It appears Pastor Reginald Wayne Sharpe, Jr.’s rumored departure from House of Hope Macon is being officially publicly announced to the church by way of an “appreciation celebration.” According to the church and Pastor Sharpe’s own social media pages, the event, called “An Evening of Hope,” will be held in honor of Sharpe and his wife, Brianna Sullivan Sharpe, on Friday, June 1st, at 7 PM. No doubt, the event will provide an opportunity for church members to say goodbye to Pastor and First Lady Sharpe and wish them well as “they prepare to enter into a new season of life and ministry.” See below:
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Family, join us Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7 PM for "An Evening of Hope": An Appreciation Celebration to honor all the wonderful years that God allowed Bri and I to serve The House of Hope Macon community. As our church family and my family embark upon this new season we ask for your prayers and positive energy! @briannasullivansharpe @hohmacon @edeweysmith @hohatl #Godhasdonegreatthings #thebestisyettocome
House of Hope Macon is a campus church of House of Hope Atlanta (formerly named Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church), pastored by E. Dewey Smith. Pastor Sharpe is a longtime member of HOH Atlanta and has been referred to as Pastor Smith’s “son” in the ministry.
Sharpe is a 2013 graduate of Morehouse College, and a 2016 graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School (with a Master of Theology degree). Sharpe also graduated earlier this month with a second Master of Theology degree, this time from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.
So far, no clear reason has been given for Pastor and Lady Sharpe’s decision to step down from House of Hope Macon. However, we trust that God will continue to lead, guide, and direct them on next steps to take in life and ministry.
According to a report from Obnoxious Television, Pastor E. Dewey Smith may already have a successor to Sharpe — Pastor James Earl Cray of Empact Church in Hazelton, GA.