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Raising Godly Children in Godless Times Exodus 2:1-2:10 1.�Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, 2.and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with Henry Nelson tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.� 5 Then Pharaoh's daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. 6. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said.7.Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?" 8 "Yes, go," she answered. And the girl went and got the baby's mother. 9 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you." So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew

older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "I drew him out of the water." These days some mothers and fathers wonder whether anything they do is working to raise their children. Not only do we face financial insecurity, there is a moral crisis of monumental proportions, where people define their own morality, and our children are more confused than ever about what is right and wrong. The question is: How do you raise kids in times like these? How do we raise secure children in times of insecurity? How do we raise Godly children in godless times? Well, there is a mother in the Bible who did just that. Her country’s ruler had just adopted a program of infanticide to eliminate her entire race. They were slaves in a foreign land, and the king had decreed that every baby boy be thrown into the river. Those were scary times. And yet, a slave mother found a way to raise a son whose impact on this world is still being felt today nearly 3500 years later. How did she do it? Exodus 2:1-2 says,� Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.� Amen! Despite the king’s decree, and at the risk of her own life, she hid her baby boy for three months. Now, the Hebrew word for “hid� sug-

gests the hiding of treasure. In other words, the boy’s mother “treasured� her son. She was going to give him every opportunity to survive and thrive even if it meant losing her own life. That is what we must do if we want to raise godly children in a godless age. We must treasure our children. We must value them more than a bigger house, more than a more affluent life, more than even our own lives. Now, you are not often called upon to give your lives for your children all at once. You are, more often than not, called upon to give your lives for our children in little pieces at a time. Rather than taking that 2nd job so you can get a nicer car, you invest that time to listen to a child, to play with a child, or to be there when they hit their first home run. Recently, Joel my youngest son now in college, said to me, “I’m glad you were there for my football games, my basketball games and my track meets. Some of my friends in school did not have that, and I feel sorry for them.� You see, a child needs to feel treasured if he or she is going to thrive in a world that just wants to knock them down. My son felt valued. He felt treasured. That is what our children need if they’re going to survive and thrive in an uncertain world. If we want to raise godly children in a godless age, then 1st of all, we must treasure our children. 2nd, You must care for your children. You

must provide for their well-being and do what we can to protect them. That is what the mother in Exodus 2:3, “But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.� The king had dictated that all baby boys be thrown into the Nile River. Well, that’s exactly what this clever mother did. Only, she did it in such a way as to ensure his wellbeing, not his death. Exodus 2:7 “Then his sister�, the baby’s sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?� Exodus 2:8 “Yes, go,� she answered. And the girl went and got the baby’s mother. As planned. No doubt, the mother had told her daughter what to do when someone found the basket. Now, she can legally care for her own son and even get paid for it! God is certainly at work here, but so is mom. She did everything she could to prepare for her child’s well-being. That is what mothers must do today. A famous mother once said, “If it was going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called labor.� It takes a lot of hard work to be a good mother, but it is worth it. Are you there to hold a child’s hand? I hope so, because if you are going to raise godly chil-

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Our Sunday school lesson titled, "A Faithful Community" Colossians 1: 1-14, the lesson high points were, 'How to stay connected to the power of God, knowing the source of God's power and sharing the gospel with others." Dr. Johnny King delivered the morning message titled, "Peace In Troubled Times" John 14: 1-6, his high points were, "Don't be trouRev. Johnny King bled, in my father's house is all that I need and knowing who to believe in." Evangelist Brenda Haynes from Rejoicing Tabenacle COGIC was our night speaker. The Women of Excellence will present their annual Summer Conference beginning on Wednesday (5/12) through Friday (5/14) nightly at 07:30 and will conclude on Sunday (5/16) at 03:00 and our guest will be rev. L. T. Morgan and Union Hope Baptist Church

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By Imani Evans Special to Texas Publishers Association The never-ending battle over historical memory has become a high-profile tableau in Texas. On May 21, the 15-member State Board of Education will be making its final vote on revised social studies standards that will largely determine what students will be taught about U.S. history—including such hotly contested issues as civil rights, the Great Society, anticommunism, and the separation of church and state—for the next 10 years. What has made this round of revisions a national story is the unabashed efforts of the seven-member bloc of Republicans on the Board to rewrite history with a decidedly conservative spin. “[The proposed standards] serve a two-fold purpose,” said Texas NAACP President Gary Bledsoe. “One is to minimize Blacks and Latinos, their accomplishments, their efforts, even suggesting that the successes that minorities have had is a result of white benevolence rather than minority agitation.” “The other part is that what they’re proposing would brainwash students. They’re adopting a curriculum that would teach individuals that the Republican philosophy is the proper philosophy in that they should become Republican.” The NAACP has been one among a handful of organizations—others include LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens), the National Alliance for Education, and the American G.I. Forum—fighting a rear guard action against the impending

changes through impassioned testimony at Board hearings and efforts to mobilize their members statewide. When implemented, the standards will dictate to textbook publishers what their books must contain in order to be adopted in the huge Texas market. And as far as textbooks are concerned, what happens in Texas doesn’t stay in Texas. Since Texas is one of a few states that purchases textbooks as a state rather than leaving it up to local districts (and the secondlargest after California), there is a strong economic incentive for publishers to skew the content of their books—even those that will be sold in other states— toward what will find favor in the Lone Star State. The process began in January with the assignment of each grade level to teams of writers comprised mainly of subject matter experts. Once it began to appear, however, that the writing teams’ work would not sufficiently conform to the wishes of the conservative bloc, the faction, led by Don McLeroy of Bryan-College Station, began to take a more active role in shaping the final product. McLeroy, elected to the Board in 1998 and serving as chair from July 2007 until May 2009, describes his mission as one of advocating for “accurate, balanced, and unbiased” history, even as he allows that people may respectfully disagree on what counts as “accurate” history. However, in a quote given in a recent article in Washington Monthly, McLeroy is less coy about what

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Mothers: What Would We Do Without Them? By: Lola Searcy This coming Sunday, May 9th Mothers all over the United States, will celebrate Mother’s Day. Did you ever wonder when and where this Mother’s Day tradition begins? Well, I’m glad you asked. Here is a brief history of the tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States of America.

observance that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

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In the United States Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. The First observance of Mother’s Day was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1907, it is based on suggestions by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 and Anna Jarvis in 1907. Although it wasn’t celebrated in the U.S. until 1908, there were days honoring mothers even in the days of ancient Greece. In those days, however, it was Rhea, the Mother of the gods that was given honor. In the U.S., in 1908 Anna Jarvis, from Grafton, West Virginia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day on the anniversary of her mother’s death. A memorial service was held there on May 10, 1908, and in Philadelphia the following year where Jarvis moved.

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an adult, I’m glad my Mother taught me to respect myself and others. There have been soo many times in my life when I was alone and hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles away from home and I can hear my Mother’s voice saying, “Wherever you go, take the Lord along with you.� She dressed my 7 other sisters

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Many other countries of the world celebrate their own Mother’s Day at different times throughout the year. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia and Belgium celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, as in the United States. So, when I started to write this article, I started to think about all the things that make mothers special. I started to think about all the things my mother has shared with me over the years. You know how Mothers have a way of doing and

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and my brother every Sunday morning and she and my father took us all to Sunday school, and that’s why I love and enjoy Sunday school to this day! And talk about sparing the rod and spoiling the child! There was no shortage of rods, Mothers, Continues on Page 6

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saying things like only Mothers can? Here are just a few of the amazing, hilarious, but true things my mother, told me: Always treat others the way you would like to be treated! Wherever you go, take the Lord along with you! Love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul and strength! God don’t like ugly and he don’t smile on beauty! Spare the rod, you spoil the child. (It’s something growing that will stop all of that!) Do good and good will always follow you! You are the only person who can make you happy! Your word is your bond! You’re never too old to go to Sunday school! Serving the Lord will pay off after while! You’re never too old to work on God’s program! There’s nobody like Jesus! I never really understood those little “nuggets� of wisdom my mother shared with me growing up, but now that I am




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Debate, Continued from Page 3 he himself considers unbiased history: "But we are a Christian nation founded on Christian principles. The way I evaluate history textbooks is first I see how they cover Christianity and Israel. Then I see how they treat Ronald Reagan–he needs to get credit for saving the world from communism and for the good economy over the last twenty years because he lowered taxes." Among the tangible results of the McLeroy view of history, according to critics: a retelling of the story of civil rights as being less about minority struggle and more about the generosity of whites; relegation of Thomas Jefferson to the margins because of his views on church-state separation; an attempt to rehabilitate the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy; and inclusion of language alluding to the “unintended consequences” of LBJ’s Great Society. “These subjective, biased revisions turn the very notion of civil rights on its head, ignoring the clear historical record of organizing by women and ethnic minorities to gain equal rights in the face of majority opposition,” said the NAFE in a letter to the Board. “It would be an insult to those Americans who sacrificed so much–in some cases, their lives–for the cause of civil rights to present this skewed view of history in our public school class-

rooms.” Amendments to the curriculum proposed by the Board’s minority members such as Mavis B. Knight of Dallas and Latina Mary Helen Berlanga have been repeatedly stymied by party-line votes, leading Knight to charge the Board’s conservative members with subordinating history to their own ideological agenda. Berlanga’s unsuccessful effort to increase the number of Latino role models in the curriculum reportedly led her to storm out of the Board’s March 12 meeting. “What is at stake is that our youth are going to be put so far behind the curve when we allow the [Board] to record as they would like it to have been rather than the way it was,” said San Antonio NAACP president Marvinette Smith, a co-signer of the NAFE letter. In theory, textbook publishers could produce one textbook for Texas, and another for everyone else. But this usually proves too costly in practice. And California, the one state large enough— and liberal enough—to counterbalance Texas, has put off purchasing new textbooks until 2014 because of its budget woes. In other words, what happens on May 21 will likely make a large—and irreversible—splash in the contentious waters of history teaching in Texas and beyond.


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New Every Morning God loved us so much that He gave His Son as a sacrifice for our sin, that through faith we might be brought back into a full and intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father for all eternity. I think we often forget the magnitude of this love: we were dead and He provided us a way to live! God has expressed His absolute love and c o m p a s s i o n through the forgiveness found in Jesus Christ. This forgiveGeraldine ness is total and Davidson-Hooker complete for those who believe. When we place our trust in Jesus, we are washed clean - we become "a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17). And we continue to be washed clean "every morning." We all have days when our sinful nature wins a battle and we stumble. We have a day when our anger, pride, fear, or lust is brought to the surface and we "do what we do not want to do" (Romans 7:16). We may need to seek forgiveness and earn back trust from those we've hurt, but God's forgiveness and love is free for the asking; "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins" (1 John 1:9). We may lose some of the battles, but through Jesus, the war has been won. Since we have been washed clean, and continue to be washed clean, we must stop walking as though we are still soiled. We are children of God and in the process of being conformed to the likeness of His Son. This process of growth and maturity - the process of victorious transformation must continue each and every morning. We must shed the heavy burdens of past failures (and the fear of future disappointments) and walk in the freshness of His forgiveness. Is our relationship with God fresh and new? Do we still comprehend the magnitude of love encompassed in the gift of forgiveness? Or have we grown complacent and cold? When the last time was our love for God was so fresh on our heart that we couldn't help but say THANK YOU!? We are invited to a relationship with our Heavenly Father; an intimate relationship which involves loving and being loved; a relationship which allows us to walk in victory for His glory and to be guided by the power of His Spirit. Let's give Him our all and receive His all in return. Let's rise up in His strength and determine to make our relationship of love new every morning.


Children, Continued from Page 2 dren in godless times, then 1st, we must treasure our children; 2nd, you must care for our children. And 3rd, you must teach your children. You must instruct our children in the basic principles of God’s word. You must train them to follow the god of their fathers and mothers. Mothers teach their children so much through life. One man said, "My mother taught me to stand firm: "You will sit there until all that spinach is finished." My mother taught me contortions: "Have you seen the dirt on the back of your neck?" My mother taught me about weather: "Looks as if a tornado swept through your room." My mother taught me the circle of life: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out." My mother taught me about behavior programming: "Stop acting like your father!" My mother taught me about envy: "There are millions of less fortunate children who do not have parents like yours!" Mothers teach their children so much. But we must not neglect to teach them to know God. We must not wait to begin their spiritual training. Like the little boy in Exodus 2, while children are still nursing, they can learn so much that will carry them through well into their adult years. Several mothers once gathered to discuss at what age they should begin to train their children. One said, “I think you should begin at three.” Then an old, gray-haired mother rose to her feet and said, “I will tell you when you ought to begin. Twenty years before the birth of the child. Give it a good mother, and then you need

not worry about its training.” How right she is! More is caught than taught anyway. Children do not listen to what you say as much as they see what we do. So first of all, set a good example for your children. “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” If you want to raise godly children in godless times, 1st, you must treasure your children; 2nd, you must care for your children; and 3rd, you must teach your children. Finally, you must release them into the Lord’s care. At some point, you must let your children go and you must trust god to guide and direct them. That is what the mother in Exodus 2 did. Exodus 2:10 says, “When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. So she called his name Moses. Moses saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.” Amen! Imagine what went through that mother’s heart when she turned her two or three-yearold boy over to Pharaoh’s daughter. He had just been weaned, and now he goes to live in a stranger’s home, the home of a foreigner, and the home of one of her oppressors. The Egyptian woman names the boy, because he belongs to her now. The Hebrew mother no longer has any control. But God is in control. In fact, He had been in control all along. He arranged for Pharaoh’s daughter to take a bath that morning. He arranged for Pharaoh’s daughter to find the basket. He arranged for Pharaoh’s daughter to pity the boy. Now, God is arranging to train Moses to lead a great nation.

Do you know what God was doing here? He was preparing Moses to lead a great nation not the Egyptians, but the Hebrews. Through Hatshepsut, God prepared Moses to organize and lead a nation of 2 million Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land. But in order for that to happen, Moses’ mother had to let him go. Moses’ mother had to release him into God’s care. That is what you must do with your children, as well. There comes a point where you must literally let them go; you must release them no longer under your control, so they can be all that God wants them to be. You see, when parents hang on to their children too long, it never works out. When parents try to dominate and control their children, especially when they are young adults, it always gets ugly. So, more than anything, at the appropriate time, let your children go. Release them into God’s care, so God can have His way with them. Children grow up to become responsible young adults, who must choose their own way. But I can almost guarantee that if you try to control and manipulate our children, they WILL rebel. It is only when you let them go, it’s only when you release them to God’s care, that they are free to follow God’s leading if they so choose. Mother’s If you want to raise godly children in godless times, you must treasure them; you must care for them; you must teach them; and finally, you must release them into God’s care. Happy Mother’s Day! Amen!

Mothers, Continued from Page 4 extension cords, switches (the something growing that will stop all that) in our house. She still says that today! I am glad my parents, my Mother insisted that I work in Church no matter how old I am. I have always participated in some form or fashion on God’s program. I still do it today! I’ll sing on the Easter program; the Christmas program on whatever program because serving the Lord is paying off right now! My word is my bond is the reason I stay up late working on articles and assignments! And lastly one of the things she told me that I will surely never, ever forget is there is nobody like Jesus. So, this Sunday, May 9th many of us will sit down to a home cooked meal, some take their Mother out to her favorite restaurant (cook for your Mother, don’t take her to a restaurant, unless you can’t cook); our family’s favorite restaurant is our Mother’s kitchen. Some of you will take her shopping and buy her something really nice. Whatever you do this Mother’s Day, if you are blessed to have a Mother like I have, (that’s her on the picture) take time to say, “Thank you” to show and tell her just how much you Love her. I remember as a child, I bought my Mother this picture frame with the inscription on it, “God could not be everywhere so he created Mothers.” We all know that is not true, but who better to fill in for him?! So, to answer the question: Mothers: What would we do without them? NOTHING! Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mothers from Dr. William “Bill” Blair and the entire Elite News Staff! Enjoy your special day!

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A TRIBUTE TO GOLDEN AGE MOTHERS ON MOTHER’S DAY Our faces are wrinkled, our hair has turned gray. But our souls are renewed day by day Our outer eyes are growing very dim, But our inner eyes are focused on Him (Jesus)

PepsiCo and Paul Quinn College Celebrate the Seeding of a New Enterprise With the Inauguration of an On-campus Urban Farm On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., PepsiCo and Paul Quinn College hosted an inauguration of their new fully operational, sustainably maintained farm, located at Paul Quinn College’s former football field. PepsiCo’s Food for Good Farm at Paul Quinn College taught principles not only of biology and botany, but also of social enterprise.

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Quinn College and PepsiCo are collaborating on a fully operational urban farm that emphasizes sustainable growing practices, environmental stewardship and community engagement. Paul Quinn College is developing an innovative curriculum that will integrate the farm into its academic program, teaching principles not only of biology and botany, but also of social enterprise. In addition, PepsiCo is working with the college to develop farm-related businesses such as farm stands that will give low-income communities access to fresh produce.

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Our children, they are all grown and gone But on Mother’s Day they return home Cooking good food and cleaning the house well Such an aroma, I did’nt say we could’nt smell.


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C OMMUNITY C ALENDAR Happy Birthday to Sonja Blair, May 2 – Muriel Hatcher, May 3 - Brian & Brandon Blair, May 7; Rose Mary Fullylove - May, 26 - 56; Carolyn Chambers - May 20 ATTENTION – CALLING ALL FORMER URBAN LEAGUERS: The Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas will celebrate the National Urban League 100th anniversary this year with activities throughout the year. If you are an Urban League member, former employee, member of the Board of Trustees, Guild or Young Professionals, please email your name, to number phone and address or call (214) 9154632 and leave your name and phone number. We would like to include you in the Urban League 100th Anniversary celebrations. Summer Cultural Enrichment Camp All Day, Monday - Thursday, 8 weeks Includes breakfast and lunch - Only $65 per week. TeCo's highly successful summer theater camp has a proven track record. Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Cultural Enrichment Camp at the Bishop Arts Theater Center beginning June 7 through July 30, Monday through Activities include Thursday, 7AM - 5PM. training in: theatre, dance elements, visual arts, literary workshops, "Grooming the Artist" workshops and much more! The camp will culminate with a production by the students. Only ages 6 - 17 year olds accepted. Tuition includes breakfast and lunch. Only 50 applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis - ONLY 20 SLOTS AVAILABLE AS OF 4/1/10.. Click here to register now.. The program is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors: Central Dallas Ministries, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and Methodist Hospital

at Bishop Arts Theater Center; May 8 Marc Antoine and Brian Simpson with Tom Braxton. The Paris tinged flamenco Jazz of Marc Antoine has garnered him a passionate global audience of fans who love his flair for Bosa Nova and the styling’s of Django Reinhardt. June 5 - Harvey Mason/Joe McBride. Grammy winning percussionist and Jazz icon Harvey Mason has appeared on seminal works from Herbie Hancock, Sergio Medes, Quincy Jones and hundreds of others. September 24 - Eric Darius and Jeff Golub; Eric Darius exploded on the contemporary Jazz scene just 6 years ago with his first release Night on the Town and immediately the critics hailed him as the heir apparent to Grover Washington Jr and Stanley Turrentine. His Blue Note release Goin’ All Out earned him his first number one hit and has proven his 4 releases to date are just the beginning. Eric will be joined by the incomparable Jeff Golub! November 20 - Peter White and Eric Marienthal; Peter White has enjoyed an incredible career as one the biggest names in Smooth Jazz. With number one hits and a global touring schedule Peter initially cut his teeth with Al Stewart on his multi platinum Year of The Cat. It was Peter whose acoustic guitar solos burst through on radio and became his own signature sound. For tickets, visit or Ticketmaster or call 214 948 0716. There will be two shows for each concert, 7:00 pm and 9:45PM including valet parking and complimentary cocktails. The Bishop Arts Theater Center is located at 215 S Tyler St one half block north of Jefferson on Tyler Street, Dallas 75208.

SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2010-2011 SEASON; Texas Instruments Classical & DSO Pops Series Packages Available; at online purchase to Available DestinationDSO or by calling 214.692.0203; Subscription ticket packages begin at $114. For more informavisit or 214.692.0203 call tion For more information and a full season calendar, please visit Press.

May 8 & 22 – Free Asthma Screenings. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology will conduct its annual Nationwide Asthma Screening Program this May. Dallas-area allergists will offer free screenings for people who are experiencing breathing problems, such as chronic coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Screenings will take place: May 8, 9 a.m. to noon, at Frisco Independent School District, 6942 Maple Street, Training Room, Frisco; May 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at North Park Center, between Dillard’s and Macy’s, 8687 N. Central Expressway A list of screening sites, information about asthma and online self-tests called the LQ Test and Kids’ Asthma Check are available at For more information, contact Kim at 214-3691901 or

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Prudential Children’s Area and Art Exhibit, culinary showcase, plus The 500, Inc. Artist MarketPlace juried show featuring 300 renowned artists. Free and open to the public, CityArts Festival will run Friday, May 7, from 6 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 9, from noon – 6 p.m. Indoor and outdoor activities will take place in the Automobile and Centennial Buildings, Court of Honor, Exposition Plaza and the Esplanade at Fair Park (1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas, 75210). Parking will be available at Gates 2, 5 and 6. Or ride DART’s Green Line to the Fair Park Station. For details and schedules, to go or 214-421-9600 call May 8 — Marc Antoine, Brian Simpson & Tom Braxton; Continue Jazz Series @ BATC; Saturday, May 8, 2010; Treat your mom to the ultimate Mother's Day outing at the Bishop Arts Theater Center (BATC). Three nationally celebrated jazz artists continue our 2010 Jazz Series on Saturday May 8th. This one will sell out! Get your tickets now at or call 214-9480716. Two Shows: 7 PM & 9:45 PM;

Complimentary cocktails all night long. Valet Parking. Hosted by Cameron Smith of Smooth Jazz Now Ervay Cedar Baptist Church; Youth Arts & Craft Fundraiser; Saturday May 8, 2010; 10:00am – 2:00pm - Gifts for all occasions especially- Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation. Items priced to meet your budget. (Please come and support our Youth) May 9 — Bobby Patterson presents His Annual Mother’s Day Celebration and Show at The Southhaven Nursing Home; 5300 Houston School Rd @ Loop 12; May 9, 2010 - 3:00 pm. This year’s program is dedicated to the memory of our Dear Friend, Bishop Larry D. McGriff. Real Men Cook celebrates its 21st year with a free Real Men Love performance tribute to Black women on Mother’s Day at Pastor Sheron Patterson’s church - Highland Hills United Methodist Church and St Luke ‘Community” Methodist Church on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 8 am (St. Luke) and 10 am (Highland Hills) with national gospel recording artist, Antonio Allen.

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Bishop John Hurst Adams Biography Favorites: Color-Green; Food-Sweet Potatoes; Quote-“We pray much your strength.”; Time of Year-Spring; Vacation Spot-The Caribbean Distinguished African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Bishop, minister and educator, John Hurst Adams was born November 27, 1927 in Columbia, South Carolina to Charity Nash Adams, a loving homemaker and Reverend Eugene Avery Adams, an A.M.E. minister and educator. He credits his parents with providing him and his three siblings with early intellectual stimulation and instilling in them strong lifelong values and religious principles. Adams graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia, South Carolina and in 1947 earned an A.B. degree in history from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Subsequently, he earned his Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degree and Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) degree from Boston University School of Theology in 1952 and 1956, respectively. Adams also studied at Harvard University and Union Theological Seminary, as well. As a seminary student, Adams was assigned to the pastorate of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Lynn, Massachusetts. Upon graduating, he served on the seminary teaching faculty at Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce University in Ohio. In 1956, Adams was selected to serve as President of Paul Quinn College, Waco, Texas during which time he also served as campus pastor to all the students. In 1972, Adams was selected as the 87th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church after a prophetic ministry at First A.M.E. Church in Seattle, Washington and Grant A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles, California. He credits his faith in God, strong parent-centered and village-oriented upbringing, persistent personal effort, and the development and nurturing of lifelong relationships as the reason for his selection. At the time of his retirement in 2004, Adams had served as bishop of five separate Episcopal Districts to include his home district of South Carolina from 1992 to 2000. He was Senior Bishop of the A.M.E. Church from 1988 until his retirement. With his myriad of duties, Adams found the time at various periods in his life and career to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Allen University, Edward Waters College and Morris Brown College. He served as transitional Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Atlanta University Center. Additionally, he is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Congress of National Black Churches, Inc. (CNBC). Moreover, Bishop Adams is the initiator of Executive Management Training for Black Church Leaders and Chairman of the Institute of Church Administration and Management (ICAM) Board of Trustees. He has been active with the Joint Center on Political and Economic Studies, Transafrica, National Black United Fund, King Center Development Board, and his beloved Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is the husband of Dr. Dolly Deselle Adams of New Orleans, Louisiana. They are the proud parents of three adult children and eight grandchildren. Answers to last week questions. You did Great if you answer all questions. #1. Henry (“Hank”) Aaron; #2. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Doulass; #3. The banjo; #4. Isaac Murphy; #5. George Carruthers

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Former Dallas City Manager Dies at the age of 62 By: Lola Searcy He is perhaps best known as the man who negotiated the deal for John Ware, who served as a new sports arena just north of City Manager of the City of downtown. Dallas from 1993-1998, died on Ware was in the center of Sunday after a 16 year battle a controversy during the negotiwith blood cancer, at the age of ations with former Mavericks 62. owner Tom Hicks to keep the Condolences and expresAmerican Airlines Center and sions of sympathy for the Ware the Dallas Mavericks in downfamily came from many of town Dallas. Although there Dallas’ most notable politicians were allegations of ethics violaand businessmen for Mr. Ware tions, the city attorney’s office John Ware who was raised in the housing said that there were no rule vioprojects of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and became one of the City’s top lations; it is what many say one of the incinegotiators and influenced the future of dents that led to tougher city ethics codes. “He impressed me as just being a real business in Dallas. Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and bulldog of negotiator, “Hicks said, but in a President Barack Obama’s chief trade nego- way that was fair and direct, which is the tiator, was Mayor during John Ware’s tenure style that I prefer.” With Tom Hicks he founded the 21st as City Manager, said that he and Mr. Ware Century Group, which sought to invest in formed a close bond that continued after both left city hall. “I am heartbroken,” he minority-owned or operated businesses. He said. “Our relationship so transcended that served on the executive committee of the of Mayor and City Manager. John became Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and was co-chair of its bond program task force one of my closest friends.” Best known to the public for his five in 2006. “Dallas today looks different because of years as Dallas city manager, Ware helped bring the Nasher Sculpture Center to Dallas. him,” said Mary Suhm, his successor as city He proposed the first successful bond issue manager. He came to that office when the for the Trinity River project. He started ini- city was in an economic slump and presided tiatives to bring housing to downtown Dallas over such good financial times that engiand businesses to the city’s southern sector. neered a cut in the property tax while main-

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Barber Shop Sports Talk with Leon Simon The talk around the Barber shop and every where else this week has been prior to the NFL draft the Miami Dolphins Jeff Ireland ask Dez Bryant If his mother was a prostitute. I do not intent to drag this thing out any longer, but I do wish to explain some procedures so you can make a decision as to the necessity of the question. During my coaching days with the Redbird Raiders various coach would come to me and ask about athletes that they had interest in or athletes that they thought I would assist them in signing. I have had coaches from about every major college in the country talk to me at one time or another about young men I coached or young men I coached against. Most of these were college coaches. I’ve gone to basketball games, lunch , dinner, with and without parents. The point I’m making is as far back as little league these coaches go back to get a read on these young men. An believe me they will never ask a kid on a football team or an applicant on a job a question and depend on the subject in question for the answer. Also do you think there is a question that Troy Aikman could have answered that would have made the Cowboys not draft him number one. Last year it was said that had Sam Bradford left the university of Oklahoma his Junior year he would have had a chance to be the NFL number one pick. He came back his senior year and was blessed to be the number one anyway. At the beginning of his senior year he wrecked his shoulder against Texas yet he rehabbed it and got that distinction anyway. If there’s not a question that would change a teams mind about a kid, why would you embarrass him

with a question that you could have asked his little league coach, his high school coach, his college coach ,or even his mother or father themselves. If being Walter Peytons son didn’t help his son get into the NFL, what my mother did for a living should have nothing to do with keeping me out of them league. Leon Simon Adam packman Jones is suppose to sign with the Cincinnati Bengal today, the Pittsburgh Steelers refuse to trade Ben Roethlisburger, Even the Dolphins themselves sign Brandon Marshall all of these guys have big question in there personal past yet their ability to play keeps them in the game. So what does what their parents do or not do hurt or help. There is another school of thought if this line of questioning has any proven value. Lets take this a little farther. Since Detroit, Washington, Atlanta, Oakland and maybe Baltimore are predominantly black cities have there ever been a question pose to a white player from Alabama.” Have your parents ever been involved in bombing Little black Sunday school classes. If they’re from Mississippi have you asked any of them that could if drafted by Detroit Lions did any ancestors have a problem with Medger Evers or Emmitt Teal. I thought Jeff Ireland was apretty good guy now I think he should be fired, or whoever gave him that question.

Local Dallas Native, Chief David Brown Sworn in as Dallas’ Next Chief of Police By Jordan Blair On Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at a ceremony held at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters, David Brown was sworn in as Dallas’ 28th police chief. Brown has been with the city's police force for 26 years. David Brown, an Oak Cliff native, joined the department in August 1983. He became lieutenant in 1999, and was then promoted in 2004 by Chief Kunkle to deputy chief. Brown became Kunkle's second-incommand in 2005. Kunkle announced his retirement in November 2009. City officials say that during Kunkle's tenure, Dallas' violent crime rate fell by 32 percent and the department added 700 officers. Brown’s family members, friends and City leaders looked on as the oath of office was administered by retired Judge Larry Baraka. Afterwards, Brown kissed his wife, Cedonia Brown, who is currently a Dallas police Sergeant. Brown is a native of Dallas who had this to say, "I'm very proud. I can't say enough about how much I love this city, having been born and raised. And the reason I went into policing was because of my neighborhood's deterioration. This will be the safest city in the country. To the officers

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in the department, I commit my passion to you; I commit my respect to you. To the command staff, I will support you, encourage you, lead and guide you to this excellence in policing that I speak of." Brown is a 1979 graduate of South Oak Cliff High School. It is expected that Brown's second-incommand, Charles Cato, is expected to be Assistant Chief. Cato has been on the force since 1988, and is currently the head of homeland security. That will make him the highest-ranking Latino in the department.


ON THE SCENE Who's Your Caddy? Bill Blair Golf Scramble New Vision Community Baptist Church 1st Annual King and Queen Contest And The Winner Is ? 1





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King; Joseph Lee Allen, Jr.



