon on July 31, 1994 at Shiloh M.B. in Daytona Beach, Florida. He personifies what the Bible celebrates: the power of born-again believers to take action and transform our world.
As a young man, Rev. Joyce demonstrated his courage and wisdom by making significant strides toward closing the achievement gap among racial and ethnic groups. One of his greatest accomplishments is the opening of Tennessee’s first public charter school, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences. The school offers urban students access to quality education and career readiness.
Rev. Joyce’s commitment to helping people goes far beyond education and his church ministry. While president of 100 Black Men of Memphis, Inc., (1999-2003), a nonprofit focused on unity, growth and purpose, Rev. Joyce established several mentoring programs for youth.
WHO IS THE MONUMENT
Monument of Love Baptist Church is the church that loves to love with a mind for ministry and missions. Founded in 1984, “The Monument” is a congregation of 100 members located in the Bethel Grove community of Memphis, Tn. We have established collaborative and meaningful partnerships within the city of Memphis created for high impact ministry to the physical and spiritual needs of the community.
THE MONUMENT BENEFITS
The Monument fosters high quality family and community experiences whereby all of God’s children have the opportunity to reach their full potential through a deepening faith in Jesus and a loving-supportive environment through the implementation of the following program of work: