Files Chapel Baptist Church Where Everybody Is Somebody.

Pastor Joseph P. HolmesReverend Joseph P. Holmes

Greetings, in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Pastor Joseph P. Holmes is the son of the late Fannie Mae Cade Holmes. He is the Pastor here at the Files Chapel Baptist Church, where our motto here states that "Everybody is Somebody" and Christ is all.

This location, the corner of Dixie Street and Smith Avenue, Lexington, N C where his brother the late Rev. John W. Cade was Pastor and Pastor Holmes Father in the Ministry. Pastor Holmes sings with the Men's Choir and F. D. Betts Inspiration Choir when needed. He is very involved and passionate about the Missionary Ministry.

Pastor Holmes preached his Initial Sermon on February 19, 2017 arc the Files Chapel Baptist Church, and was ordained on July 19, 2018 through the Rowan Baptist Association in Salisbury, NC. He is a graduate of Lexington Senior High School. Pastor Holmes received his Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies on April 9, 2022 at STC Bible College in Thomasville, NC where he is continuing his studies to receive his Masters. As God has anointed his life, and charged him to win souls for Christ, he feels with further study, he will gain the tools needed to know as much as humanly possible about God's word.

Pastor Holmes is married to Katrina Brown Holmes, and to this blended union they have three children, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren, who he loves dearly.

Pastor Holmes favorite scripture reading are Psalms 121 – I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Philippians 4:2 – I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens. These verses of scripture have truly helped Pastor Holmes with some deepest struggles in life. But through it all, God has been good, which is why he says, he lives by 1 Corinthians 10:31 which says, "WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT TO THE GLORY OF GOD" Let us not sit in judgment, but continue to uphold Pastor Holmes in prayer as he does the works of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen!