Reverend maurice ferrell

"Great Pastor" "Spritual Leader"

"Led by God's Word"

"You were speaking just to me today"

"You understand"

"Thank You for being there for me"



Maurice is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to Sutherlin, VA at age seven and graduated from Halifax County School System. After graduating from Halifax County High School, Maurice enlisted in the United States Army and served for six years. After being Honorably Discharged, Maurice returned to Virginia and started working for the Danville Public School system (DPS) as their Information Technology Director. From there, Maurice became the first Chief Information Officer for the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research (IALR). After six years at the IALR, Maurice accepted a position as the Assistant Director for the Center for Public Technology with the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is still serving.

During Maurice's time in Danville, VA, he served as a board member with the Danville/ Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, The Danville Boys and Girls Club, and the Danville/ Pittsylvania County Goodwill Industry. He also served as Vice-President of the Southern Piedmont Technology Conference.

Maurice preached his initial sermon on August 25, 2012 at his home church, White Oak Grove Baptist Church. He server in many capacities there under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Melvin Fuller.  Maurice most recently served as the Seventh Pastor of the Bethel Grove Baptist Church in Clover, VA, before being elected as the Pastor of the Vance Street Missionary Baptist Church.  

Maurice is currently a PhD Candidate as North Carolina A&T State University in the Philosophy in Leadership. He holds a Master's in Business Administration degree from Liberty University, a Bachelor's in Business degree from Averett University and an Associate's Degree in Information Technology from Danville Community College.

Maurice is married to the former Vilma Gonzalez Alvarado. They both reside in Yanceyville, NC with their three children, Aliyah, Sean and Emily.