Senior Deacons honored at gala recognition night

September 20, 2018

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the General Baptist State Laymen and the Wisconsin General Baptist State Laymen presented their annual Senior Deacons Recognition Night at the Best Western Plus, 5101 South Howell Ave. The theme was ” Let My Works Speak For Me,” and the keynote speaker was Bishop John Pierre James.

The event honored more than forty-six deacons from eighteen member churches. Among those honored were True Love MBC Deacon Odell Riley; Damascus MBC Deacon Edward Smith; Mount Carmel MBC Deacon Edward Gill, Deacon Eddie Ballard, Deacon Jerry Pittman; Friendship MBC Deacon Eddie Fletcher, Deacon Alfonzo Waddy; Greater Spring Hill MBC Deacon Albert Brown; Lamb of God Baptist Church Deacon Algie B. Wright; Greater Galilee Baptist Church Deacon Smith Jackson, Deacon Levoy Gee, Sr.; Pleasant Grove Deacon John Whitehead, Jr.; Trinity Baptist Church Deacon John Lee “Buddy” Wesley (deceased); Zion Hill Baptist Church Deacon George Smith, Deacon Winston Brooks, Deacon Frank King, Deacon Thomas Morgan, Deacon Melvin Martin, Deacon Timothy Phillips, Sr. (deceased); New Hope MBC Deacon Michael Julius; Deacon Bennie J. Morris, Sr., Deacon Merritt McClendon (deceased), Deacon O.D. Nick Nichols (deceased), Deacon John Hogans, Deacon Andrew Momon; Providence Baptist Church Deacon Haywood Jenkins, Deacon George Roby, Deacon John Barbee, Deacon Wilton Hampton; Monumental Baptist Church Deacon Carrol D. Cox, Sr., Deacon Reffred Hooker; Christian Fellowship Community Church Deacon Robert E. Jiles, Pilgrim Rest MBC Deacon Arthur Griffin, Deacon Leonard Moody; Victory MBC Deacon Doug Nash, Sr., Deacon Robert Hart, Deacon Thomas Robinson, Deacon George Cosey, Deacon Eugene Stephens; Hallowed MBC Deacon Clark McBride, Deacon Willie Baker, Deacon Eddie Strong; Canaan MBC Deacon Rufus Finner, Deacon Raymond Dixon, and Deacon Daniel Taylor.