1. 1st Place Team: Rickey Carson, Craig Conwright, Robert Davis, Authur Robinson; 2. 2nd Place Team: Jordan Blair, Marcus Jordan, Johnny Allen, Matthew Bateman; 3. El Centro College Team; 4. Winfred Goodnight(Long Drive Winner), Jordan Blair; 5. 5th Place Team: Garfield Bruff, Jordan Blair, Gregg Williams; 6. No Limit Team (4th Place); 7. Unlimited Investigation Team; 8. Jordan Blair and Garfield Bruff (Closest to the Pin Winner); 9. 4th Place Team: John Coleman, Jordan Blair, Ned Armstrong; 10. Garfield Bruff (Closest to the Pin Winner); 11. Constable Derick Evans Team

Queen; Jeannette Manning

The first annual Kings and Queens was a great success thanks to the members and participants in this festive gala. Reverend William Boulden and congregation welcomed their king and queen of the church with love and admiration for the young people who ran for the title spot. The winners were: King-Josephe Lee Allen, Jr. is the son of Joseph Lee Allen, Sr. and Anita Jackson. Joseph is a six year old student at Acton Elementary School. He enjoys reading and writing and his hobbies include any activities oiuotside and that includes spending money. His dream is to be a Firefighter or a policeman when he grows up. Queen-Jeannette Manning is the child of Missy Manning and Roderick Green. She is an A/B Honor Student of the Soaring Eagles Honor program at the Meadows Elementary School. She has published her own book “Jeannette’s Great Adventures” at the age of eight, and started two different girls groups her own. She is self motivated and knows

King, Runner-up; Chase O’Neil Hamilton

Queen, Runner-up; Mia Satterfield

how to save her own money. King, Runner-up — Chase O’Neil Hamilton, born July 22, 1001 in Dallas, Texas to Crystal Manning and Donovan Hamilton. At an early ae of one Chase was crowned King at Mount Olive Baptisdt Church. Chase atenda Nova Academy in Dallas, Texas in the 3rd grade and is a A/B student and is an active member of the Boy Scouts, plays football and soccer. Chase learned the books of the Bible at the early age of six. Queen, Runner-up — Mia (The Diva) Satterfield was born February 12, 1999 to the parents of Delana and Nathan Satterfield. She enjoys talking on the phone, dancing, cooking and being a diva. She attends Woodridge Elementary School where she has been awarded with a perfect attendance record. She plans to attend Remington College of Culinary Arts with hopes of becoming a chef. Mia is a very active member of her church as a praise dance member.

- The Census Bureau provides the census taker with a binder containing all of the addresses that didn’t send back a filled out census form. - The census taker then visits all of those addresses and records the answers to the questions on the form. - If no one answers at a particular residence, a census taker will visit a home up to three times and attempt to reach the household by phone three times. The census worker will leave a double-sided (English and Spanish) NOTICE of VISIT in the doorway that includes a phone number for the resident to schedule an appointment.


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Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts student Amber Pickens was awarded a fellowship with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School this past week. Amber traveled to New York to audition for the fellowship last month and competed with over 150 other dancers between the ages of 15 to 25. Of that audition group approximately 30 students was awarded fellowships. Amber will participate in the Ailey Fellowship Program this summer beginning on June 20, 2010 through August 1, 2010. Amber was also excited to learn that she would be featured in advertisements across the country as part of the national marketing campaign for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The first billboards appeared in Chicago's on Chicago's Magnificent Mile and Chicago Transit Authority bus shelters throughout the city last Thursday, April

29th. Amber is featured in the ad as the ballerina princess making the wish come true for a little girl by crowning her a princess too. The ad campaign will continue over the next 12 months to include outdoor, print and electronic. Says Amber, "This has been a whirlwind of a week! I found out about the Ailey Fellowship at the same time my dance teacher, Lily Weiss, was telling our class about Judith Jamison just announcing Robert Battle as her successor at Ailey as Artistic Director. I took master classes from Robert Battle so I was so happy for him. Then I get a text to tell me that they just saw me in Chicago on the billboard. This has truly been a blessed week." Amber is currently helping to "make a wish" come true in Dallas for teenager suffering from life challenging health issues as the event planner for a super sweet 16 party to be held in Fall 2010.



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Welcome to tha weekend, baaaaaby! Let's start this weeks column off right! I threw and hosted many a party while doing local Radio from 1990-2005 here in Dallas! We set it off from Beamers, to Champagne, to Club 220, to Fat Sally's, Joey's East, to The Lexington Of Turtle Creek, Kevan to GiGi's to Blackberries, to... Well you get the idea, Browning lol... This past Friday I attended the best party I've been to, since my own B'Day party at age 5 or 6... That's where Tony Gatewood ripped the string out of my talking horse, "Blaze"... Blaze by the way, never uttered another whinney, lol! This incredible throwdown happened at the home and for the Birthday of Elite News publisher, Jordan Blair! Oh, my goodness, what a night! The affair started at 8P and I was worried that the event would be over by the time (11:30-12A) I was able to make it! Jordan set my mind at ease, lol.. saying "The party won't stop til 1 or 2 in the Morning! The first thing I noticed was that the street was full for half a block on both sides! As Jordan Blair soon as we walked thru the door, you could feel the vibe, thanks in part to the Brim Brothers Band (Bass and lead guitars, key board, drummer, soloist) that was funkin a mean groove live from Jordan's LIVING ROOM! The Brim Brothers must have jammed for 90 minutes non stop, at least! It was one of those once in a lifetime nights great grooves, people and attitude, Like Whoa! As one of Jordan's sisters said, "This is the most fabulous party"! It was just what I needed, as I was still reeling from the Mav's loss! Halle Berry is in break up mode with her Canadian lover and

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baby daddy! Hmmmm, Johnnie Taylor said it's "cheaper to keep her", but no one seems to feel that way about Halle... Dave Justice, Wesley Snipes, Eric Benet, Hmmm? Halle is still fine in her early 40's , but the 10 year age difference was pointed out by her ex-Gabriel, as a big reason for the split! Speaking of age, Halle is out as "Storm" in the 2011 X-Men flick, "X-Men: First Class"... The rumored replacement? None other than that cute as a button Megan Good! Halle is still hot, but playing a late teen or Megan Good early 20 something is a bit of a stretch! Now, back to relationships.... My favorite nite of TV is Sunday! VH-1 has Brandy and Ray J., Shaunie O'Neals "Basketball Wives and TLC's Chili in back to back to back shows... I have a candidate for Basketball Wives, read on... Gabrielle Union is firing back at claims made in a lawsuit by the soon-to-be ex-wife of her alleged boyfriend Dwayne Wade. Siohvaughn Wade sued Union on behalf of the former couple's two sons, aged 8 and 2, claiming the film and TV star has engaged in "extreme and outrageous conduct" with Wade in front of the kids, including acts of "sexual foreplay" in public. A spokesperson for Union has rejected the allegations and apologized to the court system for having to deal "with erroneous claims when there are real victims who should be receiving the legal attention they need." Now that's VH-1 worthy! Happy Birthday to YOU and Celeb's this week: Willie Mays is 79, Mike Myers 47 and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is 38! Thanks for Rollin With A Brotha in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson DFW's Elitenews and online at and Facebook at

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CITY BEAT Congresswoman Johnson Emphasizes the Value of Women Being Involved in the Political Process

U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.


NOTES FROM UNION HOPE “A Faithful Community” Our church school lesson was “A faithful community” Col.1:1-14. We quickly noticed the humility of Paul in addressing this church; he refers to Timothy his son in ministry as “brother” not the preacher, the teacher, the theologian, the Eld. Lloyd administrator, but “the T. Morgan brother” and the church at Colosse as faithful “brothers”. Paul realized that as partakers of the grace of God we are all brothers, and that there is no such thing as a self-made man. Paul would argue that that a man is not what he made himself, there are only men whom God has made, and men who have refused to allow God to make them. The fundamental necessity for Christian service or office is to possess and practicing brotherliness. With all that was happening in

society around this church they remained faithful to the gospel that had been committed to them. Are we in this present society faithful to the gospel as it was committed to the saints? We know there is plenty of preaching but how much of it is gospel. Our message Sunday was delivered by pastor Eld.L.T.Morgan from the subject “Redemption: what it is, why we need it, how much does it cost” Heb.9:11-12. Because we all came into the world as slaves to sin because of Adam’s transgression we needed someone to “Redeem” us from this slavery. Many today don’t believe that we are born sinners, that we are God formed; they would rather believe that we are related to monkeys. But those that will acknowledge it know that you don’t have to teach babies to lie, it comes natural because of their sin nature. But thank’ be to God who sent his only begotten Son into the world to redeem us by his own blood. THANK GOD FOR CALVARY!!

