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THE BISHOP 5 RETURNS NOVEMBER 9-14, 2008 The History By Jordan Blair & Willis Johnson The Bishop 5 started in 1991-92. Denny Davis was brought to St. John of Grand Prairie in May 1991, and I was so inspired and impressed with his delivery and substance with his message, that I joined St. John, even though I had been attending the church since 1976.

In the meantime, KKDA was doing the African American heroes banquet, which I got that idea from Bill Blair in 1976, when I first came to Dallas and Freddie Haynes was my speaker each year - and we all know how Freddie can “bring it.” So after the

1992 banquet in February, I was talking with Freddie and Denny about their preaching styles and ask are there anymore like you from Bishop. If so, we could do a revival like the old days Sunday through Friday. So they both said yes and Denny called three more of his friends - Karry Wesley (his first roommate), Anthony Sharp (the dean of the group) and Jeffery Johnson (Denny’s best friend). We decided to go to Friendship West because it had a small area, up front that you could close the curtains and not tell if it was a big crowd, because it only held about three hundred. Well it turned out we needed “all” of Friendship West. The congregation was 2000 strong each night and we raised some money for Paul Quinn. Dr. Lee Monroe was President at the time and had asked me to help him with the black community because corporate. America was saying “what is your community doing,” which is why I chose Paul Quinn to be the beneficiary of the Bishop 5 preachers. Well a few years later, Paul Quinn President Mike Sorrell asked me to help him

with the black community, and here we are again with the original Bishop 5 back for a one time reunion revival. They raised nearly $2 million in the first run of the Bishop 5 and we are trying to help with the efforts that Mayor Tom Leppert has brought to Paul Quinn. Mayor Leppert has quietly driven corporate businesses to help with Paul Quinn. Home Depot, Deloitte, Austin Construction, Balfour Beatty, Hunt Construction and Hillwood with Ross Perot Jr. are just a few of the majority firms that has kicked in with support. Wai-Wize, Lawrence Engineering

and other African American businesses have joined their efforts. So now we have included the Bishop 5 in the latest efforts to help with Paul Quinn. The scheduled dates are November 9-14, at Antioch, and we will recognize several solid contributors to our community. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Rev. E. K. Bailey Ministries, and Rev. C.B.T. Smith will be among several that will be honored at the Bishop 5 Revival. Willis Johnson (214) 740-0011

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Barack Obama – He Is the Real Deal! Let us not forget about President Elect Barack Obama’s race for minute. Just look at the man and his record. Then ask yourself what more could you want in a United States President. Let us begin our search of Mr. Obama by looking at his background. First, he was born of two parents who were very different. His mother was a white woman out of Kansas and his father was a Black man born in Kenya, Africa. His mother was a teenager when he was born. A single parent raised him as his daddy left him when he went to college and graduated from the top Ivy League school, Harvard. I don’t have to tell you that an Ivy League school degree is supposed to be the “bomb.” Obama has one of those degrees. Not only that, he received his law degree from Harvard and was selected as the president of the Harvard Bar Review Board. That tells us that he is very intelligent and that he is a leader. Believe me when I tell you that a young African American lawyer with a degree from Harvard University can write his ticket in the job market. Instead Obama returned to Chicago and became a community organizer. He worked with the poor and the disadvantaged to improve their station in life. From all indications, he has been a good husband a good father to his two girls. He has tried Civil Rights cases in the courts as a Civil Rights lawyer. He

ran for the State Senate in politically mean Chicago, Illinois and won. He served there for two terms. Then he ran for the position of U.S. Senator, a position that only three Blacks have been elected to and won. Today, he is a history maker, the first ever of our kind, the first African American to be declared as President of these United States. This man demonstrates daily that he is articulate, knowledgeable, inspiring, has wide spread appeal, and impresses most people, except Black elected officials that came from single member districts set up to get them elected. Obama has demonstrated that he had the ability to raise money as illustrated in his raising

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over $6 million in campaign contributions, and had a record setting amount of $32 million raised during the month of January alone. Obama speaks a lot about hope. What is wrong with that? African Americans made some of their most effective progress as a race when hope and hard work were all we had. I am talking about a time when we had no money, no Black elected officials, segregated schools, denied opportunities, and a host of other needed necessities. Maybe Obama is very right. A lot of our problems are because we no longer feel the need of hope or to dare to dream. I have no doubt that Barack is smart enough to know that hopes and dreams must be accompanied by hard and consistent work. Barack Obama is ready. What about you?

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The 44th President of the United States of America Triumph of an American Story By Brenda & Jordan Blair Chicago – At Grant Park, in Chicago, on November 4, 2008, history was made. Barack Obama became the 44th President of these United States of America. The first elected African American President in the history of this great country. Thousands witnessed this history in the making, including Oprah Winfrey and a teary-eyed Rev. Jesse Jackson. Close to the end of Obama’s acceptance speech, he thanked his campaign manager and strategist and the volunteers, but he also thanked the voters and said this goal was also achieved by the people. As a successful politician, Obama has always made it about the people. For some very important people in our past, their dreams have been realized. For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this is a huge part of the dream that he spoke of during many of his speeches. Rev. Jesse Jackson dreamed of the Rainbow Coalition. If you saw the crowd of people at Grant Park on the evening of November 4, it was most definitely a Rainbow Coalition. For many African Americans, President Elect Barack Obama has made an enormous achievement. Now that Obama has been elected President, we should now be thinking about what we can do to help him succeed. However, many Americans never believed that this would happen. For many it was only a dream and not a dream realized. We did not see this coming, not a year ago, not six months ago, but Barack Obama is now the elected President of these United States of America. I am especially proud that older African Americans, who lived through and experienced the harshness of the civil rights movement, witnessed this event in the making. For some this may not mean anything to you, but for many others, and especially most African Americans, this is phenomenal. Dr. Bill Blair of the Elite News has observed that President Lincoln was the Emancipator from Illinois and our First Black President is from the great State of Illinois. Others are saying that President Bush set the stage for Obama’s success - if President Bush had not been in office these last 8 years, the success of this election might not have come about. The most spoken comment in recent weeks has been “I didn’t think I would live to see it.” This was the comment made by many as they watched this election unfold and Barack Obama come away with the victory. Tears of joy, heart throbs, screams, cheers, huge smiles, hugs, and togetherness are very evident and real. Barack Obama Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. They didn't have much money, but they taught him values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. He took out loans to put himself through school. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. Obama turned down


lucrative job o?ers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive. He joined a small law ?rm, taught constitutional law and, guided by his Christian faith, stayed active in his community. Obama and his wife Michelle are proud parents of two daughters, Sasha and Malia. Early Years Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, where he grew up herding goats with his own father, who was a domestic servant to the British. Barack's mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in small-town Kansas. Her father worked on oil rigs during the Depression, and then signed up for World War II after Pearl Harbor, where he marched across Europe in Patton's army. Her mother went to work on a bomber assembly line, and after the war, they studied on the G.I. Bill, bought a house through the Federal Housing Program, and moved west to Hawaii. It was there, at the University of Hawaii, where Barack's parents met. His mother was a student there and his father had won a scholarship that allowed him to leave Kenya and pursue his dreams in America. Barack's father eventually returned to Kenya, and Barack grew up with his mother in Hawaii, and for a few years in Indonesia. Later, he moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. Remembering the values of empathy and service that his mother taught him, Barack put law school and corporate life on hold after college and moved to Chicago in 1985, where he became a community organizer with a churchbased group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment. The group had some success, but Barack had come to realize that in order to truly improve the lives of people in that community and other communities, it would take not just a change at the local level, but a change in our laws and in our politics. He went on to earn his law degree from Harvard in 1991, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Soon after, he returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer and teach constitutional law. Finally, his advocacy work led him to run for the Illinois State Senate, where he served for eight years. In 2004, he became the third African American since Reconstruction to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

political gain. In the Illinois State Senate, this meant working with both Democrats and Republicans to help working families get ahead by creating programs like the state Earned Income Tax Credit, which in three years provided over $100 million in tax cuts to families across the state. He also pushed through an expansion of early childhood education, and after a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases. In the U.S. Senate, he has focused on tackling the challenges of a globalized, 21st century world with fresh thinking and a politics that no longer settles for the lowest common denominator. His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent. He has also been the lead voice in championing ethics reform that would root out Jack Abramoff-style corruption in Congress. As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan. Recognizing the terrorist threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, he traveled to Russia with Republican Dick Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world. And knowing the threat we face to our economy and our security from America's addiction to oil, he's working to bring auto companies, unions, farmers, businesses and politicians of both parties together to promote the greater use of alternative fuels and higher fuel standards in our cars. Whether it's the poverty exposed by Katrina, the genocide in Darfur, or the role of faith in our politics, Barack Obama continues to

