Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church is a Bible Teaching Church. You must study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15). The Under Shepherd strives to enhance the congregations knowledge though Bible Study and Sunday School. “We come to church on Sunday to worship, however it is Bible Study and Sunday School that promotes learning and allows teaching and understanding to go forth.” Redeemer stands on the belief that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and Believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9) That once saved always saved. We are committed to serving one another within our four walls but we understand the true service is outside the walls.
Rev. Kevin Norvell – Lead Pastor
Born July 26, 1969, Kevin Norvell is the second son of Rose and Donald Langston. He proudly received his high school diploma from David W. Carter High School in 1987. Believing that education is one of the fundamental components of becoming a person of means and substance, he continued his education at Cedar Valley College, receiving an Associate’s Degree. He later received a Bachelor Degree in Basic Bible from Southern Bible Institute, a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Counseling from Christian Bible College and Seminary, a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management from Paul Quinn College, a Master Degree in Training and Development and was awarded a Doctorate Degree in Education Administration from Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2013.
Pastor Norvell has served as an Instructor at his alma mater Southern Bible Institute, (Dallas) Go Ye Institute (Wolf City), and Cedar Valley College (Lancaster).
Rev. Norvell is married to Paula Irene Norvell. They have been married since 1998 and are the parents of 5 wonderful children, 3 girls and 2 boys. The Lord has increased their number of offspring to 7 grandchildren, 4 boys and 3 girl. They presently reside in Desoto, TX. where they have established a home on the foundation of God’s Holy Word. Rev. Norvell leads his family based on biblical principals and is encouraged and supported by his devoted wife.
Rev. Norvell received his biblical foundation from the Alta Mesa Park Missionary Baptist Church where he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. During his adulthood he joined St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Marlyn Mitchell. It was there that he received his calling from God to preach His word. Rev. Norvell was sent by God to be the under shepherd of Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church in October 2003, New Born Missionary Baptist Church in August 2014, and now serve as the founding pastor of the Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church-Lancaster.
Pastor Norvell seeks to serve in a manner that is pleasing to The Lord Jesus. It is with strong desire that Rev. Norvell feed the flock, the word of God through preaching and teaching. The church can be described as community serving, congregationally supported and Christ saved.
Sister Paula Norvell
Sis. Paula Norvell loves the Lord and the mission He has set forth for her life. Her life as a minister’s wife begin nearly 20 years ago when she married her husband, Dr. Kevin A. Norvell, Sr. Not only does Sis. Norvell have a loving husband, she also has 5 wonderful children, and 5 beloved grandchildren. As the Lord blessed her husband, she too was blessed. In 2004, God called her husband to be under-shepherd of His flock and from that point forth, Sis. Norvell has taken on the servant’s role of First Lady. Sis. Norvell is thankful for God’s Word, His provision of salvation, and His guidance. She believes that God doesn’t make mistakes; therefore, all things work together for good to them that love God; to them who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). She lives by the premise that as Christians, we are servants and should exemplify a servant’s spirit in all we do. Therefore; she continues to work tirelessly in the church. She is a devoted member of the R.M.B.C Sanctuary Choir, Ladies Auxiliary President, and Sunday School teacher. She has previously served as Youth Director and New Member Orientation teacher at a former church under her husband’s
leadership. Sis. Norvell grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. She is the proud daughter of Sister Rosie M.R. Webb and the late Deacon John David Webb, Sr. under her parent’s guidance, she grew up in the church and accepted Jesus as her Lord
and Savior at an early age. Sis. Norvell received her first degree in Social Work from Grambling State University. She has also received a master’s degree in Social Work from Texas A & M University-Commerce and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University. Her goal in life is to continue to be a dutiful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, and child of
God. She cherishes the calling God has placed on her life and is a firm believer in, “Only what You do for CHRIST will last”.
Rev. Larry Browning
I was born February 20, 1975. I began my ministry in 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Norvell in whom I continue to lend my support to. One of my favorite scriptures is Ephesians 4:3, “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” It is my belief that applying this scripture to our lives today we can bring more people to Christ.
I am a father of 3 (2 girls and 1 boy). It is important that I teach them to not only be better than be or those before them but to strive to be better than they were the day before on the Christian journey. I love to hear my son say this is the day that the Lord has made.
I am a willing vessel here to be about my Father’s business. I am a Barber by trade, but for Christ I live and for Christ I die.
I serve as Associate Minister at Redeemer MBC – Lancaster.