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Super Bowl History by: LoLa searcy Despite the bad weather, and the lawsuit filed by some 1,250 fans who bought tickets for Super Bowl XLV and were not able to take

their designated seats; and despite the controversy surrounding Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway presenting the Keys to the City of Dallas to Philadelphia Eagles, Quarterback Michael Vick, something that despite the negative connotations, I feel it was a good thing to do. Mayor Pro-Tem Caraway has always been a person who has been conc e r n e d about the kids. Doing something positive for the kids has always been on Mayor Pro-Tem Caraway’s agenda. His bread has always been buttered on the side of the kids. You can say what you want about Mayor Pro-Tem Caraway, but I believe it was his intent to show young men and women that we

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ust to give you a quick update: As you may or may not recall, I moved to Colorado Springs in January to participate in a semester long program at the Focus Leadership Deputy Mayor pro-teM Dwaine caraway Doing Institute with what he Does best, heLping Focus on the Family. the kiDs As part of the program I have begun interning with the El Paso County board of County Comissioners and have been working with them both on local and state level (luckily Denver isn't as far away from Colorado Springs as Austin is from Dallas!) I have loved the people I have been meeting here, but I do miss Texas. The issues we face here are very different than the ones we

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1st John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commanments. And His commandments are not burdesome. And what commandments is this talking about?


alentine’s Day is quickly coming for those who are not aware of it. A friend of mine will take his wife to Wal-Mart they will stand together in the greeting cards section and he will read the Valentine Cards to her. Now, that seems to work fine for him, but I doubt that many men could get away with that. Have you ever wondered how Valentine’s Day got started? When Is Each Day Valentine’s Day? For those who are not aware of it

Valentine’s Day is quickly coming. A friend of mine will take his wife to WalMart they will stand together in the greeting cards section and he will read the Valentine Cards to her. Now, that seems to work fine for him, but I doubt that many men could get away with that. Have you ever wondered how Valentine’s Day got started? Approximately 250 years after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, there was a priest by the name of Valentine. He lived in Rome. At that time, Claudius was the Emperor of Rome. Some people called him Claudius the Cruel. St. Valentine did not like Emperor Claudius and he was not the only one! Many people felt the same way. Claudius wanted a big army. He thought men should volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to leave home and go off to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their girlfriends and wives. So, not many men volunteered for the Roman army. This made

Emperor Claudius very angry. He had a crazy idea that if men were not married, they would be more inclined to join his army. So Claudius decreed that there would be no more marriages. Young people thought his new law was really cruel. Valentine thought it was ridiculous! One of his favorite duties as a priest was to marry people. After Emperor Claudius passed his law, Valentine kept on performing marriage ceremonies, but secretly. He would whisper the words of the ceremony, while listening for soldiers on the steps outside. One night, Valentine did hear footsteps at his door. The couple he was marrying escaped, but he was caught. He was thrown in jail and told that his punishment was death. St. Valentine tried to stay cheerful. Many young people came to the jail to visit him. They threw flowers and notes up to his window. They wanted him to know that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people

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was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit him in his cell. They often sat and talked for hours. She believed he did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and performing marriage ceremonies. On the day Valentine was to die, he left her a note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. He signed it, "Love from your Valentine." That note started the custom of exchanging love notes on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day he died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. When they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh because they know that love can’t be beaten! How should Christians celebrate Valentine’s Day?” Stand up for the truth and proclaim the Gospel of God’s love. Psalm 40:9-10 says, “I have pro-

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Black History Month: What do you think Carter G. Woodson Intended? by: LoLa searcy


ince 1976, every February, in the United States and in Canada, we pause to celebrate Black History Month. When Carter G. Woodson started Negro History Week in 1926, his purpose was for the history of African Americans to become considered a more significant part of American history as a whole and to educate Blacks about their cultural background, and to instill in them a sense of pride in their race. According to historian John Hope Franklin, Woodson “continued to express hope that Negro History Week would outlive its usefulness”. I have often pondered in my mind why we as a people always go out of our way every February to celebrate the accomplishments of prominent African Americans. At church services all over this city, state and country and at school districts all over this state and country pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, Leotyne Price, Mahalia Jackson, Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Garrett Morgan, Dr. Charles Drew, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Tiger Woods, Thurgood Marshall and since 2008 President Barack Obama, just to name a few can be found hanging in church sanctuaries and on bulletin boards in classrooms all over this country. But, it seems that once, the month of February comes to an end, the posters, pictures and facts come down and we go back to business as usual. Some scholars argue that, “Black History Month has become a ready made excuse to ignore African American history for the other 11


months of the year”, thus promoting racism. And while, I am appreciative of Carter Woodson’s vision and I will forever be grateful to him for the role he played in African American history, but I have to say that I agree with critics who say that some of us(African Americans/Blacks) do have a tendency to ignore our history the other 11 months of the year. It’s as if February is the only time we are proud of our heritage and who we are. Its like for one month out of every year, Americans are given permission to commemorate the achieve-

ments of black people. This rather condescending view fails to acknowledge that a people and a country’s past should be nurtured and revered; instead, at this time, the past of black Americans is handled in an expedient and cavalier fashion denigrating the very people it seeks to honor. According to historian John Hope Franklin Woodson “continued to express hope that Negro History Week would outlive its usefulness”. Woodson believed that we as a people would make a commitment to explore, learn




