Our church has some of the best leaders to help guide our souls in the ways of the Savior. With the wonderful leadership of Senior Pastor Ezekiel Pettway, Sr., and the ministers and deacons, Maggie Street has programs that help praise and worship the Lord and encourage us all to live faithful lives everyday.
We are also thankful to have Gloria Jackson who serves so faithfully as our church secretary and assists in many of our ministries.
EzekielPettway, Sr.SENIOR PASTOR
Ezekiel Pettway, Sr., was born in Wilcox County, Alabama, and educated in its school system. Pastor Pettway is a man of many callings. In 1979, he answered the call to “Protect and Serve” his fellow countrymen through his dedicated service in the United States Armed Forces. He served for eleven years; eight years in the Army and three years in the Army National Guard. During his service to his country, he was called to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1984.
In his quest to fulfill his callings, he has traveled worldwide. In 2007, Pastor Pettway, Dr. A. Z. Holloway, Minister Courtney Meadows, and Sis. Freda Groves traveled to Zambia, Africa, where they ministered to thousands of souls. With brief stops at National Business College (Colorado), LyBette Community College and Selma University Theological Studies (Alabama), he received a B.S. Degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry. He is also a member of John 17: Prayer Ministry; an elected Constable in Dallas County, Alabama District II; Vice-Chairman for Dallas County Democratic Executive Committee; Chaplain for Alabama Democratic Conference; and Chaplain for Historic Trail from Montgomery to Selma. Among his other accolades, he has received numerous awards from various organizations.
In August 2002, God saw need for vision, dedication, and unity in His master plan for Maggie Street Missionary Baptist Church. Once again, He called on Ezekiel Pettway, Sr. with a mission to take the Gospel to the whole city of Montgomery. Under his leadership, the 2.4 million dollar Dream Center came into fruition in September 2008.
Pastor Pettway is married to the former Pamela Dawn Johnson. In this marriage, God blessed them with three children: Ezekiel, Jr., Michelli, and SaSha’. He and his wife are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
PamelaPettwayFIRST LADY, MINISTER
Pamela D. Pettway is the former Pamela Jameson of Joplin, Missouri. She spent three years in the U. S. Army and she met Ezekiel while in Germany. They were married in 1982 in Fontana, California.
In 1987, they moved to Selma, Alabama. Pam works as an Insurance and Title Analyst and a loan officer for Riverdale Credit Union.
She was ordained as a minister by Bishop Richard B. Peoples in 2002. She stands alongside of her husband as they proclaim the Word of God at Maggie Street and is the Co-chair of the Women's Ministry along with Sis. Maggie Howard.
Gloria J. Jackson is the daughter of Carrie Jackson-Osborne and the late Robert Jackson. She attended the Montgomery Public School System, Jefferson Davis High and was a 1972 graduate. She later attended Alabama State University and graduated in 1976 with a B.S. Degree in Business Education. She was married to the late William R. Jackson for twenty-one years. She retired from the Georgia Washington JHS after twenty-five years of dedicated service. She confessed Christ and was baptized at an early age at Maggie Street Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. Isaac Leon Forbes, Sr. She has been an active and dedicated member for over forty years. Her involvement includes: J. H Rose Voices of Faith Choir where she serves as President for the past fifteen years. The choir was named after her great-grandfather, the late Rev. J. H. Rose, a former pastor of Maggie Street. She is also a member of Matrons' Ministry, a Deaconess, the Nurses' Guild, Women's Ministry, and Spirit of Love Ministry.
She attends Bible Study and Sunday School regularly. She works faithfully and untiringly as a Pastor and Church Secretary. She has served under three Pastors: the late Dr. Isaac Leon Forbes, Billy Charles Mayes, and present Pastor Ezekiel Pettway, Sr.
Gloria loves God and love the people of God. She meets no strangers. She believe that everyone should be treated equally. Her favorite scripture from the Bible is Psalms 34:1 - "I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in my mouth."