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Gainesville, Florida

Progressive Church of Our
Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.

822 N. W. 5th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Church: (352) 380-0039

Interim Pastor Bishop Paul Johnson



Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship

11:00 am 

Pastoral Teaching

7:30 pm


In Loving Memory of
Pastor Sherman Dykes of Gainesville, FL
(1940 - 2006)

Pastor and Sister Sherman (Doris) Dykes

Elder Sherman Dykes passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2006. Elder Dykes was pastor of the Progressive Church in Gainesville, FL. Funeral services for Elder Dykes were held on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the headquarters church in Columbia, SC.

Sister Doris Dykes and the Dykes Family extend their sincere appreciation to the saints for the love shown to them during Elder Dykes' illness and his passing. They especially thank each of you for your presence during the funeral services. Please continue to pray for Sister Dykes and the Dykes Family and for the Progressive Church Family of Gainesville, FL.

Special Memories of Elder Dykes

Elder Dykes marches with the Columbia Senior Choir during the Dedication Service for the Headquarters Church on April 8, 1962

Elder Dykes (bottom left) plays the tambourine during
 a 5th Sunday Service during the 1960's
at the Progressive Church in Columbia, SC

The Travelairs Quartet - Early 1960s
(L - R)
Joshua Dykes, Thomas Douglas,
 Sherman Dykes, Willie Richardson

Late 1970's (L-R)
Elder Dykes (second from left) with
Bishop Edward Smith and other ministers

Elder Dykes (third from left) marches in the processional of pastors during the 62nd Annual Holy Convocation - July 2006
Elder Dykes serves as worship leader for a service during the 62nd Annual Holy Convocation - July 2006

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