speak out on the issues that will define America in the 21st century. But above all his accomplishments and experiences, he is most proud and grateful for his family. His wife, Michelle, and his two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, live on Chicago's South Side. Michelle Obama First and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom. But before she was a mother - or a wife, lawyer, or public servant - she was Fraser and Marian Robinson's daughter. The Robinsons lived on the South Side of Chicago, on the top floor of a brick bungalow. Fraser was a pump operator for the Chicago water department. He was a hero to Michelle and her older brother Craig: even though he had multiple sclerosis, he hardly ever missed a day of work. Marian stayed home to raise Michelle and Craig, skillfully managing a busy household filled with love, laughter, and important life lessons. Fraser and Marian valued hard work, independence, and honesty. Today, their children point to their parents as their greatest teachers. Michelle attended Chicago public schools, then Princeton. She studied sociology and African American studies, graduated in the class of 1985, and earned admission to Harvard Law School. When she returned to Chicago in 1988, she joined the law firm Sidley & Austin. After a few years, Michelle realized that corporate law was not her calling. So she left to give back to the city she loves and to help others serve their communities. She worked for City Hall, becoming the assistant commissioner of planning and development. Then she became the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares young people for public service. Today, more than 350 young leaders have graduated from Public Allies Chicago.


Political Career It has been the rich and varied experiences of Barack Obama's life - growing up in different places with people who had differing ideas - that have animated his political journey. Amid the partisanship and bickering of today's public debate, he still believes in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose - a politics that puts solving the challenges of everyday Americans ahead of partisan calculation and

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“Loyalty Is Worth Its Weight In Gold! “It Covers A Multitude of Weaknesses”

Be fair to others because it is the right thing to do. Expect fairness in return. Accept consequences. Foster harmony and security. Avoid anger and bitterness. Search for reasonable solutions. Use common sense. Seek and grant forgiveness. Justice in Action: Take care of and return borrowed belongings. Write family rules noting consequences. Watch the news and discuss examples of justice and injustice. Defend a mistreated classmate co – worker, etc. Play by the rules. Family Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

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Celebrates Men’s Day by Brenda Thomas, Elite News Staff Dallas, Texas – The Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4731 Norma St., Dallas, Texas, whose humble servant is David L. Ferrell, hosted a Men’s Day program of which they used as scriptural reference, “All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God, for they shall wisely consider his doing.” Ps. 64:9. Dr. David L. Ferrell introduced Mr. Jordan Blair, publisher of the Elite News, as speaker of the hour. Jordan Blair is a dedicated member of the “Sensational” St. Paul AME Church, under the pastoral guidance of Rev. Juan Tolliver. Jordan introduced himself as not being a called minister of the gospel, but a “well informed lay person.” Members of his always-loyal family, friends, and loved ones morally supported him. Before starting his

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sermon, Jordan began with a portion of “I Won’t Complain.” The tone was set for his delivery. His title was, ”Men We’ve Fallen – But We CAN get Up.” In several instances, he concluded, “but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” It seems that men all over the country have lost their positions in the household. Circumstances have not changed – people have changed. The order of the household is still – GOD first and then family. Men, what happened, and where did we get off track? He quoted scripture from Joshua 24:14, which reads, “Now fear the Lord, and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshipped beyond the Rivers and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day, whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” To say now that we are living in perilous times; to say men have fallen and can’t get up; to say that husbands are not fulfilling

their divine obligations, is just putting it mildly. Men have lost the zeal to live, respect of the community, dignity, and self-esteem – all have dissipated into the atmosphere, and a tremendous Satanic attack has happened and created chaos and confusion in the community of faith. Yes, we have lost our men – some to the military, some to incarceration, some to drugs and/or alcohol, and some because they are not sure of which gender they want to be – but nevertheless, they still remain lost. In Jeremiah 8:22, we read, “Is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there? Why is there no recovery for the health of the daughter (son) of my people?” Men, I say, yes, there is a balm in Gilead. There is still hope. The blessings of the Lord illuminate all thru you. Jordan Blair went on to say that, “it’s a certainty that many of the problems Black men face today have been self-inflicted and emanate from self destructive lifestyles, but men are not be totally blamed for their conditions. Black men were not born criminal minded or less capable than other race. Mr. Blair also said that social services has its place, but it’s going to take social justice to address the root of the problems, first by pressing lawmakers to give their full support, be it verbal or financial, thru training programs, quality schools, and criminal justice reform. This upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, is one of the most important and historical elections in the history of this country. We need to make sure we elect the most qualified person for the White House, one who happens to be our own, and who promises change, new hope and vitality, a means of survival, an economic reformation and new opportunities for our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren for generations to come. II Chronicles 7:14 reads, “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” A special thanks is extended to Pastor David L. Ferrell, the Men’s Ministry and the Trinity church family for the opportunity to share this message from the Lord. Stop by Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church and check out what’s going on in ‘Da Valley.’ Who knows? God may very well be passing out blessings on that day, and you might be in the right place at the right time to get yours. Again, Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4731 Norma, Dallas, Texas. Contact number is (214) 6386515.


A SPIRITUAL GUIDE A Good Conscience or Fear "Let your conscience be your guide." How often we use that saying. We really believe the conscience is the final authority to which any individual can appeal. But unfortunately, although everyone has a conscience, not everyone's conscience is totally reliable. God speaks of people who have told lies and are "seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron" (1 Timothy 4:2). He urges upon us "faith with a clear conscience" (1 Timothy 3:9). He also exhorts us to Geraldine "keep a good Davidsonconscience" (1 Hooker Peter 3:16). The point is, you can have a bad conscience. This means your conscience is not clear. You can even be fooled about this. You see, your conscience should be soft and pliable, pliable before God. When a hot branding iron is placed on a piece of leather, and that leather is burned, it becomes hard and brittle. Your conscience can get that way. You think you are right because your conscience doesn't bother you. But in God's sight you are totally wrong. For example, a lot of married people get caught in an affair. At first they know it's wrong. But after a while, their consciences become seared, and they begin to justify their actions. They know God opposes them. But because a blunted conscience is their guide, they continue in sin! But there is a way out. "The blood of Christ [will] . . . cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God" (Hebrews. 9:14). You need to turn to Christ. He will cleanse your conscience. Then you can begin to train your conscience to say "Yes" when God says "Yes" and "No" when God says "No." Only with such training can you let your conscience be your guide.


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We Voted!

Joshua 24:15—"If you are unwilling to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve." I stopped by with a simple message for us today because last Tuesday was a historic day because we got a chance to vote. On Tuesday the absentee ballots, the mail-in ballots, early-voting Henry Nelson the ballots, and the ballots cast that day were all counted and a new president-elect was named. The citizens of our democracy have expressed their preferences and a new leader was chosen to lead our country into the next four- year term. We cherish the privilege of voting. We like to have our say and we like having our way even more, so we voted, and we choose. After all the ballots were counted and the winner was announced there were many who were very pleased and there are many who are equally disappointed. There are many whose hearts are filled with hope and anticipation and there are some whose hearts are filled with despair and dread in either case, we will all step across the line in 2009 and the onset of the next four years. At least we get to choose every four years not so in the Old Testament story of the Children of Israel on their epic journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. They were given their leadership and their terms were for life unless God, as God did on occasion, impose term limits. The first was leader was Moses and Joshua was the second. Interestingly enough, neither Moses nor Joshua seemed all that concerned about whether the Israelites were big personal fans of their leadership. Rather, they were concerned that the people be committed to following God. At the end of his term of leadership, Moses called the people together in Deuteronomy 30: 19-34, "Today I give you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendants might live! Choose to love the Lord your God and to obey him and commit yourself to him, for he is your life. Then you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give you. Amen! Moses went on to assure the people of Israel that if they would commit to following God, they would discover that God is absolutely faithful. He said in Deuteronomy 31:6 and 8 "Do not be afraid the Lord your God will neither fail you nor forsake you. Do not be discour-

