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Print Edition 2013-03-01 – QNotes

Amid tears, Myers Park Baptist pastor says farewell

Progressive, LGBT-inclusive Steve Shoemaker resigns

With tears and applause, hugs and handshakes, Myers Park Baptist Church said goodbye on Sunday, Feb. 24 to a longtime senior minister who announced in mid-February that he needed to walk away from the stresses of pastoring a 2,200-member congregation.

HRC Gala attracts 1,100

Patinkin and Newell captivate audience

On Feb. 23, over 1,100 LGBT and ally community members, dressed in their finest attire, showed their support by attending the 18th annual Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Take cues from Shoemaker’s inspirational leadership

Editor's Note

On Feb. 24, the Rev. Steve Shoemaker, who has spent nearly 14 years as pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church, announced his resignation. Shoemaker’s presence at Myers Park Baptist and in the larger progressive Christian community in Charlotte will be missed.