Pastor Norman preached his first sermon September 1979 and was ordained March 18, 1980. He was called to his first pastorate at Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Slayden, Mississippi in January 1981. He served there four years preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 1987 he was called to be Shepherd of the Pine Grove M.B. Church in Tupelo, Mississippi. He felt the Lord wanted to use him in a more profound way and sought to accomplish that call by venturing out on faith. He migrated to Chicago, IL, April 1988 and became the Assistant Pastor of the Stone Temple M.B. Church. He served there for six years under the Pastorate of the late Pastor J.M. Stone. He became Pastor after the death of Pastor Stone.