aged, for the Lord will be with you; he will neither fail your nor forsake you." Amen! After Moses died, Joshua became the designated leader of the people of Israel. Their journey continued into the land God had promised to give them when Joshua neared the end of his term of office and death, he, after the manner of Moses, called the people together and gave them a similar challenge. He said in Joshua 24:14-15, "Honor the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly, but if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord." Amen! It was as if Joshua, wanting to make sure they knew what they were voting for said, "Okay, now all in favor of following the Lord our God, say, "Aye.'" "Okay then," he said, "just to make sure, all in favor of serving the Lord our God say, "Aye.'" And then the third time being a charm, he repeated himself once again, "Okay then I just want to make sure that you really want to follow God. All in favor of following the Lord our God say, "Aye.'" "Okay then," he said, "it's unanimous. We will serve the Lord our God and obey him alone." But that was then and this is not what does Old Testament scenario means for us today? It may be a different time and the circumstances of our lives may be different but the invitation is the same. Everyone chooses whom he or she will serve. Everyone casts his ballot! Casting a ballot is all about choosing. Choosing determines your desired destination in life. Joshua 24:15 "If you are unwilling to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve." Amen! We understand and expect in this life that we will have the privilege of choice in nearly every area of life even our desired eternal destination. We choose either a life of obedience and blessing or a life of disobedience and destruction? When we choose our ultimate destination we are also, in a sense, choosing a way of life essential to that choice. Choosing determines the life you desire to live. Deuteronomy 24:20 says, "Choose to love the Lord your God and to obey him and commit yourself to him, for he is our life. Then you will live long in the land the Lord swore to you." Amen! Under any form of government, any socio-political system, under any cultural influences, we may choose to be God fearing and God following people. We choose to be a follower of Jesus Christ. We choose to live out the Word and the Will of God as best we

know how. We choose to be kind and gentle. We choose to be generous. We choose to submit to the controlling influence of God's Holy Spirit. We choose to be involved in a faith community. We choose to love the Lord our God and to obey him and commit ourselves to him, for he is our life. We also choose to live in such a way as to make a difference. Choosing determines the legacy you desire to leave. Deuteronomy 30:19b says, "Oh, that you would choose life that you and your descendants might live!" Amen! While politicians are asking us if we are better off today than we were four years ago. perhaps a better question would be, is the world better off today than it was four years ago because of me? Our legacies include the impact we leave on our families, friends, neighbors, coworkers, classmates, fellow believers, acquaintances. Our legacies include the difference we make not only in our own lives and ministries, but in the investments we make through others who go where we cannot go and do what we cannot do. The challenge was to vote and we got to decide. The next challenge today is two-fold; whom will you choose to serve? Will you choose to leave a legacy for others that transcends the continents and generations to come? Now you know why you get a chance to choose. Amen!


In my study of God’s Prayer heroes of the Bible, I discovered that Abraham was a faithful prayer warrior. Out of a great prayer experience, Pastor God called Clarence Abraham to Henderson be the “father of the faithful; the founder of the Hebrew race.” It was because of his faithful prayer life that God spoke to him so overwhelmingly and compelling that he was willing to leave his hometown of Ur and go to a land that was unknown to him and to endure whatever hardships come his way. Throughout Abraham’s life, there were great prayer experiences. At Bethel, he built an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. We too can experience God’s compelling power when we call upon the name of the Lord.

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A SPIRITUAL GUIDE What is the Meaning of St. Peter’s Confession? The Bible says, when Jesus came into the coast of Caesarea Phillippi, he asked His disciples, saying, “Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man am?” And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” And I say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and Gene Turner the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” There at the coast of Caesarea Phillippi in the extreme Northeast of Galilee, near the Jordan River, (Thou art the Christ), Simon Peter recognized and acknowledged openly the Lord’s deity. You see, this is what we, as Christians must do, we must acknowledge openly the Lord’s deity that all people might know who Christ really is, and what we are all about, but you know what we do. We sit around half ashamed and scared to proclaim His name openly,

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because we are worried about what people will say about us, or what they will think. You see, we think we are too cute and high on the hog to make ourselves look indifferent by openly proclaiming His Holy and righteous name. You see, I like being peculiar, I like for people to look at me funny, because if they do that they just might get curious and become inquisitive, and when that happens, God has a chance to work in their lives through me. Praise His Holy name. The Greek word used for rock (Petra) is played against the name Peter (Petros). Some use this passage to teach that Peter was the foundation stone of the Church, that he had a primacy among the apostles, and that he became Bishop of Rome. The verse will scarcely bear the first of these positions and certainly none of the others. Peter may be meant by the ROCK, but he is not the exclusive foundation, because Ephesians 2:20 says, that the Church is built on the foundation of the Apostles and the prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the

chief cornerstone. Therefore, the rock of foundation of the Church is the confession (ultimately, the doctrine) of the Apostles, which became normative for the true Church. The GATES OF HELL shall not prevail against the Church. This statement needs to be made very clear, because some teach that this statement puts the Church on the defensive. Wrong, this statement puts the Church on the offensive side of the ball. You see, here hell represents the Kingdom of Satan, not just death and the grave. Jesus’ resurrection overcame the sting of death. It also enabled God’s Church to aggressively and offensively attack the gates of hell by snatching out victims from darkness into His glorious Kingdom of Light. The Church is on the offensive here and hell is on the defensive. We should know that it is written that we have the kingdom of Satan on the run at all times, but it is us who let up on the pursuit of Satan, just like the Cowboys do in football. We do not have anything to worry

about, the Lord already told us to pursue, because those gates cannot hold you back from breaking them down. “I’ve already given you the assurance that they can-

not stand against you.” Let us not forget to read our Bibles, and may GOD bless you real good, and may HE ever keep you in HIS loving care.


ENTERTAINMENT Rollin With A Brotha’ SMOKING KEVAN BROWNING SPECIAL TO THE ELITE NEWS Welcome to the weekend baaaaaby! Ladies, ladies, ladies...Choices, choices, choices...Do you see Keith Sweat, Envouge and Jagged Edge tonight at Nokia Live, or is BET's "Maxwell Live "Tour Saturday night at the Majestic(one my favorite places to see a show.)theater? Hmmmm, god bless Keith Sweat and his line up, Kevan but Maxwell disappeared Browning after his 2001 CD finally ran it's course! Six-plus years ago Maxwell went out for some orange juice and gave up his career. Or at least that’s how it seemed to fans of the R&B star.In 2001 he was flashing across television screens with the hit single “Lifetime” from his third studio album, “Now.” It was his fourth release in five years — including a live “MTV Unplugged” set — and the tour for the platinum-selling disc was leaving a trail of faint women in its wake. The man who helped define the neo-soul movement with his knee-buckling falsetto and blown-out Afro was offering explanations:“I think I had just had my fill,” says the 35year-old in a voice laced with gravel in complete opposition to his angelic tenor. “I felt like I was spent in terms of what I could be creatively inspired by. I was doing this for a while.” Either show will be great..FO Real! Special treat Thursday night at the Dallas Palladium for Reggae fans. It's the one and only Matisyahu(If you don't know, get the CD)! Friends of Jennifer Hudson's family were interviewed this week to shed light on the type of neighborhood that surrounded the house where her late mother, brother and nephew resided. Darnell Donerson, 57, and Jason Hudson, 29, were found shot to death inside of the house on Oct. 24. The body of Jennifer's 7-

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year-old nephew was discovered three days later in an abandoned SUV several blocks away on Chicago's South Side. The boy had also been shot."Jennifer knew all about the violence," family friend Sharita Dickey says. "She was able to get out, and wanted to take her mama with her, but Darnell said no." Prayer continue for this sista and her family...Jennifer Hudson, Barack Obama, Kevan Browning, Chicago Roots for life! Say a prayer for Janet Jackson as well... Ms. Jackson has ended her Rock Witchu Tour early following a number of issues, including a reported bout of vertigo that led to several cancelled dates.News of the cancellation follows the announced departure of opening act LL Cool J, reportedly due to all of the postponed shows. My friend Bloodhound


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Benny reports...Michael Jackson gave his brother Jermaine "quite the tongue-lashing" for wrongly announcing that he is involved in an upcoming Jackson 5 reunion tour. Jermaine's assertion that Janet Jackson was on board for the tour is also false. Michael "is said to be hard at work on a trio of new albums -- including one featuring at least one track with his oldest son, Prince"! The new CDs reportedly take Jackson's music in a new direction, "one that won't alienate his millions of fans ... but will include some interesting gospel and hip-hop touches we haven't heard before! Thanks for "Rollin With A Brotha in the Elite News and online at and!