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and make history to the extent that it would be a part of our everyday life. That’s my hope. I hope that everyday African Americans/Blacks would rush to their classrooms and absorb all the knowledge they can and they take that knowledge to their homes and into their communities and make this world a better place in which to live. You see, what I have come to discover is that the whole world is made the better when we as African Americans remember and recognize each and everyday who we are and from whence we came. So, let’s take a page from the McDonald’s commercials that run during Black History month every year. The slogan is 365 Days Black. Great African Americans are being born everyday; not just in February and that being the case, we should remember and celebrate our Blackness, our African American heritage everyday! What did Carter G. Woodson intend when he started Negro History Week? I think his intentions were to expose and share our rich heritage with the world and by doing so this world we live in would be all the better because it would be all our history, not just Negro History. So, as we began another year of celebrating Black History/African American History Month, don’t limit what we teach our children about our heritage and our history to just one month! Apply it to our everyday lives and live and behave like the Kings and Queens God created us to be!

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Super Bowl History... continued from front page all make mistakes, but mistakes don’t have to make us! You can slay the messenger, but don’t slay the message. It is a message about redemption and that’s a message always worthy of sharing. And despite all of the things that went wrong, history was being made at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. That history making moment came when Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, jogged out onto the field with his football team. Tomlin, at the tender age of 38, became the first African American NFL Head Coach to coach in his second Super Bowl championship game. Coach Tomlin’s history making journey begin in 2001, when Tomlin, who has never played professional football, got his start in the NFL when he was hired as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under then Head Coach Tony Dungy, where he first learned the Tampa 2 defense that he would use in later coaching jobs. In 2002 and 2005, the Buccaneers led the NFL in total defense (fewest yards allowed per game)—during Tomlin's

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20 touchdown catches, earning him a second-team all Yankee Conference selection in 1994. And on Sunday, February 6th sports fans all over the world watched the game hoping to see if Coach Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers would soar again into the history books winning their 7th Super Bowl title, and Tomlin would become the first African American NFL Head Coach to win 2 Super Bowl titles. But, his second Super Bowl title was not to be, as the Green Bay Packers upset the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31-25, earning the Green Bay Packers their 2nd Super Bowl title. But the history books will record Tomlin’s appearance in Super Bowl XLV as the first time an African American NFL Head Coach had coached for a second Super Bowl title. As we celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of African Americans during Black History Month, we thought it would be fitting and appropriate to share Coach Mike Tomlin’s story with our readers. Congratulations, Coach Tomlin! We look forward to your making history next year! If the Cowboys aren’t in it!

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The foremen said to them, “May the Lord judge and punish you for making us stink before Pharaoh and his officials. You have put a sword into their hand, an excuse to kill us!” Exodus 5:21 NLT

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n John 9:4 Jesus tells of his own personal purpose and what He must do, but more than that gene tuner He gives us direction of what we should be about who will be with Him in the Kingdom. This is a declaration, which identifies work of the Christian and its purpose. We are all called by God to do a certain work within Kingdom building, but we must recognize that calling and respond to it by working the works of Him who sends us out. The next part of this statement: “ While it is day,” suggests to us that there are restrictions as to the time we have to do this work. When we look at the word “Day”: speaking in the context it means opportunity. You see, we only have the opportunity to do a lot of things during daylight hours, seeing without obstructions. Daylight hours only last for a certain time during a 24-hour period, so, it is important that we work diligently while the sun is up in order that we might be able to see what we are doing. You see when things are going well with us, we must not forget that things will not always be well, there will be some dark hours, so, we should do all we can while we are able to do them. You know, we are always tempted to forget what comes after a sunny “Day”. We forget that the sun will not always be high in the sky and always shining. Once the day is gone it cannot be recalled again, so, we must work as much as we can that Day. Our lives will not go on forever, so we must work His will while we have the opportunity to work His works. Too many good deeds

go undone, many kind words go unsaid, too many great potentials go untested, and simply because of opportunities we failed to capitalize on. Many of us misuse our sunlight. We simply waste sunlight being idle. Today will never be again, it cannot be recalled, so we must work while it is “Day”: Jesus makes this statement so as to bring about a sense of urgency to our minds, it was meant to be a challenge to us that we might understand the importance of doing the best we can while we can. Our potential to serve depends upon the willingness to take advantage of opportunities. We as Laymen in the church should work to save our young men while we have the opportunity to do so. You know what most of us think? We think working in the church is the work we should be doing. Yes, we should work in the church, but let us not get it mixed up with the work of the church. You hear people say things like, “ sing for the Lord child”, She/he should not be singing for the Lord, the Lord does not need your singing, and He needs your willingness to work his works. Whatever we do in the church or on the church grounds should be for praise only. When we give praise to God on Sunday morning, because that’s the only time some of us go anyway – that’s what we should do to let God know that we appreciate what He has already done for us as an individual. That’s not working for God that’s praising God. When you help someone who cannot help him or herself or when you lead others to Christ, then we are working while it is “Day”. When night cometh no man can work. Night means Days end. It’s going to come no matter what happens. Our day will end some dark night, so, let’s work while it is “Day”! Let us not forget to read our Bibles. May God bless you real good, and may He ever keep you in His loving care.

