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Local church hosts black history event
Praise dancers performed
bethel dancers
Community Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month with “An Evening with History” on Feb. 1.
The program featured the Guiding Light Praise Dancers of Bethel AME Church in Hinesville.
The program also included presentations on black history with tributes to famous African-Americans. George Washington Carver was played by Decon Herman Baker of Beach Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Maya Angelou was played by Melissa Bryant of Midway First Presbyterian Church, Harriet Tubman was played by Ruby Smiley of Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was played by Taquan Hardman, Rosa Park was played by Mercedes Sapp and Barack Obama was played by the Rev. James G. Frasier, all of Community Missionary Baptist Church, where Frasier is pastor.
The speaker was the Rev. David Deverger of Cathedral of Prayer. Mistress of ceremony was Rose Mary Brown of Riceboro Baptist Church.
The evening began with a devotional services by Deacons Norman Harris of Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church and Joseph Miller of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
The Rev. Mary Hall of Liberty Christian Fellowship led the invocation. Sapp and Charisee Bryant welcomed attendees. Musicians who performed included Deacon Quintin Johnson Sr. and drummer Quintin Johnson Jr. of Community Missionary Baptist Church.
“On behalf of Pastor Frasier and the church family we extend appreciation to everyone who made this program possible,” said member Linda Brown. “For everyone’s diligence and dedication, we publicly give God the honor and glory.”

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