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Greater New St. John Primitive Baptist Church

30 years of Experience

2529 56th Street Dallas, Tx 75241 214-372-4076 Sunday School.....8:45 am Morning Services...10 am “Keeping the main thing...the main thing and that’s Jesus Christ”

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

Harrell’s Jumbo

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Munger Ave. Baptist Church

Reba Harrell

“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 & Rehearsal......7:00 -8:30 pm


Rev. Vincent E. Davis Pastor

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3103 S. Lancaster Rd. 214-374-8660 St re rs Mon.-Wed.: 11:00am - 8:00pm Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Fri. and Sat.: 11:00 am - Midnight Sunday: CLOSED

Ware, Continued from Page 9 Funeral services for Mr. John taining the city’s AAA bond rating. Mr. Ware had been described Ware were held on Wednesday, as, “blunt”, “brash” and “demand- May 5th 2010 at the Friendship ing”. You either liked his style or West Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., located at 2020 W. Wheatland Road you didn’t. At the time of his retirement where the Rev. Dr. Frederick from city government in 1998, a Haynes, III is the Senior Pastor. There will also be a service in representative for an employee association described Ware as “a Arkadelphia, Arkansas at noon on Friday, May 7th at Greater Pleasant control freak.” Lisa LeMaster, a Dallas public Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Ware is survived by his relations executive, said Ware prewife,Head Shirley of Dallas; two ferred to work behind the “We scenes. Need Your In OurWare Business” “He was like an invisible quarter- sons, Jawn Ware and Brandon 1122 Campfour Wisdom sisters, Cathie Murphy, back or coach,” LeMaster said. “On W. Ware; Dallas, Texas Gale75232 Jones, Gloria Hart and city issues over the past 10 years – Rose Angela Helms; five brothers, whether it was strong mayor Ph:or(972) 228-0540 elections or whatever – he was Joshua Ware, Ollie Charles Ware, there. HeHurd wasn’t going to be inMonday-Saturday the Melvin Ware, Ronald Ware and Andre Sabian Ware;pm and grandson Porter commercial, but he was always Barber/Stylist 8:00 am - 8:00 Ware. there.”





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





“Sensational” St. Paul AME Church 2420 Metropolitan Avenue Dallas, TX 75215-3534 Ch. Office: 214-421-1344

Office Hours 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday Closed - Friday Sunday Morning Worship Experience 7:30 AM - Worship I 8:45 AM Church School 10:00 AM - Worship II

Rev. Wade Charles Davis

Calvary-Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church 4703 Sunnyvale St. • Dallas, Texas 75216 Church Phone: 214-371-3581 Sunday School.......9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.....11:00 a.m. Wednesday…………12 Noon – 3:30 p.m. The Lord’s Table Feeding the Seniors and the Homeless 7:00 p.m. Prayer 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

Dr. Karry D. Wesley, Pastor

Wednesday Noonday Bible Study 7:00 PM Worship on Wednesday

SALEM INSTITUTIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Todd M. Atkins— Pastor 3918 Crozier Street Dallas, Texas 75215 Phone: 214-428-3797

Rev. Juan N. Tolliver Senior Pastor

Church School...... 8:30 am St. Paul AME Service Center 2300 Metropolitan Avenue Worship Service...... 10:00 am Pastor’s Bible Study... 7 pm Wed.

SMITH CHAPEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH “EXCELLENCE (GOD) IS THE WAY” Rev. Darrell G. Caldwell, Sr.—Pastor 2406 Childs Street Dallas, Texas 75203 Phone: 214-948-9482 Fax: 214-948-7191 Email:

Rev. Todd M. Atkins Rev. Joe H. Moore, Jr., Pastor

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Sunday Worship Services @ 10:45 am Sunday School @ 9:15 am Prayer & Bible Study - Wednesday @ 7:00 pm

Rev. Darrell G. Sunday Worship Services @ 8:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School @ 9:45 am Caldwell Prayer & Bible Study - Wednesday @ 7:00 pm


Perfecting Grace Church

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

Sunday’s at 11:00am Motto: “We’ve Got To Do It Right!” Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:15 Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Greater Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church

Community Baptist

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


Dr. David Wilson


Rev. Ricky Lawton

4129 Idaho Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 (214) 374-3860 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School 10:45 a.m. – Worship Rev. R.G. Simmons, Pastor

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

Rev. S.T. Tuston

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

Mount Horeb Baptist Church

Pleasant Zion 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

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

Pastor Tedrick J. Woods

Eld. Lloyd T. Morgan, Sr.

R.E.S.T. Ministries

2251 Lawrence Dallas, Texas 75216

Rev. A.C. Toney, Pastor

Sunday Worship: 8 am & 10:30 am Youth Church: 10:30 am (2nd & 3rd Sun.) Intercessory Prayer: 11 am - 12noon (Tues. & Thurs.) Rev. Andre’ Byrd Sr. Bible Study: 7 pm (Wed.)

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

Rev. H.L. Ward

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

Sunday Worship: 8:00 am. Leadership Training - Tuesday 7:00 pm. Bible Study - Friday - 7:00 pm. "Becoming All Things To All Men" 1 Corinthians 9: 20-22

Service Time: 9:45am Each 2nd & 4th Sunday Jesus is Still Blessing

Rev. Darin Falls

Golden Chain Church

Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church

Rose of Sharon

Pastor: Delton T. Boyd Asst. Pastor: Donnell Jones 711 E. Camp Wisdom Road Duncanville, Tx. 75139 972.291.5416

5023 Wadsworth Dallas, Texas Church 214-372-0280

2025 W. Wheatland Rd • Dallas, Texas 75232 Phone: (972) 224-5000

Rev. C.L. Taylor

Rev. Dr. W.C. Champion

6060 No. Central Expwy. 5th Floor Dallas, Texas Phone: (903) 413-9564 Website:

New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church


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.

Rev. E.C. Wilson

Gospel Lighthouse Bible Church

Primitive Baptist Church

3132 Lagow

9:30 am Sunday School

Dallas District Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Presiding Elder Dallas/Ft. Worth Region Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 1616 East Illinois Ave Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph. (214) 372-9505

Pastor Delton T. Boyd

Union Hope Institutional

Riverside 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. A. L. Banks


Living Testimony Baptist Church

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

10:45 Sunday am Worship

Reginald Holt Sr. Pastor

2920 Fordham Rd.

The Rock Of Salvation Missionary

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


Worship Service Place: Clarion Hotel 8102 LBJ Freeway • Dallas, TX 75251 Email:

Sunday School 8 am 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

Carter Temple CME Church

Pastor W.J. Atkins

2503 Crossman Avenue Dallas, Texas 75212 Church: 214-747-0752 10:00 am - Sunday School 11:00 am - Sun. Morning Worship 7:00 pm - Midweek Worship Pastor Willie L. McDaniels “His Grace Is Sufficient”

May 7, 2010

Faith Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 4205 Robinson Road/P.O. Box 540515 Grand Prairie, Texas 75054 972-642-9125

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

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

Rev. Joe Patterson New Leaf Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. R. O. Moffett

Rev. Wendell Blair, Sr.

True Gospel Ministries

Come worship with us, A minstry of caring

Crest View Ministry of “Hope”

Restoring lives and giving hope to the “hopeless”

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.

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

4325 W. Ledbetter Drive Dallas, Texas 75223 Church: (214) 337-1713 Sunday School … 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship … 10:30 a.m. Baptist Training Union …. 6:15 p.m.