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Advice Column: Ask Karen Hollie The New Year "First cleanse the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also" (Matthew 23:26). few days ago, the geraLDine old year DaviDson-hooker was over and another year began. By next week, thousands of New Year's resolutions will be broken or forgotten. Intentions are good, but if the reform doesn't take place the resolutions are irrelevant. This past year has been a difficult time for Christians as a minority group in America. Many of our Christian freedoms have been taken away to protect the freedoms of the most radical element in our society. However frustrating and disheartening this may be from the outward appearance, we need to rejoice inwardly that God is working His plans to completion and these trials will actually cause God's people to look more to Him and less to other's efforts. We are seeing more cooperation between ministries and God's people than I've seen in my lifetime. And I believe that unity is an important factor in riding through this time of change in America. God's people are ultimately going to be the victors. No matter how good the intentions to change bad to good, we have to first be cleansed from within, as today's Scripture verse says. This applies to many areas of our lives. God's people must start trusting Him more. As you welcome in the New Year, get your eyes off of yourself and your circumstances and look forward with hope for God's mercy and grace. He is our ultimate resource.


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spiRiTual Prayer Closet The evidence of Spiritual growth is shown in us when we pray continuously. Prayer does something to us, which is evident to others and ourselves. When the Lord Jesus took Peter, James and John with him into the mountain to pray on the occasion pastor cLarence of his Transfiguration, the henDerson divine records tell us that as He prayed His countenance was changed. As Jesus talked to the Heavenly Father, something took place in His own spirit, and His shinning face reflected that new joy and strength was His. His disciples marveled at His change. The greatest and best thing that happens when we pray is that we are changed and transformed.

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Thank You Mr. Caraway face in Dallas. However, I did hear about the controversy that has surrounded Mayor Pro Tem Caraway this weekend and just wanted to take a moment today to respond. I do not have Mr. Caraway's email address, so could you forward this to him please? Thanks! As you already know, I have been very appreciative of Mr. Caraway and the incredible opportunity I had to work with him that exceeded any of my expectations. One thing that has always stood out to me during the short time that I have known him is the approach he has taken towards children. Instead of working against them, I admire his position on trying to work with them. From the Dallas Youth Council to the National Civil Rights Museum Trip to Dallas Art Festivals, Mr. Caraway helps underprivileged kids realize their potential and the opportunities that lie above their limited perspectives and reveal to them the opportunities to become successful in this world. Children in Mr. Caraway's district face issues on a daily basis that are starkly different than the issues faced by children in other parts of Dallas, Texas, and across our nation. Mr. Caraway's vision serves as a light that can be carried not only to other cities facing the same problem, but to families in how they respond to their own children. Whether parents realize it or not, children notice everything adults do. Micheal Vick's story of redemption is inspirational and motivating - which is just what some of America's children need. It is a story that exposes the lie that our present circumstances dictate our future and are beyond our control. Micheal Vick's story is one that, though it may not be publicly expressed, shows the manifestations of God's grace, compassion, forgiveness, and the unconditional love for which He brought His son Jesus Christ into the world for. Michael Vick's story is one that reflects Christian values and the ways in which one can endure trials and overcome difficulties and remove themselves from a life of sinful and criminal activity. I want to thank Mr. Caraway for taking initiative and utilizing Micheal Vick's story to inspire children in the City of Dallas and show them the possibilities the future can hold. Whereas Mayor Tom Leppert, other City Council members, and the press may disagree with rewarding Micheal Vick with the ceremonial key to the city, I want to commend Mayor Pro Tem Caraway for using his authority and the govern-

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ment in a Biblical manner to not only condemn wrong behavior, but to also reward that behavior which is good. As Apostle Paul once wrote to the Romans, he said, "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good." - Romans 13:1-4. Thank you Mayor Pro Tem Caraway for standing up for what is right and doing the right thing despite how much negative opposition you receive from it. I admire your heart for Children and for the Lord. I thank the Lord for the work that you have done and are continuing to do in the City of Dallas. Please (from one brother in Christ to another) continue to reflect His glory and do the right/good things that honor Him.

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February Birthday Babies: Feb. 1 Casey Blair II, - Edna Harts Feb. 3, February 28, Lance Corporal Robert Blair II, . Chassidi Ivery, Feb. 1, 30 yrs. old. Irron Searcy, Jr. Feb. 6, 24; James E. Fullylove Feb. 7, 52. Happy Anniversary to all you Lovebirds! Call in for your Anniversary 214405-8335 ask for Debra Abron Feb 12: It's Lankford /Avenue's 3rd Annual Stomp Teen Violence Event! (By participating in this event you are saying No Bullying,No Teen Dating Violence and No Street Violence. You are saying Yes to positive self -image, positive talent and motivating our youth!) The Event takes place @ Southwest Center Mall Sat. Feb. 12th @ 4 p.m. For more information, please reply or call 214.854.6309. For more information contact Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Department of Criminal Justice 1201 E. Eighth St. Dallas, Tx. 75203 (972)925-6215 February 19: Freedom Missionary Baptist Church presents Praise Dance & Mime Extravaganza, Saturday February 19, 5:00 at 3715 S. Westmoreland Rd,


