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Worship service to celebrate Black History

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition is sponsoring a Community Worship Service Celebrating Black History, Sunday Feb. 2 starting at 10 a.m. at the Pike County
Fair Grounds.

Rev. Marvin Davis of Eolia will bring the morning message and the Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition Choir will render the music.

The following churches will be in attendance: Bethel AME Churches of Louisiana and
Paynesville, Centenary United Methodist of Louisiana, First Baptist of Eolia, Green
Chapel of Clarksville, Maryland Street of Louisiana, New Jerusalem Tabernacle of Praise of Louisiana, Second Christian Church of New London, White Rose Baptist of Bowling Green, Grant/Lovell Chapel AME of Moberly and Bethel AME of Macon.

The Black History Program will be a part of the morning worship experience with Mr. James Steele as our guest speaker.

James Steele is a native of Eolia. He attended Clopton High School. He completed his B.S. Degree: Business Management at Shortage College in Rome, Ga.

Mr. Steele was reared by his grandparent (Oscar and Daisy Ashby) on Farm in Eolia. His grandmother (Daisy Ashby) was very active in the Church and one of the founding mothers of the First Baptist Church of Eolia.

After graduating from High School, he joined the military and left home seeking adventure, and ended up in Southeast Asia.

He has over 35 years in the Aerospace Industry (Lockheed Martin Corporation) working in various management positions throughout the corporation. His collaborative experience covers Subcontract Contract Compliance, and Corporate Contract Negotiations.

While working in the aerospace industry, he resided in various locations across the country, California, Texas and Georgia. Mr. Steele retired in 2008 and relocated back home to Wentzville in 2010.

A day of worship, fun, food and fellowship is planned. Please join us for this spectacular event. The public is invited.

The Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition is made up of
Pastors, ministers, and lay people from St. Charles to New London. All area clergy are invited to be a part of the coalition.

For more information contact: Rev. Charlie R. Wright, Sr., President at 324-3539.