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BARACK OBAMA, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Michelle got one great thing out of working for a corporate law firm-that's where she met her husband, Barack. They were married in 1992. Today, they have two girls (Malia – age 10, and Sasha - age 7). Like their mom, both girls were born on the South Side of Chicago. Since 1996, Michelle has worked for the University of Chicago. As associate dean of student services, she developed the university's first community service program. Later, she became the vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Under Michelle's leadership, volunteering skyrocketed, both in the hospital and the community. Hospital employees serving in the community increased nearly fivefold, while community members volunteering in the hospital nearly quadrupled. Since Barack began his campaign in early 2007, Michelle has met thousands of Americans, hearing their concerns and hopes for the future. As someone who knows the challenge of balancing work and family, Michelle has held roundtables with working women to hear about their struggle to do it all, particularly in a failing economy. In these dis-

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cussions, Michelle heard the unique stories of military spouses, who work hard to keep their families together while their loved ones are away. "We held a roundtable for military spouses at Fort Bragg," Michelle says. "It felt like the first time that many of these women had even been asked how they were doing. The tears and the stories went on and on. So we had another roundtable, and then another one." If Barack is honored with the privilege of serving the United States as president, Michelle looks forward to continuing her work on the issues close to her heart-supporting military families, helping working women balance work and family, and encouraging national service. "My first priority will always be to make sure that our girls are healthy and grounded," she says. "Then I want to help other families get the support they need, not just to survive, but to thrive. "Policies that support families aren't political issues. They're personal. They're the causes I carry with me every single day." (


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Ever have one of those moments where you stare deep, long and hard into the eyes of some very attractive person and you see yourself reflecting back? It's one of those life-stopping moments that take your breath away. As if the whole world stops for just a second and for that one second, it's all about you. And if you are like me, and each moment of your life has a soundtrack, then you might want to consider All Day by Freddie Jones to capture this particular sensational moment in time. Prepare to enter the smooth with this CD by Freddie Jones and company. We are talking trumpets here folks. We are talking Flugelhorn. Straight out of Carrollton, Texas. Ten tracks of jazz styling with a Texas flare. This is a fantastic collection of jazz trumpet. It's compelling and engaging stuff. It's subtle and extremely delicate. Jones is a great

trumpet player and songwriter. There is a lot of evidence of that on this disc. He has a real talent for setting the mood and keeping you in the moment. Check out the elegant horn work on a tune like "L' Flight". Jones knows his instrument well and plays with a virtuoso passion. He is also a good vocalist. Check out his vocal styling on the tune "Something About You". Jones has some good people working with him on this project. Damon Criswell does a great job on the keyboards on most of the tracks while Rick Rigsby turns in some great bass lines. Jennifer Bryan provides some outstanding violin work while Shelley Carroll handles a great saxophone solo on the tune "..10 Merete Street". Len Barnett on Percussion and Steve Curry on guitar. I must admit, there isn't much guitar on this disc and I also must admit I didn't really miss hearing it. So if you find yourself having one of those lightning bolt moments, you might want to push play on the new Freddie Jones. And stare long and hard back into those amazing eyes staring at you. Martha Burks Martha Burks has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years. She has been described as a poised vocalist and performer with a wide range of vocal versatility, class and charm. Martha, like most musicians, began her career in her hometown in Arkansas serving in the church. Martha along with her late brother,

trumpet player Harry Burks, would often perform for neighbors and relatives. Little did they know of the fruit their efforts would bear. Martha has sung everything from gospel to pop to jazz and back again! She captivates her audience with a sparking personality to match her indisputable vocal skills. She can scat with the best of them invoking imagery of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Carmen McCrae. Not to mention the Anita Bakers and Diane Reeves of the world as well. True to form she is always Martha, a truly sophisticated lady. During the eighties Martha was introduced to Bill Craig,

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Ongoing—Dance Classes: Enjoy the exercise and energetic experience of African Dance every Monday at the Singing Hills Recreation Center. Walk-in's and beginners welcome. Address: 1909 Crouch Rd., Dallas, TX 75241; Time: 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM * Adults $10/per class AFRICAN Drum & Dance CHILDREN'S RECITAL CLASSES: The 12th. annual Ayubu Kamau Kings $ Queens Children's Recital program classes Every Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, at the St. Philips School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dallas, TX 75215. Space limited. For information call 817640-1716; email: or visit November 7—Dallas County DA Craig Watkins headlines 3rd Annual Conference Tarrant County College and Dallas County Community College District Show Professionals how to “Transform Tomorrow…Today”; Friday, November 7th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Arlington Sheraton Hotel, 1500 Convention Center Drive in Arlington, Texas 76011. Cost: $99 per person (includes lunch, seminars, prizes and materials). November 7 & 8—A legend in his own Wright: A Centennial Celebration of Richard Wright. Opening Reception ? Friday, November 7, 2008 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. African American Museum, Historic Fair Park, 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210; Contact: (214) 565?9026 x307; Richard Wright Centennial Symposium; Saturday, November 8, 2008 (9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.); African American Museum, Historic Fair Park; 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210; Contact us at: (214) 565?9026 x307; Julia Wright, (Paris, France), The daughter of Richard Wright is our luncheon speaker on November 8, 2008. This is a symposium event (free admission); however, you must register. NOTE: There is a $10 cost for the November 8th luncheon. Pre-registration deadline is November 3, 2008. November 8—Miss Kimberley Denine Blair and Mr. Alonzo James Pleasant were united in marriage on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at half past four in the afternoon at Colony Baptist Church in Missouri City, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Cedric L. Young of Disciples Christian Fellowship Church, and the music was provided by Imagine Music Live and Drumgoole and Company. November 8—Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine R. Caraway and 97.9 The Beat will host the Saggin’Saturday Community Teen Summit. The event is part of the ongoing public service effort targeted at individuals who wear sagging pants and exposed underwear. Dallas City Hall Council Chambers, 1500 Marilla St., 6ES at 9 a.m. November 8—Let’s Go Flying Day; Saturday, November 8 - 12 noon; American Flyers flight school, Addison Airport, 16751 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001. Enjoy a FREE family-style

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barbecue. Receive two hours of free training in a flight simulator. Talk to student pilots about how to get started. Cost is FREE. Sponsored by Addison’s American Flyers and the national nonprofit Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the world’s largest pilot organization with nearly 415,000 members. TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 1-800USA-AOPA. November Children Events— Parents and preschoolers: the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library invites you to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts! Preschool Story Time will be on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Topics for November are: November 4 – Puppies & Kittens; November 11 – Nursery Rhymes; November 18 – Thanksgiving Traditions; November 25 – No Preschool Story Time due to holiday. Daycare Story Time will be on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Please call Sandra Hawkins at the library, 972-227-1080, to schedule a class visit. Saturday Family Story Time will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 2 p.m. Topics will be: November 1 – Puppies & Kittens; November 15 – Nursery Rhymes. These events are free of charge and open to the public. The library is located at 1600 Veterans Memorial Parkway, in the Lancaster Community Park. For further information and directions, see the library’s web site at or call the library at 972-227-1080. November 8—Business Basics for Entrepreneurs, training class; 1:00 pm to 6:30pm; Hamilton Park United Methodist Church; 11881 Schroeder Road; Dallas TX 75243; Cost: $40.00; Register at or call 214-942-6698. Contact Anthony Pace of PLAN Fund at 214-942-6698. November 8—UNCF HBCU Empower Me Tour at Paul Quinn College featuring acclaimed actor and best-selling author Hill Harper brings together middle school, high school and collegeage students to share in a one of a kind experience that includes musical entertainment, exhibits and a motivational presentation! This FREE public event is designed to empower young people, motivating them toward academic excellence and personal responsibility and focusing them on building financial knowledge and assets to chart their own destiny. This interactive experience will give students an opportunity to learn valuable information, speak directly with college & corporate recruiters, win prizes and have fun. For more information visit November 8—Munger Place UMC to Present ‘Many faiths, One Nation’ Peace Concert By Denise Johnson Stovall; “Many Faiths, One Nation” is the theme for the fall Interfaith Peace Concert hosted by Munger Place United Methodist Church, 5200 Bryan Street (at Greenville Avenue), Dallas, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The purpose of the program is to promote peace, unity, and diversity through a celebration of the arts. The program is open to the public. Suggested donation is $10. November 9—Fellowship of Believers Christian