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Dallas TX 75233 (across from Kimball high School) Special Appearance by Songstress Angela Blair and from KHVN, Mr. Frankie Wilson, Master of Ceremony. February 18: Kwikset, an authority on residential locks, is bringing its “Smart Security Tour” to Dallas , providing local communities with a fun, interactive environment to learn about home safety. Featuring a mobile showroom, Kwikset will have product displays, hands-on demos and informative videos on how to make sure Arlington homes are kept as secure as possible. Also, visitors will have the chance to play games and win prizes! When: 2/18/11 from 10:00 a.m2:00 p.m. Where: Lowes 8520 S. Hampton Road Dallas , TX 75232 For more information, or if you have questions about the Kwikset Smart Security Tour, please feel free to reach me at (443) 340-4434 or February 19: The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Alpha Rho Chapter of Dallas cordially invites you to an exciting African American History Program. This wonderfully planned event will be

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held on Saturday February 19, 2011 at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center on Hampton Rd. from 10: AM to 12:00 Noon. A forum of community leaders will lead discussions and answer questions from several topics [Family Values, Leadership, Sex-Texting, SelfEsteem, and Youth Addiction]. The Public is invited to attend this exhilarating educational dialogue February 20: The Velma D. Hayden Annex and Church Renovation Dedication Service: February 20, 2011 Adams Chapel AME Church 125 E. Arlo Rd., Harker Heights, TX 76548 (254) 6993435 Time: 3:30PM Presiding Prelate Gregory G.M. Ingram-Bishop of the 10th Episcopal District of the AME Church. Contact Sis Sheryl Banner at (254) 4669486 or to place an ad in the souvenir journal. Deadline is Feb 10th. Feb 24: A Campaign Fund Raiser Reception in honor of Constable Derrick Evans of Dallas County Precinct 1, Thursday, February 24 from 5:30 pm8:00 pm at Laurent & Associates 6960 S.

Marvin D Love Frwy, Dallas TX. For more Information on how to donate please call 214-371-8922 or email February 26: Dallas/Jarvis Alumni Association will host its Thirteenth Annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet at the Westin Dallas /Fort Worth Hotel, 4545 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas, 75063 at 7:00 PM. The highlight of the banquet is honoring and showing appreciation to alumni and others who are affiliates or supporters of Jarvis Christian College. The Lifetime Achievement Honor will be presented to Dr. Vernell Sturns. Dr. Sturns, a present retiree, served nearly a decade as Acting Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, and Executive Director of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Dr. Sturns is a former Board member of Jarvis Christian College. For additional information, call (214) 426-2700, or (214) 486-0980.Jarvis Christian College is an accredited, historically black, private, co-educational, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hawkins, Texas.

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ebruary is the shortest month in the year, and it has been labeled as Black History Month. In 1926 Carter G. Woodson initiated the month of February and established it as Black History Month. He chose the month of February because Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was celebrated on February 12, and the accepted birthday of February 14 was Fredrick Douglas’ birthday. Therefore, February has been established to be Black History Month. Carter G. Woodson was a member of the Association for Negro Life and History, and most of the history and facts he gathered started with the history within the Black Church, so we thought it would be important to explore the early history of Black Churches. The oldest organized Black Church is the African Methodist Episcopal Church that was started by Richard Allen, when he split from the Methodist church, realizing that the Whites wouldn’t let Blacks worship with them. The majority of the Black Churches established here within the United States and abroad today is based on the structure set up by Richard Allen and the AME Church. Anywhere that one goes in the country, town, state, etc., you can find any one of the Black churches in the community, family tree, business within the community, etc.

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The AME Church started in 1787 and was actually organized in 1821. The first African American Baptist Church was started in 1859 in Savannah, Georgia. In New York, members withdrew from the Johnston Methodist Church to form the Zion Church in 1801. In 1821 Blacks went on to form the AME Church. All of the church groups were formed in the North. Most American blacks resided in the South. In the South, whites usually refused to allow Blacks separately in church. In some areas, Blacks couldn’t even assemble for worship. In areas where blacks did worship, they worshipped with the Whites. The church at Cane Ridge built a balcony and Black people climbed a ladder to it from outside. The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination and the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States next to the Catholic Church. The United Methodist Church traces its main roots to the Methodist movement of John Wesley in England in the 1700s. The first official organization in the United States occurred in Baltimore in 1784 with the founder of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the Christmas Conference. Following the inception of the Methodist Churches came the Baptist Church; the strong Southern Baptist Church; the Catholic Church;

the Church of the Living God; the Pentecostal Church; the Church of Christ; the Church of God in Christ; the Christian Church; Jehovah’s Witnesses; and the Apostolic Church, etc. The formation of the Black Church stemmed from a strong desire for the slaves and other blacks to get together to worship to express their Christian beliefs. Some had very strict slave masters who did not want them to worship God or pray, or anything. They had to sneak off; go in their secret corners; some could not be caught reading the Bible. For one thing, they didn’t even know how to read, unless some nice person of the other color persuasion taught them how to read, and then one of them would teach the others how to read, and it went on and on. They worked in the fields from the dawn of day to later in the day. One could hear them sing in the fields because they had strong, deep voices, and they could belt out some tunes. At times you could hear them singing the old Negro spirituals, like, “Pray for me,” “I was Way Down Yonder By Myself and I couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” or sometimes they would just hum, but they still made it thru and God took care of them. It is understood that Mt. Pisgah is the oldest recognized Black Church in Dallas County. And St Paul AME White Rock is understood to be the next oldest, but never the less in the Black community the Black church is

