Rev. Cedric B. Holmes SR is the pastor of White Oak Baptist Church, located in Lindenwold, New Jersey, where he has been preaching and teaching to the people of God for 16 years. He is a faithful, available servant used by the Lord and has studied to prove himself diligent, rightly dividing the word of truth. He loves the Lord and serves him with all of his heart.
Rev. Holmes started his spiritual walk in 1984 learning to serve and walk as a Deacon. In 1986 he was ordained as a Deacon at Friendship Baptist Church in Brotmanville and four years later in December of 1990 he was licensed to preach the Gospel of Christ Jesus. During this time he served and worked in the Ebenezer Missionary Union of South Jersey, served as Spiritual Leader at the Mission Teen Center in Norma, and Director of the Evangelistic Outreach Ministries at St. James Baptist Church, Norma, N.J. On April 23, 1996 Rev. Cedric B. Holmes SR was ordained by the Permit Council of the Bethany Association of South Jersey under the tutelage of his pastor, the late Rev. David Bell. God continued to open up pathways for Rev. Holmes to excel and in February 1997 White Oak Baptist Church called him to pastor.
Pastor Cedric B. Holmes SR attended and graduated Manna Bible Institute, Pa campus (1999); Graduate of Christian Stronghold Institute, Pennsylvania “Pastoring with a Purpose”(2003) and has a Bachelors of Art Degree from Covington Theological Seminary, Georgia (2005).
Rev. Holmes continues to learn and study by attending conferences, classes and workshops. He currently serves as First Vice President for the New Light Union for Camden/Burlington County and Vicinities.
He preaches the truth, he teaches the truth and he lives by example. He loves pastoring and he is so grateful that God has blessed him to teach and preach to God’s people.
He is married to Sandra A. Holmes and together they have five children.
His favorite scripture is Romans 12: 1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” vs2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Pastor C.B. Holmes