Center , Presents "6th Annual Pastor’s Appreciation Service for Bishop Gregory D. Crawford”; Theme: Living a Kingdom Life; Empowered, Equipped and Positioned. Remnant of Grace Cultural Center , 2320 56th street Dallas , TX 75241 at 3:30 p.m. We cordially invite all Pastors, churches and friends in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to celebrate with us during our pastor’s “6th Annual Appreciation Service” We ask that all guest churches render an A-selection during the service. Please confirm your attendance by Monday, November 3, 2008. Fellowship of Believers Ministries, thank you in advance for your support. If you cannot attend the service please mail all LOVE offerings to the attention: Bishop Gregory Crawford 501 Wynnwood Village #423 Dallas, TX 75224 November 23—Rev. Dr. Zan W. Holmes will be the guest preacher for Warren United Methodist Church's 92nd Anniversary November 23, 2008 at 10:15 a.m. The Church is located at 2801 Peabody Street Dallas, Texas 75215. For more information please call 214/928-7373. November 27—“The Metropolitan Baptist Church of Dallas, Rev. Chris J. Evans, Pastor, will be serving free Thanksgiving dinners to those in need on Thanksgiving day, November 27, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The church address is 1711 Reynoldston Lane, Dallas, TX or you may call 214.339.9554 for more information.” November 15—THE TRUTH ABOUT BREAST CANCER; {Breast Cancer Awareness, Causes & Solutions to Disease}; Special Guest Speaker, Author and Lecturer: Dr. Scott Whitaker, ND, CNHP; Founder-Wholistic Health Institute Health Expert Featured on the Michael Baisden Show; 1PM – 3PM; DOORS OPEN AT 12:00N; REGISTER EARLY SEAT ING IS L IMI TED; Dallas Public Library; 1515 Young at Ervay Streets; Dallas, Texas 75201; For more information and to register:; “Living Healthy with Shirley Taplin”;; Phone: 469-964-2523 November 15—The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority , Inc. is hosting its annual Community Market Festival Saturday, November 15, 2008, at the Creative Arts Building ( 1327 Admiral Nitiz Circle , inside Dallas Fair Park ). The event, which draws hundreds of shoppers and vendors each year, is designed to promote economic development and to help local businesses market their products and services directly to the community. The Community Market Festival will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information on the Community Market Festival, or to participate as a vendor, call 214-428-7400 or email November 15 and 16 – Everyone in the Dallas/Ft. Worth -area is encouraged to help Build-A-Bear Workshop® give Toys for Tots a jumpstart on the holidays. Stop by any Build-A-

Bear Workshop store in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area – or across the country – and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a child in need as part of the 2008 Toys for Tots Toy holiday toy drive. Furry friends can also be purchased and donated on the spot. Participating Build-A-Bear Workshop locations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth-area include: Firewheel Town Center, 610 Beebalm Lane, Garland, TX 75040; (972) 495-6222; Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Space 514, Grapevine, TX 76051; (972) 8745444; Northpark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Suite #758, Dallas, TX 75225; (214) 987-1624; Ridgmar, 1958 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116-1708; (817) 5698830; Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Road, Suite1246, Frisco, TX 75034-09434; (972) 3770281; The Parks at Arlington, 3811 South Cooper St., Suite 1060, Arlington, TX 76015; (817) 465-0800. November Children Events— Parents and preschoolers: the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library invites you to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts! Preschool Story Time will be on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Topics for November are: November 4 – Puppies & Kittens; November 11 – Nursery Rhymes; November 18 – Thanksgiving Traditions; November 25 – No Preschool Story Time due to holiday. Daycare Story Time will be on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Please call Sandra Hawkins at the library, 972-227-1080, to schedule a class visit. Saturday Family Story Time will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 2 p.m. Topics will be: November 1 – Puppies & Kittens; November 15 – Nursery Rhymes. These events are free of charge and open to the public. The library is located at 1600 Veterans Memorial Parkway, in the Lancaster Community Park. For further information and directions, see the library’s web site at or call the library at 972-227-1080. DALLAS MAVERICKS NOVEMBER SCHEDULE

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“Social Worker Needed” To Provide Family Support and Counseling for Birth Parents With Planned and Unplanned Pregnancies. Send Resumes to:, or Fax: (214) 337-9944 November 7, 2008

ELITE NEWS BUSINESS LISTING Greater New St. John Primitive Baptist Church 5014 Bonnieview Rd. Dallas, Tx 75216 214-376-6554 Sunday School.....8:45 am Morning Services...10 am “Keeping the main thing...the main thing and that’s Jesus Christ”

30 years of Experience

Transmission Service 3030 Cedar Crest BLVD. Dallas, TX 75203 214-943-8919 • 214-943-8242

Harrell’s Catfish & Jumbo Shrimp

HURD’S BARBER SHOP “We Need Your Head In Our Business”

1122 W. Camp Wisdom


Munger Ave. Baptist Church

Dallas, Texas 75232

3103 S. Lancaster Rd. 214-374-8660 Store Hours:

Rev. Vincent E. Davis Pastor

Mon.-Wed.: 11:00am - 8:00pm Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Fri. and Sat.: 11:00 am - Midnight

Reba Harrell

Sunday: CLOSED

Ph: (972) 228-0540 Monday-Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Andre Hurd Barber/Stylist

“Your Church Home In Dallas”

3919 Munger Ave./Dallas, Texas 75204 (214) 824-8312 Sunday School.........9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship...11:00 am Wednesday Mid Week Service Sunshie Bible Stud...10:00 am Fellowship Dinner.......5:20 pm Prayer Meeting-Bible Study...........6:30-8:30 pm Youth Bible Study &





Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 7550 South Hampton Road Dallas, Texas 75232 972-228-2420 (office) 972-228-2584 (fax) website: “We Build People”

Office Hours 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday

Rehearsal......7:00 -8:30 pm

Rev. Wade Charles Davis

Koinonia Missionary Baptist Church 616 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas, TX 75237 972-230-1002 Sunday School....9 am Morning Service...10 am

8:45 AM Church School 10:00 AM Mid-morning Worship Noonday Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM Worship on Wednesday

God First Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Jesse Jones, Pastor

November 7, 2008



2420 Metropolitan Dallas, TX 75215 214-421-1344 Jubliee Celebration Barksdale Elementary 2424 Midway Rd Plano, Texas 75093

Rev. Juan N. Tolliver

Jubilee Celebration..........8:00 am Church School...... 8:45 am Morn. Worship Services...10:00 am Pastor’s Bible Study... 7 pm Wed.


Enjoy “The Fullness of Him”

4202 South Westmoreland Road Dallas, Texas (214) 339-0400-Pastor’s Study (214) 339-0402-Church

Dr. Patrick R. Rucker


“Sensational” St. Paul AME Church “One Church two locations”

Sunday Morning Worship Experience Dr. Karry D. Wesley, Pastor


Services Sunday School......9:15 a.m. Morning Worship & Youth Church.....10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Class........7:30 p.m.

Rev. Darrell G. Caldwell, Sr.—Pastor 2406 Childs Street Dallas, Texas 75203 Phone: 214-948-9482 Fax: 214-948-7191 Email: Sunday Worship Services @ 8:30 am & 11:00 am Rev. Darrell G. Sunday School @ 9:45 am Caldwell Prayer & Bible Study - Wednesday @ 7:00 pm




CALL Marsalis Avenue Missionary Baptist Church 2723 S. Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-943-6007 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm Prayer/Praise Worship

Terry White Pastor/Teacher

Greater Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church 8350 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas 214-349-7701 7:30 am Early Morning Worship 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship




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Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Greater Fellowship C.O.G.I.C.

1636 Masters Drive Dallas, Texas, 75217 Phone: (972) 289 – 1190 Sunday School : - 8:30 Sunday Morning Worship: 10:00 am Weekly Bible Study: Mon. & Wed. 7:00 pm “Standing On The Word Of God” Joshua 1:8

6707 Boulder Dr. Dallas, Texas 75237 Ph: (972) 298-7780 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Sunday Morning Service 7:00 pm Evening Service 7:30 p.m.(Thurs.) Bible Study

“Where Unconditional Love is Expressed”

Episcopal Church


Presiding Elder Dallas/Ft. Worth Region Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

2920 Fordham Rd. Dr. David Wilson

1616 East Illinois Ave Dallas, Texas 75216


Rev. A. L. Banks

The Rock Of Salvation

Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church 4127 Biglow St. • Dallas, TX 75216 • 214-371-7275 B. T. U. - 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worshop - 11:00 a. m. Bible Time - 6:30 pm Wednesday Night - 8:00 p.m. Bible Study • Prayer Meeing Mission

Rev. Ricky Lawton

Dallas, Texas 214-428-3200 9:30 am Sunday School

Rev. S.T. Tuston

Pastor Tedrick J. Woods

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church 2251 El Paso Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 972-647-1445 9:00 am Sunday School Morning Worship 8 & 10:30 am 7 pm midweek

Rev. C.L. Taylor

2251 Lawrence

214-428-0462 8:00 & 10:00 am Worship


Sunday School 9:30am • Sunday Worship: 11:00 am

Tues. 8:00 pm • Fri Prayer 10:00 am Fri Worshop 8:00 pm

Rev. Elijah Kelley Eld. Lloyd T. Morgan, Sr.