the holder of most history and this is something that must not be taken lightly. As stated earlier in this article Black History is in the Black Church. It appears for the last 40 years until recently with the election of our First African American and 44th President Barack Obama that we as blacks have rested on history’s past. We have been content to recite history but not progressing to rewrite history. As with the NAACP, the SCLC and many other organizations of the light African American progress, growth, and education are rooted in the church with universities such as Wilberforce Tuskegee, Morris Brown, Lane College and Miles College just to name a few. It is incumbent upon African American as a people to start planning our progress and progress on our plan. As Blacks come out of slavery and into freedom we’ve progressed socially, educationally, financially, at a rate of 3 to 1 over whites who had a 300 year head start. However with the coming of civil rights and integration for blacks we have fallen to a philosophy of sitting in rather than getting ahead. This generation and generations to come will be better suited with teaching our children family history and about self that they may have a personal pride rather than product pride. When we take all of our struggles, trials, and family back to church we get a better since of from whence we came.

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uper Bowl 45 is in the books. The question before the house now is, did the DFW do a good job and will there be anothLeon siMon er? The biggest negative of course was the weather, that shouldn’t be a negative because that was nation wide. Let’s look at the weather. The NFL is considering New York City. You tell me how many years it’s been since there wasn’t snow in New York City the first weekend in February? They’ve already had one in Detroit, although it’s an indoor stadium as does Dallas. It snowed big time in Detroit. And it will snow again next year and the year after. Snow comes with February in most northern states. The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement is up this year. One of the sticking points will be the owners want to add two games to the schedule. That will move the Super Bowl game deeper into winter. The last time I attended a Super Bowl was in Atlanta Ga. When I arrived the Monday prior to the game it was 18 degrees. Although that was an indoor stadium it never got above freezing. I think most of the nay saying I’ve heard has come from the home folks. It’s disturbing to me to have so many people live in an area and never like or agree on anything that happens in that area! They don’t like any of the teams

in the area and they even root against the local High Schools. That’s one reasons that stadium is in Arlington instead of Dallas. I’ve even heard one guy say that Dallas won’t get another Super Bowl because the people in Dallas don’t know how to drive on ICE. There is no such animal skilled in the art of driving on ICE. I feel that whatever it takes, we as a community should get together and solve whatever problems we have. The Super Bowl brings from one to five hundred million to an area. That’s in a time when the economy is dragging. The powers that be will be trying to get Super Bowl Fifty back here with all of the financial woes we have in the Metroplex, a five hundred million dollar boost to the economy every five years should get you on your feet pretty fast. There are some people who don’t think Stadiums bring money to the area. I beg to differ. If by any means necessary that Stadium would have been built in the Fair Park area, there is no way that area would not prosper. When the Astrodome was built in Houston, the area around it and farther south was all woods. Now that part of Houston could quite possibly have more people than the city of Fort Worth or Austin. I would venture to say the midcities will be as large as Fort Worth in ten years, I include Mansfield in that. If by chance you have the opportunity to vote on a rail system to go through those areas please do. It’ll benefit you in the long run and that’s the only thing I found wrong last week.

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he Urban League of Greater munity. She has served on several Dallas and North Central Texas boards and as a volunteer for many will honor three outstanding nonprofit organizations including Vogel educators, Dr. Gwen Clark, Mr. Melvin Alcove Childcare Center, Senior Traylor and Mrs. Verna Mitchell at its Citizens of Greater Dallas, Center for Annual Meeting Community Report Community Cooperation and Dallas Luncheon on Friday, February 25 at Nutrition Program. She is currently a member of the board 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton of directors at Black Anatole Hotel, Khmer and Clark Funeral Pavilion Ballroom, 2201 Home and serves on Stemmons Freeway, Dalthe Advisory Board of las, TX 75207. The the Dallas Post theme of the Luncheon Tribune. She is also is It’s About Education: Intergenerational Our Youth= Our Destiny. Specialist for the “We are proud to American Association recognize this year’s of Retired Persons. honorees,” said Dr. BevHer other affiliations erly Mitchell-Brooks, include Golden Life Urban League President Dr. gwen cLark member of Alpha Kappa and CEO. “As educators they understand that education is the Alpha Sorority, Alpha XI Omega foundation to ensuring that our youth Chapter and a member of the St. Luke are prepared to meet the challenges of Community United Methodist Church. She is the mother of two children, this century.” Dr. Gwen Clark says there was no Melody Clark Fletcher and Gary D. debate whether she would become a Clark. Melvin D. Traylor is a teacher. She merely folhighly experienced lowed in the footsteps of Director who has a her Mother, aunts, successful track cousins and assorted relrecord leading diverse atives who chose the teams of professionals teaching profession. to new levels of sucArmed with ambition cess. He feels it is the and lots of encourageextraordinary educament, Dr. Clark graduattion and the foundaed from Texas College tion he received as a with honors in three teacher and principal years with a Bachelor of for over 30 years that Science Degree. She Mr. MeLvin trayLor resulted in his earned a Master of Education Degree from Texas achievements. He received a Bachelor of Science Southern University, a supervisory certification from North Texas State Degree in Chemistry and Physics from University and a Doctor of Education Bishop College and a Masters Degree Degree from Nova University. For over in Administrative Leadership from the three decades, Dr. Clark has provided University of North Texas. In addition to his teaching posidedicated service to Dallas students as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, tions, he has served as Director of the Dallas County Juvenile Justice facilitator and elementary principal. Education Program, After her retirement in 1986, Dr. Alternative Clark has diligently served her com- see urban continued on page 11