Apostle Lobias Murray

New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 3317 Morris Street • Dallas, TX 75212 214-638-0918 •

1734 Idaho St. • Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-942-0997 Residence: 972-225-6997

Rev. Christopher T. Willis, Sr.

Pastor Michael and Sherry Perkins

“Come, taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalms 34:8

Sunday School: 10:00 am Morning Worship: 11:00 am

1101 Sabine • Dallas, Texas 75203 Church: 214-943-8295 Fax: 214-942-2023 Pastor: 214-942-7474 Website:

Sunday School: 9:00 am Morning Worship: 10:30 am

Rev. Kedric L. McKnight Senior Pastor

Myrtis Robinson, Pastor

2949 E. Kiest Blvd Suite J Dallas, TX 75206 Church: 214-946-2989

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church

Wednesday ~ 7:00 Hour of Power (Bible Study, 1st & 3rd Wed.) D.I.V.A.S. (Women’s Ministry, 2nd & 4th Wed.) M.S.G. (Men’s Mnistry, 2nd & 4th Wed.)

Sunday School……10:30 a.m. Morning Worship……12:45 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Services……8:00 p.m. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17

New Restoration Church

Tuesday Generation Exchange (Youth/Children Happy Hour) ~ 6:45 p.m.


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

The House of Refuge Full Gospel Church

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.

“Christ-Centered, Faith-Driven, Holy Living”

Rev. Wade J. Simmons Pastor

New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Bibleway Church of God in Christ

Sunday Church School ~ 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation ~ 1:30 p.m.

7407 Fox Crossing Court Dallas, Texas 75232 972-224-0271

May 7, 2010

Divine Inspiration Missionary Baptist Church

God’s “Exciting” Cathedral of Praise Baptist Church

1734 E. Ann Arbor Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 214-371-1349 214-371-0100 (Fax) Formally True Gospel MBC Sunday School...8:45 am Morning Worship Service...10:30 am Last Tuesday in each month Word Explosion – 7:30 PM 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays – Bible Study 4th Saturday - Evangelism Outreach Rev. Calvin Ray Washington

Sunday Service......11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Class........7:30 p.m.

Rev. R. E. Price

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” broadcast on 1040 AM radio at 3:45 pm Eld. Robert L. Ashberry

Full Gospel Holy Temple Church

New True Vine of Holiness Missionary 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

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

St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church

Greater New Zion Baptist Church

“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

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

New Mount Zion Baptist Church

Rev. Vincent Parker, Pastor

Rev. B. R. Williams

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Outreach Missionary Baptist Church ( Full Gospel Church ) 1431 Hudspeth Avenue • Dallas, Texas 75216 (214) 372-5717 (214) 372-5717 Fax Website: Sunday School Time: 9:45 AM • Services: (Su/Sa): 11:00 AM Mid-week Service (Day & Time)(Prayer Mtg. / Bible Study): Wednesday Night 7:00 p.m. Mission / Prayer Service. Saturday T.B.A. Choir Rehearsal, Youth Activities.

Scripture, Motto, Etc.) Romans 8:28 And we all know that all things work together for the good of them that love God, and are called according to his purpose.

Pastor E.L. Carroll Sr.

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

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

1711 Reynoldston Lane Dallas, Texas 75232 Church Phone: 214-339-9554 Fax: 214-337-7626

Rev. Lee Craig

Rev. J. J. Raven

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

Ch: 214-371-7026

Rev. Shank Robinson

1519 Denley Drive Dallas, Texas 75216 214-941-5224 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Worship

Early Morning Worship........8:00 a.m. Sunday School........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship............10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 1st, 2nd, 4th Sunday.10:30 a.m.

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

Rev. Lelious Johnson, Pastor

2831 N. Masters Drive • Dallas, Texas 75227 972-285-9750 Office • 214-293-0162 Cell

Bishop Harold Edwards

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Sunday Morning Prayer...................9:00 am Sunday School...............................9:30 am Sunday Morning Service...............11:00 am Monday Prayer Service...................7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study..................7:00 am

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

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 Saturday Outreach 10:00 am Rev. S. L. Johnson


Rev. Cecil Proctor

Church: 214-275-4989

Darrell W. Pryor, Pastor

Mount Tabor Baptist Church 3700 Simpson Stewart Road Dallas, Texas 75241 972-225-1704

Bishop J. Neaul Haynes

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 Church With the 20/20 Vision”

Dr. H.E. Anderson, Sr.,

Full Gospel Tabernacle, NTC

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

623 E. Woodin Blvd. at Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 (214) 943-3760 “Reaching the lost at any cost.” Sunday Morning Worship: 10:00 am. Sunday Night Evangelistic Service: 7:00 pm. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 8:00 pm. Friday Night Youth Service 8:00 pm. Radio Broadcast • KGGR 1040 AM • Every Saturday Morning 11:15am

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

Dallas, Texas 75227 Apostle Aaron J. Calhoun Sr. Pastor & Founder

“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

Rev. Steven C. Jones

7905 Hume

Saintsville Church of God and Christ 2200 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”


New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church

House of Refuge and Deliverance Church of the Living God

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

Office: 214-375-0062

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

Neighborhood House of Prayer

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

Church Of The Living God

Rev. Chris J. Evans

“Church of Love” 4807 BurnsideDallas, Texas 75216

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Aaron Phillips

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

Greater Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church


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

New Unity Baptist Church

Greater Progressive Baptist Church

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

Metropolitan Baptist Church

Ewing Avenue Baptist Church


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


May 7, 2010

Shekinah Tabernacle Baptist Church

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

Rev. Rev. A. A. D. D. Smith Smith

R. R. L. L. Washington Washington

Olive Grove Baptist Church Rev. Alfred Stapleton

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

4416 South Denley Drive Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: 214-941-4378 9:45 am - Sunday School 10:45 am - Morning Worship Midweek Service: Wednesday – Prayer and Teaching 6:00 p.m.

Rev. W. Hunter

Rev. Rev. Daryl Daryl Carter, Carter, Pastor Pastor

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church 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. Rev. Johnnie Johnnie R. R. Bradley Bradley

Rev. Rev. Curtis Curtis Wallace Wallace

May 7, 2010

Rev. Rev. Frederick Frederick D. D. Haynes Haynes III III

14120 14120 Noel Noel Road Road •• Dallas, Dallas, Texas Texas 75240 75240 972-239-1120 972-239-1120 Church Church 972-239-5925 972-239-5925 Fax Fax Worship Worship Services Services 88 & & 10:45 10:45 am am Sunday Sunday School School 9:45 9:45 am am Wednesday Wednesday 12 12 noon noon prayer prayer

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

Rev. Michael R. Hubbard Sr., Pastor

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

1000 East Redbird Lane Dallas, Texas 214-371-9228 8:00 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 Sunday School

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

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

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

Bishop Bishop Ray Ray Campbell Campbell

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

Rev. Rev. Johnny Johnny A. A. McGee, McGee, Pastor Pastor

Rev. Rev. J. J. E. E. Mitchell Mitchell

Greater Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church 2335 2335 56th 56th Street Street Dallas, Dallas, Texas Texas 75241 75241

Rev. Rev. Carlton Carlton Garrett Garrett

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

Mt. Mt. Pisgah Pisgah M.B.C. M.B.C. “THE “THE ROCK” ROCK” 11611 11611 Webb Webb Chapel Chapel Rd. Rd. Dallas, Dallas, Tx. Tx. 75229 75229 Worship Worship Services..7:45 Services..7:45 & & 11 11 am am Sunday Sunday School...9:45 School...9:45 am am Wed. Wed. Bible Bible Study Study 12 12 pm pm & & 77 pm pm Office...972-241-6151 Office...972-241-6151 Fax...972-243-5279 Fax...972-243-5279 Music Music Ministry...972-241-5985 Ministry...972-241-5985 Prayer Prayer Line...972-243-2037 Line...972-243-2037