Rev. H.L. Ward

Golden Chain Church

1910 N. St. Augustine Road Dallas, Texas 75217 Ph: (972) 285-6359

5023 Wadsworth Dallas, Texas

Early Morning Worship....7:45 A.M. Sunday School....9:30 A.M. New Member Orientation ... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .....10:40 A.M. Mon. Family Bible Study....7:15 A.M.

Sunday School 8 am

Church 214-372-0280

Rev. A.C. Toney, Pastor

“We’re not just a church but a ministry” 261 I-35 S. @ Beltline Rd. DeSoto, Texas 75115 Church: 972-230-3989 Pastor: 214-457-6883 Sunday Worship....10:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study....7:00 p.m. Saturday Prayer ... 10:00 A.M.

Evangelist Tweedy Thomas, Pastor

2206 Harlandale Ave. Dallas, TX 75216 Church: 213-372-3828 9:30 am - Sunday School 10:30 am - Sun. Morning Worship 6:00 pm - Wednesday Bible Service 11 am to 5 pm - Friday Counseling

Morning Worship 10 am Greater El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 1130 E. 9th St. Dallas, Texas 75203 (214) 946-9701 8:00 am Early Service 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service

Rev. B.L. Horn

Dr. William McNealy

Last Day Deliverance Revival Church

Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church

Dallas, Texas 75216

Rev. David H. Johnson

5738 Bon-Air • Dallas, TX 75241 • 214-371-1744

God Is Ministries

Rose of Sharon

9:30 am Sunday School

2217 56th Street Dallas, Texas 75241 Ph: (214) 374-6441 Fax: (214) 374-6490 9:30 am Sunday School 11: 00am Morning Worship

1605 Five Mile Dallas, Texas 75216 214-372-2323 Sunday School 8:30 am-9:15 am Sunday Worship 9:30 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm

Deliverance Chapel Church of God in Christ

Pleasant Zion Baptist Church

Mount Horeb Baptist Church 601 Kaufman St. Waxahachie, Texas 75165 972-937-6579 Sunday School....9:15 am Morning Worship...10:45 an Wednesday Night...7:00 pm Pastor Emeritus C. O. Smith

Rev. Ralph Whitehead

Primitive Baptist Church

3132 Lagow

Rev. Dr. W.C. Champion

Ph. (214) 372-9505

Good Shephard Baptist Church

Union Hope Institutional

Riverside Baptist Church

10:45 Sunday am Worship

Pastor Norris W. Booth

Dallas District Christian Methodist

Community Baptist

Missionary Baptist Church 2316 So. Denley Dr. Dallas, TX 75216 214-376-5970

Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Worship 11 am Bible Study - Wed- 7 pm

Rev. Kennon L. Tenison, Senior Pastor

Pastor W.J. Atkins

2847 S. Marsalis Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-948-1301 10:00 am - Sunday School 11:00 am - Sun. Morning Worship 7:30 pm - Sunday Night Worship 8:00 pm -Tues./Thurs. Worship Pastor Howard Durham

November 7, 2008



CALL Faith Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Sunday Church School.................. 9:00 am Morning Worship........................10:30 am Tues. Bible Class..............................6:00 pm Prayer Service..............................7:00 pm Rev. Stanley E. Smith Mission Study Classes...................7:45 pm

Rev. Joe Patterson

New Leaf Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. R. O. Moffett

New True Vine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. R. E. Price

6000 Singing Hills Dr. Dallas, Texas 75241 214-374-6631 Morning Worship 8:00 am & 10:15 am Sunday School........................9:00 am Lord’s Supper 1st Sunday ......6:00 pm Rev. C. J. R. Phillips Jr.

3711 Humphrey Dallas, Texas 75216 214-371-9935 9:45 am Sunday School 10:45 am Morning Worship

Full Gospel Holy Temple Church

New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

39727 LBJ Freeway Dallas, Texas 75237 972-572-FGHT (3448) 24 HOUR PRAYER LINE: 972-223-9898 Sunday School..........................9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship.............11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship................7:30 pm Tuesday..& Saturday........................8:00 pm visit our website

1430 N. Polk Street Desoto, Texas 75115 Ph: (469) 567-1602 Early Morning Worship - 8:00 am Sunday School - 9:45 am Morning Worship - 10:45 am Wed. Hour of Bible Study - 7:30 pm

Rev. Wendell Blair, Sr.

Rev. M. E. Sargent

10345 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, Texas 75229 214-351-6510 Sunday School....................... .9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship.......10:15 am Prayer Meeting.....................7:00 pm Bible Study...........................7:30 pm BTU (youth) Thursday............. 7:00 pm Dr. M. L. Curry, Pastor

Apostle Lobias Murray

The Lord Our Righteosness Ministries 603 E. Hwy 67 Ste 119 Duncanville, Texas 75137 214-772-5877 or 817-466-2870

Rev. Christopher T. Willis, Sr.

Thursday Night 7:00 p.m. Additional Information: A call for the morning and cunning women. Jeremiah 9:17 and, a call for the sons and daughters of Zion. “The city of Truth”

Bishop L. W. Bolton, Jr.

Restoring lives and giving hope to the “hopeless”

7407 Fox Crossing Court Dallas, Texas 75232 972-224-0271 Services Sunday Service......11:00 Pastor Michael and Sherry Perkins a.m. Wednesday Bible Class........7:30 p.m.

4122 Kilgore St. Dallas, TX 75212 214-630-3195 • 972-274-9911 Sunday Morning Service - 11:15 am Wed. Night Bible Study - 7:00 pm Saturday hour of Prayer - 10:00 E-mail - Supt. & Mrs. Howard E. Falls, Sr.

New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church “Christ-Centered, Faith-Driven, Holy Living” Would like to Congratulate Kedric L. McKnight, Senior Pastor And Chastity L. McKnight, First Lady On their First Pastor’s and Wife’s Anniversary

Prophetess, Felechia Jones, Apostle

New Restoration Church

Bibleway Church of God in Christ

Crest View Ministry of “Hope”

November 7, 2008

344 E. Saner Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: 214-946-9262 Sunday School............................ 9:15 am Sunday Morning Worship.............10:30 am Tues. Bible Band/Brotherhood Youth7:30 pm Thursday Prayer............................7:30 pm *Every Saturday “Bible Speaks” Eld. Robert L. Ashberry broadcast on 1040 AM radio at 3:45 pm

True Love Baptist Church

God’s “Exciting” Cathedral of Praise Baptist Church

True Gospel Ministries

Come worship with us, A minstry of caring

Steven Temple C.O.G.I.C.

St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church

2210 Pine Street Dallas, Texas 75212 214-421-4119 Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Worship 10:45 am

1734 E. Ann Arbor Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 214-371-1349 214-371-0100 (Fax) Formally True Gospel MBC Sunday School...8:15 am Morning Worship...10 am 1st & 3rd Tuesday Word Explosion..7pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday Bible Study ..7 pm 2nd & 4th Saturday Evangelism Outreach


9550 Shepherd Road Dallas, Texas 75243 Ph: 214-341-6459 Early Morning Worship................. 7:30 am Sunday School..............................9:00 am Sunday Morn. Worship................10:30 pm Bible Class..................................6:00 pm Prayer and Bible Study...................7:45 am

Greater New Zion Baptist Church

6728 Altaire Street Dallas, Texas 214-375-6504 Sunday School - 9:15 am Morning Worship - 10:35 am Evening Worship 7:30 pm A Church Where The Bible is Our Guide


New Mount Zion Baptist Church

4205 Robinson Road/P.O. Box 540515 Grand Prairie, Texas 75054 972-642-9125

“Turning over a new leaf” 5044 Veterans Drive Dallas, Texas 75241 214-372-3200 (Church) Sunday School 9:45 am Morning Worship 11:00 am 1st Sunday Lord’s Supper 6:00 pm Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm


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2949 E. Kiest Blvd Suite J Dallas, TX 75206 Church: 214-946-2989 Sunday School: 10:00 am Morning Worship: 11:00 am

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church 1101 Sabine Dallas, Texas 75203 Church: 214-943-8295 Pastor: 214-942-7474

Sunday School: 9:30 am Morning Worship: 10:30 am

September 14, 2008 @ 3:00 PM

Rev. B. R. Williams

St. John Missionary Baptist Church 1701 W. Jefferson Street Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 972-264-1483 Sunday Worship....7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 10:00 am

St. John Baptist Church North “Family Fellowship” 2805 Market Loop, Suite #300 Southlake, Texas 817-488-2114 Sunday Worship.....10:00 am

One Church Two Locations

3317 Morris Street Dallas, Texas 75212 214.638.0918 Sunday School 9:00 AM Morning Worship Service – 10:30 AM “from 4 to 104 + in less than one year”

Rev. Vincent Parker, Pastor

Dr. C. B. T. Smith Retired Rev. Denny D. Davis, Pastor




CALL Greater Allen Temple AME Church 3550 Gilbert Rd. Grand Prairie, TX 972-790-0432 972-313-8924 Fax Email: 9:00am Sunday School Sunday Service 10:30 am

Rev. Samuel Baker

Rev. J. J. Raven

1323 S. Ewing Dallas, Texas 75216 214-942-4643 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 7 - 8 Wednesday Bible Study

Dallas, Texas 75216 214-941-5224

6332 Bonnie view Rd. Dallas, Texas 75241 214-225-2703 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Children’s Church 1st, 2nd, 4th Sunday.10:30 a.m.

