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Henry Greenidge

Pastor
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Henry Greenidge is a leader in creating healing environments, promoting racial reconciliation and developing multi-ethnic ministries in churches and organizations across America. He is a gifted worship leader preacher and event champion who brings people together in joyous fellowship and worship. He and his family are known around the Pacific Northwest and a cross the country for their music ministry.Henry

In May 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctor of Divinity degree from North Park Theological Seminary for his work in pioneering multiethnic work in the Evangelical Covenant Church and for his role as a worship leader at major denominational events.

He attended Nyack Missionary College in upstate New York, where he received a Bachelor of Music and Theology degree and eventually taught music in the New York public schools for two years. He also attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. And throughout his professional career attended numerous workshops and seminars on counseling individuals and families in crisis.

In the 1980’s he pioneered as the first ethnic  Young Life staff area director in the Pacific Northwest, serving full-time in Seattle, WA.

In 1988, Henry planted Irvington Covenant Church in Portland Oregon, the first intentionally multiethnic congregation in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination. Under his leadership, the ministry grew into four separate organizations:

Irvington Village (in partnership with Covenant Retirement Communities): a 104 unit assisted living facility that provides affordable living and care to seniors. He also served as the chaplain and helped coordinate volunteer activities for the members at Irvington Covenant church.
• Irvington Covenant Community Development Corporation: which built low cost housing and trained ex-offenders in the construction trades, helping them qualify for family wage employment.
Renaissance Academy: an after school music program for elementary kids.
Irvington Covenant Church: the worshipping church family.

In September 2008, after 20 years as the founding pastor of Irvington Covenant, he retired from full-time pastoral ministry.

Currently, he serves as lead Pastor at Safety Harbor  community church in Safety Harbor Florida and as executive  pastor and coach at Common Ground Covenant church in Jackson MS.

His focus is on mentoring and leadership development.

He helps leaders develop healthy practices for their personal lives as a foundation for sustainable productive rewarding work.

He is skilled at creating favorable relational  environments utilizing his music and worship skills to engage people, whether those be large gatherings with thousands, or small groups of individuals from various ethnic and social backgrounds.

He and his wife Kathy have developed extensive relationships with other pastors ,leaders, and their families both in the US and abroad.
In January 2002, he received the Drum Major for Justice Award.  This was presented by the Skanner Newsgroup in Portland Oregon at their 16th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, “for your contribution to economic and social justice in the community.”

In May 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctor of Divinity degree at North Park University.

Since retiring from Irvington Covenant church he has served in interim positions in Bellevue Washington, Sacramento California and Minneapolis Minnesota, Orange California

He’s an engaging communicator with an ability to bring diverse peoples together for the common good.
Pastor Henry and his wife, Kathleen, are the proud parents of five grown children.

Pastor Henry’s Objective:
“To provide compassionate and Spirit-led Pastoral authority within a church and community setting.”

Shirley Bragdon

Ministry Facilitator & Director of Youth Ministry
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Shirley

Shirley is a life-long resident of Safety Harbor/Clearwater – married to Peter for 50 years – Blessed with two married daughters, seven grandchildren and one great grandson.

Raised in the Presbyterian Church, Shirley & Peter began Lay Ministry training in the late 70’s.  They served as Director’s of Ministry with the Fellowship Foundation, Inc., a Healing Ministry based in Shreveport, La., from 1982-87 and established Cornerstone Ministries, Inc. in 1988.  Through this ministry Shirley was a frequent keynote speaker at retreats, conferences and workshops throughout the US.  One of Cornerstone’s favorite ministries was doing “Faith Lifts” – taking a team to a church for a day of  Praise & Worship, teaching and prayer.  One such event was taking a team to Cap Haitian, Haiti for a weekend retreat for Missionaries.

In 2003, Shirley became Ministry Facilitator of the First Presbyterian Church in Safety Harbor.  In 2010, the church left the Presbyterian denomination and joined the Evangelical Covenant Church where she continues to serve as Ministry Facilitator and a resting Elder.  Her passion is to share God’s Word and the love of Jesus with people of all ages.

Brad & Sheryl Foster

Worship Leaders
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BradandSheryl

Brad and Sheryl both came from musical backgrounds- Sheryl raised in Florida, began singing in the church children’s choir, Countryside High School’s Chorus, and was scouted by Greensboro College to be in their Choral Music program. After college, she joined the Lakeside Presbyterian Praise Team. Brad was raised in Michigan and after a year in college came to Florida to join a band. He started a pool business and played in a rock band, as well as helped with the Youth Band at the United Methodist Church in Safety Harbor.

He and Sheryl became a team eight years ago, and moved to the Safety Harbor Presbyterian Praise Team. Brad’s business, Premium Pools, keeps him busy, but not too busy to play in Third Stone, a local classic rock band, as well as lead Worship for our congregation each Sunday morning. Brad and Sheryl are the parents of five children and one grandson.