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Wearing the Veil in Public Worship

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A Brief Biography of W.E. Best
Wilbern Elias Best was born on June 18, 1919 and went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2007. Brother Best was married to Ada Juanita Best for 64 years and had a son named Richard. Ada Juanita Best was born on February 4, 1919 and stepped out of time into eternity on December 14, 2002.

Brother Best served our Lord in the Gospel ministry for over 60 years and pastored churches in Missouri and in Texas. His testimony was that his conversion experience was almost simultaneous with his call by God to the ministry.

As a young pastor Brother Best had an older preacher in the ministry tell him “the more you stay in the Book (The Bible) and remain faithful to the Lord, the fewer people you will have to preach to”. Later in his ministry Brother Best often reminded the church of what he had been told and how he had lived to see it come to pass.

Early in his ministry Brother Best pastored Baptist churches that were associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. However, on March 8, 1961 he preached a message entitled “Unholy Alliances of Southern Baptists” to the membership of the Belfort Park Baptist Church of Houston, Texas where he was pastor. That same day resolutions were passed by the church to separate from the Union Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Southern Baptist Convention.

The widespread teaching of the peccability of Christ (Christ could have sinned) was espoused by many professors and pastors in the SBC seminaries, schools and churches at that time. It was the blasphemous teaching of peccability along with many “unholy alliances” of the Southern Baptists which prompted Brother Best to lead the church out of the Convention.

Although many folk came and departed down through the years, the core membership remained much the same when the church underwent several name changes as it relocated to different areas of Houston. From Belfort Park Baptist Church the assembly moved and became Griggs Road Baptist Church.

From Griggs Road the church relocated and changed the name to Park Place Grace Church and was an independent and non-denominational church no longer carrying the Baptist name.

When the church moved to the South Belt area of Houston it was renamed South Belt Grace Church. It was while the assembly was at South Belt that Brother Best preached on the subject of "No Proper Name Given To Christ's Assembly” (which was later published in a pamphlet) that the church changed it’s name to South Belt Assembly of Christ.

The assembly while at South Belt expanded a missionary work of freely distributing all 25 books authored by Brother Best throughout the United States and to over 100 foreign countries. The books were never sold and the Lord provided the means by which even the postage was paid for by the church.

In 1997 the South Belt Assembly of Christ relocated in Kingwood, Texas and was renamed the Kingwood Assembly of Christ. The church continued the book missionary work and posted the books and sermon outlines by Brother Best on the internet. Brother Best continued as Pastor of Kingwood Assembly of Christ until his home-going on June 15, 2007.

 


 
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