Dr. Aaron Phillips

Tuesday Bible Study................7:30 p.m. Prayer & Praise Family Night............7:00 p.m.

Church Of The Living God

Chapel Crest Baptist Church

3711 Biglow Dallas, Texas 214-374-5485 9:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Worship 7:00 pm Wed. Bible Study/Worship

Dallas, Texas 75203 Ph: 214-941-7679

Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Mid-Week Service: 7: 30 p.m. Transportation Available!!

Rev. Chris J. Evans

Greater Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church “Church of Love” 4807 BurnsideDallas, Texas 75216 Ch: 214-371-7026

Rev. Shank Robinson

Office: 214-375-0062

Sunday School: 9:00 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am Tuesday Bible Sudy: 7:30 pm


Rev. Steven C. Jones

Neighborhood House of Prayer

Rev. Lelious Johnson, Pastor

1111 E. Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75241 214-372-4411 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Rev. Cecil Proctor

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 7905 Hume

Sunday School 9:30 am

Dallas, Texas 75227

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Bishop Harold Edwards

Wednesday Praise, Prayer & Bible Study

7:15 pm

Rev. Rickye L. Scott

Rev. Paul E. Walker

Greater Shiloh Baptist Church 4010 Sunnyvale Street Dallas, Texas 75216 • 214-371-2262 Sunday School .......9:00 am Morning Worship...11:00 am BTU .......................6:00 am Wed. Prayer & Teaching ... 7:00 pm Rev. S. L. Johnson Saturday Outreach 10:00 am

220 S. Marsalis Dallas, Texas 75216 Sunday School..............................7:30 am Sunday Morning Worship............10:00 am Tuesday Bible Band.......................7:30 am Friday Pastoral Teaching................7:30 pm Sunday Radio Broadcast...............8:30 am “Come Worship at the Home of The Saints”

Bishop J. Neaul Haynes


Calvary-Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church

P 214-375-4876 - F 214-375-1920

Sunday School.......9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship.....11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Prayer........6:00 pm.

Darrell W. Pryor, Pastor

3700 Simpson Stewart Road Dallas, Texas 75241 972-225-1704 Sunday Services: Intercessory Prayer..........7:30-8:10 am Early Worship.........................8:00 am Church School........................9:30 am Morning Worship..................10:50 am NBC.......................................6:00 pm

Dr. S.C. Nash, Pastor

Third Avenue Missionary Baptist Church

“The Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church 6550 Houston School Road Dallas, Texas 75241 Phone: 214-375-5952 Early Worship ................8:00 am Sunday School....................9:30 am Morning Worship..............10:45 am Wed. Night Breakthrough....7:00 pm

Church: 214-275-4989 Mount Tabor Baptist Church

Saintsville Church of God and Christ

4360 Kollock Dr. Dallas, TX 75216 214-375-5190 Fax: 214-372-1620


Rev. Lee Craig

2629 Morrell Ave.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Bertrain Bailey

Church Phone: 214-339-9554 Fax: 214-337-7626

Early Morning Worship........8:00 a.m. Sunday School........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship............10:30 a.m.

9:30 am Sunday School


1711 Reynoldston Lane Dallas, Texas 75232

1600 Pear Street Dallas, Texas 75215 Ph: 214-421-3741 Fax: 214-421-3926

1519 Denley Drive

Sunday School.......9:30 AM Morning Worship............ 11:00 AM

Metropolitan Baptist Church “Where we walk by faith, not by sight, joyfully doing the Lord’s work serving the community,” II Cor 5: 7

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church

10:45 am Worship


New Unity Baptist Church

Greater Progressive Baptist Church 1966 Life Street Dallas, Texas 75212 214-630-8637 10:45 am Worship 9:45 am Sunday School


Ewing Avenue Baptist Church

Wednesday Service:

12pm Senior Ministry/Noon Prayer 6 pm Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm Bible Study


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“The Church With the 20/20 Vision”

Dr. H.E. Anderson, Sr.,

2408 Hatcher Street Dallas, Texas 75215 Church: 214-428-3695 Sunday School..........................9:15 am Morning Worship.....................10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 pm Radio Broadcast: M - F 12:30 pm on KGGR

Rev. Michael D. Pryor

Totally Committed Progressive

4703 Sunnyvale Dallas, Texas 75216 Church Phone: 214-371-3581 Rev. J.H. Moore, Jr., Pastor

2403 Harlandale Dr. Dallas, TX 75216 Ch 214-374-0977 • C 214-864-0470 Sunday School........ 10:00am Morning Worship........... 11:15am Tues Bible Study............. 8:00pm Thurs Joy Night.............. 8:00pm


November 7, 2008



CALL Shekinah Tabernacle Baptist Church

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

2109 Beckley Dallas, Texas 214-942-2227 8:30 am Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service

8015 Blossom Lane Dallas, Texas 75227 214-388-1200

Carver Heights Baptist Church “A going Church for a Coming Christ” 2510 E. Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-371-2024 Sunday School......9:30 a.m. Morn. Worship...8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Tues. Noonday Bible Study Wed. Prayer/Bible Study....7:00 p.m.


Rev. A. D. Smith

R. L. Washington

Rev. Johnnie R. Bradley

1819 N. Washington Dallas, TX Ph: 214-823-7308 8:00 am First Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Second Worship

Rev. Curtis Wallace

November 7, 2008

Dallas, Texas 75232 972-228-5200 Sun. Morn. Services 8am&10:45am Wed. Bible Study 12 Noon & 7pm

Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III

14120 Noel Road Dallas, Texas 75240 972-239-1120 Church 972-239-5925 Fax Worship Services 8 & 10:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday 12 noon prayer

Rev. Michael R. Hubbard Sr., Pastor

Ervay Cedar Missionary Baptist Church 2837 Prosperity Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: (214) 376-2447 8:45 am - Sunday School 10:00 am - Morning Worship Dr. T.L. Brown, Pastor 5:00 pm- B.T.U.

1000 East Redbird Lane Dallas, Texas 214-371-9228 8:00 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 Sunday School Sunday Early Worship....8:00 a.m. Morning Worship .... 10:45 p.m. Tuesday Youth Choir...7:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting .....7:00 p.m Wed. Bible Study Class.....7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For Prayer:

Rev. Jerome E. McNeil, Jr. Ph D.

New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church “Where Friendship Is Real & The Ministry Is The Word”

2419 Metropolitan Avenue Dallas, Texas 75215 Church: 214-421-7211 Fax: 214-565-1530 Pastor’s Office: 214-421-8272 Caregiver’s Office: 214-565-1147

Sunday School....9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .... 11:00 A.M. Mon.-Christian Education...7:00 pm Wed. Prayer Meeting ....7:30 P.M. Bishop Ray Campbell

5707 Bonnie View Road Dallas, Texas 75241 214-376-5846 8:00 am Early Worship 11:00 am Worship

Rev. Johnny A. McGee, Pastor Rev. J. E. Mitchell

2335 56th Street Dallas, Texas 75241

Rev. Carlton Garrett

Concord Missionary Baptist Church 6808 Boulder Dallas, Texas 75237 214-331-8522 8:00 am & 11:00 am Worship

Rev. Freddie Cheatum

Greater Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church

Lords Missionary Baptist Church 6722 Bexar Street Dallas, Texas 214-428-5459 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Ph: (214) 823-1018 Fax: (214) 824-3813

Bon Air Baptist Church

2020 W. Wheatland

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

5144 Dolphin Rd. Dallas, Texas 75223

Ideal Pentecostal

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Friendship West Baptist Church Rev. Daryl Carter, Pastor

2415 Ann Arbor Dallas, Texas 214-374-3639 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church

Temple of Faith Christian Chapel C.M.E. Church

Greater Bethelehem Baptist Church 4401 Spring Ave. @ Foreman St. Dallas, Texas 75210 Church (214) 421-1800 Worship Services: Sunday School....9:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 A.M Wednesday Praise & Prayer Rev. Terry Walker Service/Bible Study...7-8 P.M.

