John Willie Cade, Pastor
Reverend John Willie Cade
was born October 2, 1956 to the late Fannie Mae Holmes and
the late Willie Hearst. Educated here in the Lexington School
System.. He is one that gave his life to God at an early age.
Pastor Cade joined Files Chapel as a child and began his Christian
journey singing with the Youth Chorus of Files Chapel known
as the Young Adult Chorus. Singing is where he formed his
spiritual foundation, which prepared him for greater things
|Pastor Cade, his daughter Tamara, and granddaughter
Many are called but few are
chosen. Pastor Cade feels confident that he was chosen by
God to do work for him. He received his calling in the mid-seventies,
but it wasn't until 1980 that he began to carry the good news.
He was licensed here at Files Chapel and ordained through
and by the Rowan Baptist Association in 1982.
Pastor Cade Pastored New Faith
Baptist Church from 1986 to 1993 and then returned back to
Files Chapel in obedience to God to support and help his Father
in ministry to carry out the work of God. After the death
of our Pastor Dr. F. D. Betts, Pastor Cade, humbly stood and
followed the orders of God to march on and keep hope alive.
Here today as the fourth pastor of Files Chapel Baptist Church,
Pastor Cade has served us faithful for the past eight years.
He has a daughter, Tamara Cade and a granddaughter Markisha
Cade, whom he always keeps close to heart.
When you ask the question
where he got his spiritual education, he is happy to say that
God blessed him to study under one of the greatest Theologians
that ever lived, Dr. F. D. Betts. He taught me and prayed
that I always have the fear of God in studying the word of
God and trusting in the power of God and we shall prevail
in the spirit of holiness.