Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Photos by John Rech, Cathy Rech

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Old St. Paul MB Church in West Memphis was the scene for a community-wide rally comemmorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday. The multi-denominational gathering included a presentation of awards from the Crittenden County Christian Coalition, special speakers and testimony from several attendees.

Pastor John Rech delivers a message on the differences between a brown egg and a white egg, ilustrating the analogy that all people are made the same, in the image off God, in front of the crowd at Old St. Paul.

Photo by John Rech

Old St. Paul Pastor Frederick Anthony greets former West Memphis Mayor Leo Chipman. Pastor Anthony hosted the Crittenden County Christian Coalition and the community during the MLK Day Celebration.

Photo by Cathy Rech

J. L. Blackledge, Pastor at Lake Grove Baptist Chruch in Jericho preaches the plain and simple gospel during the King Memorial on Monday in West Memphis.

Mrs. Christine Chipman casts her gaze and smiles as she receives the 2016 Crittenden County Christian Coalition Rosa Parks Award from Dr. C.W. Campbell.

Deacon Oscar Matthews received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lifetime Achievement award during the MLK National Holiday celebration.

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