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Ben Hill United Methodist Church MLK Celebration Rev. Olu Brown Guest Speaker
Rev. Olu Brown Impact Church Lead Pastor Keynotes Ben Hill United Methodist Church Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration January 21
Community Service and Legal and Public Service Professionals Recognition
"Do Not Neglect To Do Good And Share What You Have, For Such Sacrifices Are Pleasing To God" ....Hebrews 13:16
The public is invited to attend the Ben Hill United Methodist Church 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 21 at 10 a.m. Rev. Olujimi Brown, Lead Pastor at the IMPACT Church of the West End will bring the keynote address. Rev. Richard D. Winn is Ben Hill UMC Sr. Pastor and the church is located at 2099 Fairburn Rd. in Southwest Atlanta.
Empowering To Serve is the theme of this annual celebration that this year will present the Community Service Award to Ben Hill UMC members Jessica Godfrey, Outstanding Adult, president of the Atlanta College Park District United Methodist Women, Chair of Women’s Day 2009 and 2011 and a member of Ben Hill since 1986 and in the Outstanding Youth category, Persephone White, Ben Hill Youth Council President, member of the Youth Choir and Youth Hope Builders Academy scholar.
In addition highlighting achievement in public service, the following men and women in the legal and public service fields will be recognized:The Honorable Robert Benham, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia; The Honorable Kimberly Esmond Adams, Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County ;The Honorable Brenda Hill Cole, Judge, State Court of Fulton County; The Honorable M. Yvette Miller Chief Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals; Chief George Turner, Atlanta Police Department; Major Rodney Bryant, Commander, Zone 4 Atlanta Police; Chief Kelvin J. Cochran, Chief, Atlanta Fire & Rescue; Chief Cassandra Jones, Chief, Fulton County Police; Chief Larry Few, Chief, Fulton County Fire & Rescue; Theodore Jackson, Fulton County Sheriff and Antonio Johnson, Fulton County Marshal.
“We look forward tohaving the public join us as we celebrate the birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognize those who have provided outstanding public and legal service to our community, “ said Rev. Winn.
Ben Hill UMC Members Martha Bell and Carrie Shipp are co-chairs of the celebration planning committee and committee members include: Johnnie Follins, Sherri Brown, Cathy Taylor, Sarah Lucas, Jacqueline Adams , .Julie Bailey and Pearl Logan under the guidance of Associate Pastor Rev. Belinda G. McCastle. Ben Hill United Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev. Richard D. Winn continues to support the needs of the less fortunate in the metro Atlanta area and beyond through its Urban Responsibility Ministry (financial assistance to those in need), feeding the hungry through the Ben Hill Food Bank and Trinity Table Feeding Program, Commission on Missions and Health and Wellness Ministry.
About Olu Brown
Olujimi (Olu) Brown is the Lead Pastor of Impact Church, a new church in the West End. He is a native of Lufkin, Texas and a graduate of the Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2002 he earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. Brown is married to Farrah D. Brown and they are the proud parents of Daya Elom and Langston Wesley.
More About Ben Hill United Methodist Church
Built in 1853, Ben Hill United Methodist Church is a growing church in several areas, from its ministries to its community involvement to its online reach (the two Sunday worship services are streamed via the Web).
Church ministries include Intercessory Prayer Ministry, Outreach Ministry and Compassionate Friends, a support group for families who are grieving the loss of a child or other loved one. Ben Hill also is known for participating in community service projects, including with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. The Rev. Richard D. Winn, Sr. is senior pastor.