Pastor Henderson & Family
O U R   P A S T O R
William A. Henderson, Sr is a native of Galveston, TX and the youngest of 3 born to the proud parents of Littleton J. Henderson III & the late Lois A. Henderson. Pastor Henderson holds an Associate of Arts degree in Pre-Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He is also a Certified Systems Engineer through EDS.

Reverend Henderson accepted God’s call to preach His gospel and was licensed to preach at New Faith Baptist Church in Houston, TX under the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. T. R. Williams, Sr., on January 17, 1988. He served under Pastor Williams and was later ordained on June 10, 1990. He has attended Ashland Theological Seminary, the Duke Divinity School, and has received his Certification in Expository Preaching through the E. K. Bailey International Expository Preaching Conference in Dallas, TX.

Reverend Henderson has served as pastor of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Mount Gilead, NC; and as Vice-Moderator for the Little Pee Dee Association. He was also twice guest speaker for the NAACP of Montgomery County. Currently Reverend Henderson serves as the senior pastor of the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Durham, NC; where he has tenured since March 2001. He is also Vice-Moderator of District II of the New Hope Association, and a former President of the New Hope Union. 

Reverend Henderson is married to the lovely Shanequia L. Henderson of Hearne, TX and they have been together 27 years. First Lady Henderson is a 6th grade Social Studies teacher and together they have two children: William II (age 21), and Maranda (age 15). Their son is a gifted musician attending Elon University and their daughter loves to dance and play sports. 
FORMER POSITIONS
  • Associate Minister - New Faith Church, Houston, TX
  • Associate Minister - Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Pontiac, MI
  • Associate Minister - Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Assistant Pastor - Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Pontiac, MI
  • Senior Pastor - Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Gilead, NC
  • Vice-Moderator Little Pee Dee Association
  • Agape' School of Durham - Served as adviser to the board to help get setup
  • New Horizons School - Assisted in increasing enrollment and fund raising
  • President - New Hope Union, Durham, NC for 2012 - 2015


PRESENT POSITIONS
  • Senior Pastor - Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Durham, NC
  • Vice Moderator District 2 - New Hope Association, Durham, NC


ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity
  • E. K. Bailey International Expository Preaching Certification