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lOcal educaTOR will Be hONORed aT uRBaN leaGue Of GReaTeR dallas aNNual meeTiNG luNcheON... cONTiNued fROm paGe 9 Pinnacle – Family Programs and Office member of the Porter Temple C.M. E. of Student Responsibility at Dallas IDS Methodist Church and has been marCentral Office. He is currently Director ried to Jeffie D. Traylor for 42 years. They have one son, of Casa Youth EmerDwayne R. Traylor. gency Shelter for the Mrs. Verna George Salvation Army. Brown Mitchell is a Mr. Traylor considers Dallas native and a his other responsibility is graduate of Lincoln to his community. He is a High School. She holds member of the Board of a Bachelor of Science Directors at Baylor degree in Sociology Hospital Tom Landry and History from Fitness Center; Dallas Huston Tillotson CollCity Planning Commisege, now Hustonsioner for District Seven; Tillotson University Charter member of the Mrs. verna george brown and received a Master African American Hall of MitcheLL of Arts degree in MidFame and a member of the Urban League of Greater Dallas. Management from Prairie View A & M His many awards include an auditori- University. She also holds certifications um named in his honor at Roosevelt in teaching, counseling, supervision High School and the Texas School and Reality Therapy. During her 35 years of service in Improvement Initiative Award. He is a

the Dallas Indepenent School District, she held numerous positions including teacher, facilitator, specialist, assistant principal and principal. to others were valued. Since her retirement she has served as Executive Director/Principal of Mt. Hebron Christian Academy and Principal of Dallas Can Academy – Ross Avenue Campus.Most recently she has studied at Harvard University’ Principal’s Institute and served on the State of Texas Textbook Panel. She is active in her community participating in many professional, civic, social and religious organizations including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Trinity Chapter, The Links Inc., member of the African American Museum Board of Directors, volunteer at the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Southwest Transplant Alliance. She is a member of Friendship West Baptist

Church. Mrs. Mitchell is married to William Mitchell and they are the parents of Jimmy, Byron and Bethany. “This year’s Legacy honorees will pass their legacy torch to the next generation of individuals who made achievements in their profession and contribute to the community,” said Dr. Mitchell Brooks. A highlight of the luncheon will be Dr. Mitchell-Brooks’ annual Report to the Community which details the outcomes and impact of the investments of League supporters who contribute their time and funding. New members of the Board of Trustees will also be recognized. The Mission of the Urban League of Greater Dallas is to provide opportunities that enable African Americans and others to secure economic selfreliance.

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unday was our youth day, 2nd Sunday’s the youth of the church take over most of the morning service. In keeping with Black History Month they preeLD LLoyD t. sented a skit of Morgan many African Americans that have displayed their talents and made contributions to society. We want our youth to realize that they can be more than a sports figure or entertainer. To complete the morning we held baptismal service after Sunday school for our newest teen-age member. Our Church school lesson was “Declared by Peter” Matt.16:13-27 it took us to where Jesus asked the disciples “who did men say He was”, and finally “Who do you say I am”. There is a great blessing in knowing who Jesus is, often if we are not mindful as believer we will

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assume that everyone knows who Jesus is and miss opportunities to witness. The people like so many today had their own idea of who he was but missed the opportunity for salvation because they never got to know him. Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Christ the son of the living God is the foundation upon which the church is built. Our Morning message was delivered by out esteemed pastor Eld.L.T.Morgan from the Subject “Problems: God’s chisel”; Rom. 8:2829. We were reminded that” God don’t make no junk” and everyone that comes into the world have a God given purpose for being. Many go through life never knowing their purpose because they never surrender their lives to God and allow him to bring out the best in them. Have you ever wondered “why am I here?” why was I born? How do you know that there is not someone great inside you? But you may never achieve that greatness if you will not let God into your life. Be Blessed

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february 25tH 2011: 36tH annual elite news awards CereMony…save tHe date! by: LoLa searcy class of recipients will be honored. There is no charge for the event, and ave the Date! It’s that time of the all you have to do is be in your seat on year again! The 4th Friday Night that Friday Night, February 25th at of every February Dr. Blair hosts 7:30 at the Calvary – Philadelphia the Annual Elite News Awards Night, Baptist Church. and this year just like last year, the This year Dr. Blair will present the 36th Annual Elite News Awards night Lobias Murray Award, the Justice of ceremony will be held at the Calvary the Year Award, the Mabel Chandler Philadelphia Baptist Church, located at Distinguished Award, the Pearl C. 4703 Sunnyvale in the Oak Cliff Dallas Anderson Woman of the Year Award, area. Pastor Joe H. Moore and his con- the Jordan Blair, Sr. Youth of the Year gregation will again open their doors Award, the Don Stafford Law and play host to the evening’s ceremo- Enforcement Award, the Unsung Hero ny. Award, the Raymond Hollie Sports This year, as in the past Dr. William Award, the S.M. Wright Meritorious “Bill” Blair, Jr. will honor those “unsung Award, the Dr. H.I. Holland Education heroes”. Those people who give of Award, and the Church of the Year their time and talents to help make our Award. city, our community a better place in A brief biography and photo of this which to live. year’s award recipients will be featured This year’s recipients are in next week’s edition of the Elite Educators, Pastors, Preachers, News, so be sure to get your copy, so Teachers, students and scholars, you can see who they are! Coaches and Law Enforcement And remember, Dr. Blair is already Officials. You will want to be present searching and watching for next year’s on Friday, February 25th at the Calvary class of recipients! Philadelphia Church when this year’s


REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON APPOINTED TO HOUSE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS AND HIGHER EDUCATION AUSTIN, TX State Representative Eric Johnson was today appointed to the Texas House Committees on Appropriations and Higher Education. "I am honored that Speaker Straus has appointed me to serve on the House Committees on Appropriations and Higher Education," said Representative Johnson. "Our state faces a record $27 billion budget shortfall, and my position on Appropriations will allow me to fight to preserve programs that are critical in the lives of working class Texans. I also look forward to serving on Higher Education and working to

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Loosing a servant gwendolyn hargrove


WENDOLYN DIANE HARGROVE, a as a Stage Manager. In 2008, Gwen long time city of Dallas resident will stepped down from her full-time position be remembered for her work and at TBAAL and went into semi-retirement. contributions in a celebration of her life However, not ready or willing to walk and legacy on Saturday, February 12, away from the institution, she began 2011 at 11 AM at First Baptist Church of serving in the part-time capacity of Volunteer Coordinator. It was Hamilton Park located at 300 only fitting that her tenure in Street Phillips E. with TBAAL end as it began, a Richardson, Texas. labor of love for children and Gwendolyn Hargrove, the arts and bringing the two affectionately known as together for the betterment of Gwen by most, was born in all. Gwen will be remem1947 in Oakdale, Louisiana. bered at the following celeShe was the only child of brations: Dora Flemming and Arthur VIEWING - Friday, February Hargrove, both of whom pre11, 2011 - 7:00-9:00 PM ceded her in death. Gwen erykah bayDu First Baptist Church of Hamilton graduated from Allen High School in Oakdale in 1964. After moving Park - 300 E. Phillips Street - Richardson, to Dallas, she began her career in 1971 TX 75081 FUNERAL - Saturday, February as an Administrative Assistant at the 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM - First Baptist Dallas County Community Action Church of Hamilton Park - 300 E. Phillips Programs where she was responsible for Street - Richardson, TX 75087 COMMUassisting in program management and NITY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE - Sunday, developing activities within the human March 6, 2011 - 5:00 PM The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (Corner of service delivery system. She worked for the City of Dallas Canton and Akard Streets) Dallas, TX Park and Recreation Department for over 75202 International artist and Goddaughter 20 years before joining the staff of The Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters of Ms. Hargrove, ERYKAH BADU, has as a full time employee in 1994. During announced that a fund is being estabher time at JBAAL, which would later be lished in honor of the memory of Gwen renamed The Black Academy of Arts and Hargrove that will provide opportunities Letters (TBAAL), Gwen assumed the post for children pursuing a life in the arts. of Director of Operations with unparal- Donations can be made in lieu flowers to leled zeal and enthusiasm. She worked Beautiful Love Inc, and mailed to: 1409 on such nationally recognized produc- South Lamar, #004, Dallas, TX 75218. tions as the Dallas Arts Gala and the The family would like to express their Black Music and The Civil Rights heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of Movement series of concerts. She was love and support from everyone during also active in the National Black Theatre this time. Festival in Winston Salam, North Carolina

How Christians Should Celebrate Valentine’s Day... continued from page 2 claimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself knows. I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly.” Amen! Sometimes it is dangerous to stand up against injustice, hatred, and prejudice. Sometimes it is difficult to oppose the world’s view of things. Sometimes it

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is difficult to proclaim the truth of God’s Love, but that is what St. Valentine did! And that is what you are called to do! 1st Corinthians 1:18 says, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.” So we can expect opposition from the unsaved! Our message is foolishness to them! It is not always going to be easy to stand up for Jesus! It won’t always be easy to tell of His love, but that does not give us an excuse for remaining silent!


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elcome to the weekend, baaaaby! Ahhh, The Super Bowl 45 has passed and most "Cheeseheads" and Steeler's Black and Gold has disappeared from D F W streets... May I say, Good riddance! The sucweather kevan browning ky crashed what would have been an awesome North Texas showcase! From Sundance Square to South Dallas to Grapevine and beyond, the stage was set and Mother Nature delivered the knockout...Perhaps that's what hit the lovely Christina Aguleria as she whiffed on the N a t i o n a l Anthem...Maybe that's what hit the Black Eyed Peas prince during that less tha exhilarating halftime show...Can we bring back Prince, The Rolling Stones..some body that looks like Michael Jackson. Usher tried to save the day, as did ex Guns and Roses guitar king, "Slash". The game itself was Super! The Packers and Steelers went all out for one of the best Bowls ever! Note to NFL Commissioner Roger(okay Jerry, lets add 15,000 seats)Goddell. Please get the owners and players to the table before March and lets work out this agreement. It was sad enough that the Cowboys watched the game in our own stadium. What would be worse? How about no football because the greedy were just too greedy! Speaking of the "greedy"...Steve Harvey’s reps say a Texas judge has approved the release of a legal document “which verifiably proves” that the allegations from his ex-wife Mary Harvey (spurred by her appearance on YouTube) were indeed false.” Despite an existing gag order in the case stemming from their 2005 divorce proceedings, the Honorable Judge Dry of the District Court in Collin County has temporarily lifted the order “so that Steve Harvey will have the opportunity to set the record straight with the hope that the plethora of media outlets that

