Elder Sylvia Bailey Lowery was reared and educated in Lincoln County, NC where she and her family reside. She is married to Bishop Franklin E. Lowery, who is the Senior Pastor of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church and the mother of two adult sons, Tory (Nerissa) and
Justin and one grandson, Jeremiah.


She attended Hamilton Business College in Charlotte, NC and graduated with a degree in Secretarial Science. She is currently employed with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services as Administrative Coordinator and Clerical Supervisor.


Elder Lowery preached her initial sermon in 2004 after yielding to the call on her life, she was ordained by the Gaston County Missionary Baptist Association in 2007.

Elder Lowery has been called upon to speak at various Women’s Conferences and Women’s Ministry services. In 2005, she had the awesome and life changing opportunity to travel to Kimberly South Africa where she had the honor of preaching at a tent crusade and became the first woman to preach the gospel there.


First Lady Sylvia works closely with her husband in Team Ministry at Gold Hill Baptist Church. She is the Leader of the Worship Ministry. She also teaches Adult Sunday
School and is the Women’s Ministry Leader.  Elder Lowery loves to sing praises to the Lord. She served in the Gaston County Missionary Baptist Association’s Minister’s Wives Fellowship for four years.
She truly believes that she was created to use her God given gifts to glorify the Lord as a servant leader for such a time as this.

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Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church

7447 Old Plank Road

Stanley, NC 28164


Phone: 704 827-7966

Fax: 704 822-0971

Email:  goldhillbaptist@gmail.com


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