Macedonia Baptist Church

Pastor Hermon Alston Jr.

Rev. Herman Alston, Jr., is a chosen servant appointed and anointed to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Lord directed him to the Macedonia Baptist Church, 237 East North Street, Buffalo, New York, in June, 1992. Rev. Herman Alston, Jr., heeded the call to “come on over to Macedonia to help us,” as the Apostle Paul did and found a waiting congregation ready to receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Alston


A retired educator of thirty-five years from the Rochester City School System,
having taught math and science, Rev. Alston brought to Macedonia his God given gift of
teaching which profoundly impacts his preaching. Rev. Alston accepted his call into the
ministry in 1980 and was licensed to preach in 1983. He was ordained and installed as the first Pastor to the Christian Friendship Baptist Church in Henrietta, NY in 1985 by his Pastor, the Rev. Dr. James L. Cherry, Sr., Pastor of the Aenon Baptist Church in Rochester, NY. He faithfully served this congregation until July 12, 1992 when he was installed as the Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church. Rev. Alston’s educational endeavors include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, a Pastoral Counseling Degree from Houghton College Buffalo, Health and Wellness for the Aged, University of Rochester, and a Certificate from the Billy Graham School of Evangelism in Atlanta, GA, to name a few. The pastoral ministry of Rev. Alston comprises convention and civic involvement having served in the Great Lakes Baptist Layman’s Ministry for Area III (Western New York) and Vice President to the Congress of Christian Education for the Great Lakes Baptist Association; his current service is President to the Congress of Christian Education for the Great Lakes Baptist Association, Area I & II Vice President to the Empire Missionary Baptist Convention (consisting of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lackawanna, Dunkirk, and Rochester, New York), instructor for the Empire Congress of Christian Education, former lecturer for the Rochester Center Theological Bible Institute, Rochester, New York, as well as his commitment to the Fruitbelt Community Coalition and the St. John Baptist Church Development Corporation. Additionally, he is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. On August 7, 2010, it was with great joy that Macedonia welcomed Cheryl Renee Alston as its First Lady to the Macedonia Church family and fellowship. Rev. Alston is a pastor given to prayer, sensitive to the Spirit of Christ and being used as God’s instrument to win souls for the Kingdom of God.