1114 Comal Street Dallas, Texas 75203 214-946-3581 8:00 am Early Morning Worship 9:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service


Little Friendship Baptist Church

New Greater Emanuel Baptist Church 2554 Ann Arbor Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: (214) 376-2873 Sunday School............9:45 am Morning Praise..........11:00 am Children’s Church......11:30 am BTU.............................6:30 pm Mon. Youth Mission ....7:00 pm Tues. Men’s Ministry ....7:00 pm Fri. Singles/Family Ministry 7:30 pm

Rev. Alfred Stapleton


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Church: 214-374-4759 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Wed Bible Study Thurs. Night - Choir Rehearsal/Usher 7:00 pm Fri. Men’s Night Out Rev. Fred Conwright

Mt. Pisgah M.B.C. “THE ROCK” 11611 Webb Chapel Rd. Dallas, Tx. 75229 Worship Services..7:45 & 11 am Sunday School...9:45 am Wed. Bible Study 12 pm & 7 pm Office...972-241-6151 Fax...972-243-5279 Music Ministry...972-241-5985 Prayer Line...972-243-2037 Office Hours... Mon. & Fri...9 am - 3 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs...9 am - 6 pm

Greater Emanuel Baptist Church 2110 E. 11th St. Dallas, Texas 75203 214-942-0218 9:00 a.m........Sunday School 7:45 a.m. & 10:00 a.m...Morning Worship Rev. Bryan Carter

6:30 p.m....Wed. Prayer/Bible Study

Rev. Burley Hudson

Pastor: Rev. Robert Townsend




CALL New Birth Baptist Church




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Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church

Bethesda Baptist Church

444 West Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75224 214-374-0828 Early Morning Worship ........7:50 am Sunday School ....................9:30 am Morning Worship ...............10:30 am Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.

Rev. George Pryor

Beginners Baptist Church 3610 Hancock Dallas, Texas 75210 214-428-2083 Sunday School.....10:00 am Morning Worship.... 11:00 am BTU.......9:30 am

Rev. K.D. Pace

401 N. Waterford Oaks Dr Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 Church 972-283-1449 Fax: 214-645-0078 Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. Call to Worship.... 10:45 AM Wed. Prayer Service......7:30 P.M. Church Motto: “Share Jesus, so people will know Him”

Pastor Patrick LeBlanc

Bonnie View Christian Church 4861 Bonnie View at Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75216 Church 214-376-8514 Sunday School......8:30 A.M Call To Worship... 10:00 A.M. Wed. Prayer Service & Bible Class..7:30 P.M. Dwayne E. Rodgers, Sr. Pastor

2018 S. Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 214-943-3579 Early Morning Worship......8:00 a.m. Sunday School..........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 am

1222 Red Bird Lane Dallas, Texas Church: 214-376-1534 Sunday School ....9:20 a.m. Worship Service......10:45 a.m. Rev. Anthony B. Nolan, Sr., Pastor

C.C. Robertson

1051 West Wintergreen Rd. Lancaster, Texas 75134 972-227-1400 Sunday School ......................9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship .......9:00 am Sunday Bible Class ................6:30 pm Sunday Night..........................7:30 pm

Faithful Missionary Baptist Church

Community West Baptist Church

6255 Bonnie View Rd. Dallas, Texas 972-225-7381 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Worship

3702 Toronto Dallas, Texas 214-920-2473

Rev. N. C. Sargent

Little Flock Baptist Church

Rev. Louis E. Laurent

Shekinah Glory Community Church 515 West Center Street Duncanville, Texas 75138 Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Tues. Intercessory Prayer....6:30 p.m. Tues. Bible Enrichment....7:30 p.m. Ph: (972) 780-8133

E-mail: Bishop R.L. Etheridge,II Pastor

2651 Gooch Street Dallas, Texas 75241 Church 214-376-0354 Sunday Inter. Prayer.....8 A.M.-9 A.M. Sunday School......9:15-10:50 A.M Sunday Morning Worship... 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship...6:00 P.M.

Rev. Kedrion Bailey

1403 Morrell 214-946-4522 9:15 am Sunday School 7:45 am Early Worship

Rev. C.C. Boyce

6:00 pm 1st Sun. Gospel Explosion

Dr. David Henderson

New El Bethel Baptist Church 2023 Mouser Street

(214) 946-3584 Early Morning Penacost ....8:00AM Sunday School.....9:25 AM Mountain top Experience ....11:00 AM

Rev. J.L. Rainbolt

Dr. Timothy J. Brown, Pastor

Wed. Nite Bible Study........7:00 PM

Zion Temple Church of God in Christ 4204 Frank Street Dallas, Texas 75210 Ph: (214) 426-5231

Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Morning Worship........11:15 a.m. Y.P.W.W..............6:45 p.m. Elder Glenn Tatum, Sr. Pastor

Egypt Chapel Baptist Church 1122 Hutchins Rd. - Dallas, Tx 75203 (214) 842-0133 Sunday School...........................9:15 am Morning Worship..........7:30 & 10:30 am Wed. Nite Bible Study and Prayer Meeting........................7:00 pm Thurs. Morn. Bible Study.........10 am TheChurch where everybody is somebody and the Lord is magnified

“A Christ Centered Church” 4420 Bonnie View Road Dallas, Texas Church: 214-375-1430 9:45 am - Sunday School 11:00 am - Morning Services 7:00 pm - Mid-week Wed. Services 1st Friday Family Fellowship 7:00 pm

Dallas, Texas 75203

Open Door Church of God In Christ

705 E. Aimee Street Forney, Texas Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. Morning Worship....10:45 A.M. Wed. Prayer Meeting/Bible Study..7:15 P.M.


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Rev. Michael L. Smith, Pastor

Greater Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

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Bexar Street Baptist Church

2948 Singleton Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75241 Church: 214-631-2226 Sunday School.....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.10:45 a.m. Evening Worship...7:00 p.m.

Dallas Christian Hope Baptist Church

Paradise Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. John Morris, Jr.

G. Christopher Bates Pastor

Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church

St. Mark AME Zion Church 2311 E. Illinois Ave. Dallas, TX 75216 214-376-7750 Fax 214-376-2485 Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 11 am Prayer Meeting Tues 12 - Wed 6 pm Sat 8 am - Sun 9 am “You Must Be Born Again”

1406 Nomas St Dallas, Texas 75212 Office 214-742-2033 Revivalist-Evangelist Sun School 9:30 Morning Worship 11 am Bible Study Wed 7 pm

Eld. Wallace M. Holyfield

Evening Worship.........8:15p.m.

Israel Baptist Church 2023 West Davis Street Dallas, Texas 75208 Ph: (214) 942-7535 Sunday School....9:45 A.M.

Rev. Tommy C. McGee Senior Pastor

Morning Worship .... 11:00 A.M. Wed Bible Study ...6:30 P.M.

Rev. C.C. Morgan

November 7, 2008

OBITUARIES Henry H. Pleasant Henry H. Pleasant 1924-2008 SPRINGFIELD H e n r y H e r m a n Pleasant, 84, of 158 Oak Grove Avenue, departed this life on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Bay State Medical Center. Born and educated in Bay Minette, Alabama, he was the tenth of eleven children born to Canzetta (Cobbs) Pleasant and Frank Pleasant Sr. After graduation from Douglasville High School, he joined the U. S. Army and became a decorated serviceman during World War II. He met and married the love of his life, Olivia (Bell) Pleasant and together they raised six phenomenal children. Henry worked for many years at Yale Genton as a professional tailor. His love of dressing well and his keen sensibility for accuracy and precision earned him the nickname, "Mr. G. Q." He was the former President of Union

of Needle trades, Industrial and Textile employees, AFL-CIO, CLC. He was also an avid fisherman and baseball fan. Predeceased by his beloved wife Olivia, and three children, Warren, Roderick, and Delphine, he is survived by two sons Gary Pleasant and Milton Pleasant; a daughter Rev. Dr. Cellastine Bailey; a brother Frank Pleasant Jr.; 12 grandchildren including Alonzo whom he raised as a son; and one great-grandchild. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 90 Carew Street. Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Thursday followed by interment in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Harrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Anthony J. Stadberry Anthony Sadberry is a native of Burleson County, Texas who was born in a rural area outside the county seat, Caldwell, where he is a fourth generation Texas landowner and maintained a domicile there. Anthony Sadberry attended public school in Burleson County until the family moved temporarily to Houston at the beginning of his senior year, where he graduated in 1968 with honors from North Shore Senior High School in the Galena Park Independent School District. He attended Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, where he was elected President of the Student Body. He also attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was elected Vice President of the Student Body and graduated with honors in 1972 with a BS in Science. TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION

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