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Rev. T.  Shedrick Byrd, PastorPastor T. Shedrick Byrd


In July of 2001, Reverend Tyrone Shedrick Byrd answered the calling to become senior pastor of Lumberton's oldest African American church, the historic Sandy Grove Baptist Church.  Since his calling, Sandy Grove has experienced tremendous growth in body and spirit. Under the leadership of Rev. Byrd, many ministries developed in Sandy Grove have moved to the forefront of community involvement. Some of the ministries that have blossomed under his leadership are the New Members Ministry, the Ballard/Stephens Praise Team, the Pinnacle of Praise (POP) Youth Dance Ministry, the Women of Devotion Choir, and the HEM (Health Enlightenment Ministry) of Hope.

Rev. Byrd was licensed and ordained to the gospel ministry by Savannah Grove Baptist Church of Effingham, South Carolina.  For a short period prior to the call to Sandy Grove, he served as Interim Pastor of Flat Rock Baptist Church, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

Rev. Byrd, a native of Timmonsville, South Carolina, is the son of Maxzell Sr. and the late Alease Byrd.  He is married to the former Lachricia Edwards of Greelyville, South Carolina.  They are the proud parents of a daughter, Jordan Madison Byrd.

Rev. Byrd is a graduate of West Florence High School and Francis Marion University of Florence, South Carolina.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and did further studies at Shaw University Divinity School.  He is a member of various local and national organizations: NAACP, Crown Lodge 383, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  He is a former Vice Moderator of the Lumber River Baptist Association.  He is currently a board member on the Robeson County Department of Social Services Board.



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