Rev. Rev. Fred Fred Conwright Conwright

Office Office Hours... Hours... Mon. Mon. & & Fri...9 Fri...9 am am -- 33 pm pm Tues., Tues., Wed., Wed., Thurs...9 Thurs...9 am am -- 66 pm pm

Greater Emanuel Baptist Church

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

6808 Pastor Bailey Drive Dallas, Texas 75237 214-331-8522 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm Worship

Rev. Rev. Freddie Freddie Cheatum Cheatum Sunday Sunday Early Early Worship....8:00 Worship....8:00 a.m. a.m. Morning Morning Worship Worship .... .... 10:45 10:45 p.m. p.m. Tuesday Tuesday Youth Youth Choir...7:00 Choir...7:00 p.m. p.m. Wed. Wed. Prayer Prayer Meeting Meeting .....7:00 .....7:00 p.m p.m Wed. Wed. Bible Bible Study Study Class.....7:30 Class.....7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. p.m. For For Prayer: Prayer:

Bon Air Baptist Church

Lords Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

Ideal Pentecostal

Friendship West Baptist Church 2020 2020 W. W. Wheatland Wheatland Dallas, Dallas, Texas Texas 75232 75232 972-228-5200 972-228-5200 Sun. Sun. Morn. Morn. Services Services 8am&10:45am 8am&10:45am Wed. Wed. Bible Bible Study Study 12 12 Noon Noon & & 7pm 7pm

5144 5144 Dolphin Dolphin Rd. Rd. •• Dallas, Dallas, Texas Texas 75223 75223

Ervay Cedar Missionary Baptist Church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

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

2415 Ann Arbor Dallas, Texas 214-374-3639 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Temple of Faith Christian Chapel C.M.E. Church

New Greater Emanuel Baptist Church

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

Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church

Little Friendship Baptist Church

2110 E. 11th St. Dallas, Texas 75203 214-942-0218

Rev. Rev. Bryan Bryan Carter Carter

9:00 9:00 a.m........Sunday a.m........Sunday School School 7:45 7:45 a.m. a.m. & & 10:00 10:00 a.m...Morning a.m...Morning Worship Worship 6:30 6:30 p.m....Wed. p.m....Wed. Prayer/Bible Prayer/Bible Study Study

Rev. Rev. Burley Burley Hudson Hudson

Pastor: Pastor: Rev. Rev. Robert Robert Townsend Townsend


New Birth 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

Rev. John Morris, Jr.

Dwayne E. Rodgers, Sr. Pastor

8108 Mask Drive • Dallas, Texas 75241 Phone: (214) 954-7677 or (214) 815-4276 Website: E-mail: Sunday School … 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship … 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study … 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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. Ronald D. Richardson, Pastor

110 N. Aiken • Waxahachie, Texas 75165 Sunday Services: 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:15 am Mid-week Services: Bible Study, 12:00 Noon on Wed; 6:30 pm on Tuesday evening Office/Fax: (972) 923-9490 Rev. Samuel Baker, Pastor

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.

Rev. Michael L. Smith, Pastor

“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

Rev. Kedrion Bailey

Greater Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Pastor & First Lady C.C. Boyce

1403 Morrell • Dallas, Texas 75203 214-946-4522 Worship Services Sunday 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Fullfillment Hour 10:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Women, Men & Youth Meeting 7:30 PM Bible Study

Dr. David Henderson

New El Bethel Baptist Church 2023 Mouser Street

(214) 946-3584

Rev. J.L. Rainbolt

Early Morning Pentecost ....8:00AM Sunday School.....9:25 AM Mountain top Experience ....11:00 AM Wed. Nite Bible Study........7:00 PM

Dr. Timothy J. Brown, Pastor

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

Last Day Deliverance Revival Church

Joshua Chapel AME Church

Rev. Lee W. Turner, Pastor

Dallas Christian Hope Baptist Church

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.


“Come Worship With Us”

207 Eggar St. Waxahachie, Texas 75165 Church (972) 937-4615 Email: Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. Call to Worship.... 10:45 AM Wednesday Prayer Service.... 6:30 p.m. “The Church With The Mind Of Christ”

Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church

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.

Faithful Missionary Baptist Church

E-mail: jcame@ Website:

Pastor David L. & Shirley F. Maxey

Lancaster Full Gospel Holy Temple Church

Bexar Street Baptist Church 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

3314 Detonte St. Dallas, Texas 75223 Church 972-823-1962 Email: Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. Call to Worship.... 11:00 AM Mission.......6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Bible Study……7:00 - 8:00 P.M. “The Church Where God Is Glorified”

New Horizon 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”

Greater New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Progressive Baptist Church

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

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

Eld. Wallace M. Holyfield

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May 7, 2010

Kenneth Ray Sthran Kenneth Ray Sthran was born on April 11, 1955 in Dallas, Texas to the parentage of Sam and Etta Sthran. Educated in the public school system of Richardson, Kenneth was a 1973 graduate of Berkner High School. As Kenneth continued hsi academic pursuits, he received his BAAS in chemistry fron Prairie View A&M University. He expressed his love for Christ and confessed Him as his Savior at an early age. He united with the Greater Mount Rose Primitive Baptist Church where he served faithfully. On Friday, April 30, 2010 as he began his eternal journey, he was greeted in glory by his father, Sam Sthran, Sr; sister, Opal Sthran; brother, Sm Sthran, Jr. He is at peace with God and he will forever be with the Lord. Kenneth leaves to cherish his memories and to celebrate his homegoing: his mother, Etta Sthran; sisters, Teasie Jackson (Raymond), Brenda Thompson, Jacqueline Boyd (Kevin); brother, Hubert Sthran and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and

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friends. He has exchanged his trials for triumph, his cross for a crown, his wearied physical appearance for a glorified body, and his period of death for everlasting life. "There is an open gate at the end of the road. Through which each must go alone and there in light we cannot see, Our Father claims His own. Beyond the gate, Kenneth finds happiness and rest. There is no greater comfort than the thought that a loving God knows best." The Homegoing Celebration for the Life of Kenneth Ray Sthran will be on Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:30 P.M. at Greater Mt. Primitive Baptist Church, 705 Ferris Street, Ferris, Texas 75125 Robinson, Cecil M. Cecil Menasco Robinson' of Dallas, Texas was born January 2, 1931 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He passed away April 30, 2010 at the age of 79. He was a loving son, husband, father, grand father and great grand father. He was a graduate of I.M. Terrell High School Ft.

Worth, Texas. He received an athletic scholarship in football to Texas College in Tyler, Texas. He is survived by 2 sons, 5 daughters, 18 grand children and a host great grand and great, great grand children equaling 4 generations. Wake services to be held at 7:00 pm at Singing Hills Funeral Home, 6221 Houston School Rd. Dallas, Texas 75241. Thursday May 6, 2010. Funeral to be held on Friday May 7, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Singing Hills Baptist Church 6550 Houston School Rd. Dallas, Texas 75241. Condolences from the Elite News Family. Dolie Ansley Jr. Ansley, Doile Jr. 58. Survived by wife, Carlos Ansley, 1 son, 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Wake- Friday, May 7 from 7:15-8:15 pm at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Funeral- Saturday, May 8 at 11 am at Christ Temple Church on the Move- 7615 S. Polk. To share tributes

Bobbye Jean Fisher Fisher, Bobbye Jean 74. Survived by 2 daughters, Candance Fisher and Debra Roy, 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 4 brothers, Richard Fisher (Annye), Carlton Fisher (Helen), Leon Fisher (DeDe) and Kenneth Fisher. Viewing- Thursday, May 6 from 2-9 pm at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Funeral- Friday, May 7 at 3 pm at Texas and Louisiana Association BuildingHwy. 43, Marshall, TX. To share tributes Carolyn V. Lewis Brightmon Brightmon, Carolyn V. Lewis 64. Survived by 2 sons, 4 daughters, 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Wake- Friday, May 7 from 7:15-8:15 pm. Funeral- Saturday, May 8 at 11 am. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. To share tributes


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