About our Pastor:

Rev. Dr. William Sawyer is the senior pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Hertford, North Carolina where he has been pastoring for 24 years. His birthplace is located in Camden, North Carolina. As one of the 14 children of the late Johnnie and Lillie Sawyer, Pastor Sawyer had an early call on his life as a youth to be a disiciple for Christ.

He is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University. After completeing his Master's Degree in Divinity from Virginia Union University Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Pastor Sawyer entered as a full time student in East Carolina Theological Institute located in Ronoake Rapids, North Carolina. Upon graduation, he received his earned doctorate degree. As Pastor Sawyer walked in the scripture, II Timothy 2:15, "Study to show thyself approved unto God.", he also walks in the scripture of the Great Commission; Matthew 28:19-20. "Go ye therefore and teach all nations: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever i have commanded you."

When he is not in the pulpit delivering the Word of God, you can find Pastor Sawyer living in the Word of God as a servant. He serves as moderator of the Roanoke Missionary Baptist Association which is composed of 73 churches in the northeastern region of North Carolina. He is president of Camden County's Board of Elections and he is a life-time member of the NAACP where he serves as vice-president of Camden County's NAACP. He is a member of Camden County's Board of Education Strategic Planning Committee, and a member of North Carolina's Selective Service Committee. He is also an offical NCAA basketball referee for NC Public Schools. During the school year not only will you find him referring basketball games, but you can find him at Camden Middle School at 7:30am on Wednesday mornings having prayer with the students for midweek prayer and spiritual reflections.

With the same zeal, committment, and devotion, Pastor Sawyer is a husband and father. He is married to the former Martha Bracey, and they have three lovely daughters: Georgia, Martha Jo, and Willette.

God prepared the messanger, Rev. Dr. William March Sawyer, for this moment in time.



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