The Rev. Victor Brewton Sr., an Evans County native, serves as pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, as well as Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Groveland.
A graduate of Claxton High School, Brewton majored in music at Brewton-Parker College.
“While attending Brewton-Parker College, I also had the opportunity to study the Old and New testaments,” he said.
Brewton served four years in the Armed Forces. After the military, Brewton returned to his hometown of Claxton and began rendering his service to various churches as the minister of music. In 1995, he was called to preach and is serving as a faithful servant of God.
Brewton is a talented organ and piano player, although he feels his musical abilities have lessened since being in the ministry.
In August 2006, Brewton and his family joined Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late. Rev. Dr. L. Perry McNeal. Brewton was licensed in November 2006 and was subsequently named associate pastor.
In May 2009, Brewton was called to be the shepherd of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Under his leadership, the church has grown spiritually and physically.
In October 2012, Brewton reached another milestone when he was installed as pastor of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist. His motto for both churches is, “Serving the Lord in excellence, for an excellent God deserves an excellent praise.”
“Because of Macedonia’s illustrious history, I challenge them to do everything in a spirit of excellence. Everything we do should be pleasing to God,” Brewton said. “At Jerusalem, our vision is: Everything we do, we do to the glory of God — providing for our church and community a Christ-centered setting where one can be reconciled, restored, revived and redeemed by God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
This year, Macedonia celebrated 130 years, and Jerusalem celebrated 150 years.
Brewton advises pastors and ministers to make sure they keep God first in everything.
“We must lead by example,” he said. “Preachers — especially young preachers — need to make sure they are humble and have a listening ear for the needs of the congregation. Know that God holds you responsible for the spiritual growth of your congregation.
“The word of God is where the power is, not clever marketing or cooler-looking Christians,” he continued.
Brewton has been married to Missionary Donna Jackson Brewton for 30 years. They are the proud parents of six children, Jeremy, Sean, Jasmine, Victor Jr., Matthew and Jordan. In his spare time, Brewton loves to fish and hunt.
The Jerusalem MBC and Macedonia MBC families invite you to join them for services. Jerusalem has services on the first, third and fourth Sundays of the month at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and Sunday school. Second Sunday service begins with Sunday school at
8:45 a.m., followed by service at 10 a.m. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Macedonia has services on the first, third and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Second Sunday service is at 7:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Macedonia also has prayer meeting, followed by Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. A fifth Sunday unity fellowship between Jerusalem, Macedonia and Historic Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is every fifth Sunday of the month, with Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Jerusalem is off Highway 280 West, at 244 Jerusalem Church Road, Groveland (right outside Pembroke). Macedonia is at 1061 Macedonia Road NE in Ludowici.