reported these false allegations wlll now report the truth,”! Steve’s camp says the released document disproves the following allegations from Mary: (1) Mary Harvey was not left broke or destitute by Mr. Harvey after their divorce in 2005. She was paid $40,000/month until March 2009 and then paid a lump sum of $1.5 million; 2) Mary Harvey was not left homeless after her divorce from Mr. Harvey in 2005. She was awarded three (3) homes in their property settlement; (3) Mr. Harvey is the primary custodian of their 13 year old son, whom Mary Harvey willingly put on an airplane to his father. Mary Harvey sent him to his father without Mr. Harvey’s knowledge...That's enough! Remember these folks in your prayers...Kim Kardashian was pulled onto the stage by Prince last night in NYC — but he quickly kicked her off when she wouldn’t shake her famous assets for him.! Telling the crowd “She might be too sexy,” Prince picked out Kim and then waited for her to start moving … and she completely froze! “Get off the stage!” he shouted … and off she went. “OMG Prince just pulled me up on stage!!! I’m shaking!!!!” Kardashian tweeted at the show, “I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!” Kim later shook her booty with the Purple One when given a second chance onstage! No word on a Dallas date, but Sade has added John Legend to her tour which kicks off on June on the East Coast! Prayers for Bobby Brown and family who are grieving the loss of his mother. On Monday, Whitney Houston sang at her former mother-in-law ’s funeral in Boston, Mass. According to reports, Houston sang twice at the remembrance service for her former mother-inlaw, Carole Brown, who passed away Thursday (Jan branDy 20) in Los Angeles at 69 years-old. Houston sang gospel song “Precious Lord Take My Hand” and she later joined Brown’s New Edition bandmates for “Never Would Have Made It.” Happy Birthday to YOU and Celebs this week:Leontyne Price is 84, Roberts Flack is 71, Alice Walker is 67,Chris Rock 45,Brandy 32 and Kelly rowland is 30. Thanks for Rollin With A Brotha in The Elite News and online at

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Greater New St. John Primitive Baptist Church

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”

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“Sensational” St. Paul AME Church

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

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. Vincent E. Davis Pastor

Calvary Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church 4703 Sunnyvale St. • Dallas, Texas 75216 Church Phone: 214-371-3434 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

Rev. Joe H. Moore, Jr., Pastor

Dr. Karry D. Wesley, Pastor



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

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

Primitive Baptist Church

Pastor Tedrick J. Woods

pastor sylvester D. patton, iii, M.Div.

Rev. C.L. Taylor

5023 Wadsworth Dallas, Texas Church 214-372-0280

Eld. Lloyd T. Morgan, Sr.

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.)

Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church

2251 Lawrence Dallas, Texas 75216 214-428-0462

Rev. H.L. Ward

sunday worship services @ 8:30 am & 11:00 am sunday school @ 9:30 am prayer & bible study wednesday @ 7:00 pm

Golden Chain Church

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

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pastor sylvester D. patton, iii, M.Div. 2406 childs street - Dallas, tX 75203 phone: 214-948-9482 Fax: 214-948-7191 email:

New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

8:00 am Worship 10:00 am Sunday School Wednesday: 12:00 Noon - Intercessory Prayer Thursday: 6:00 PM - Intercessory Prayer

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

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 "expanding our vision of Ministry"

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

Mount Horeb 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. Juan N. Tolliver Senior Pastor

Noonday Bible Study 7:00 PM Worship on Wednesday


Rev. Todd M. Atkins


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 School 8 am Morning Worship 10 am


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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”

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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

Rev. Joe Patterson

New Leaf Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. R. O. Moffett

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

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

Rev. R. E. Price

Rev. Wendell Blair, Sr.

True Gospel Ministries

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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.

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

Apostle Lobias Murray

3317 Morris Street • Dallas, TX 75212 214-638-0918 •

Rev. Christopher T. Willis, Sr.

Pastor Michael and Sherry Perkins

Myrtis Robinson, Pastor

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

Munger Ave. Baptist Church “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 Sunshine Bible Study...10:00 am Fellowship Dinner.......5:20 pm

Rev. Kedric L. McKnight Senior Pastor

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

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

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.)

Rev. E.C. Wilson

New Restoration Church

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



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

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

Rev. Wade J. Simmons Pastor

The House of Refuge Full Gospel Church

Bibleway Church of God in Christ

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

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.


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

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

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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

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.


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

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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

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New Mount Zion Baptist Church

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

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


Prayer Meeting-Bible Study 6:30-8:30 pm

Rev. Vincent Parker, Pastor

Youth Bible Study & Rehearsal 7:00 -8:30 pm

Rev. Wade Charles Davis

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

Rev. J. J. Raven

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Greater Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

Ch: 214-371-7026

Rev. Shank Robinson

Early Morning Worship........8:00 a.m. Sunday School........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship............10:30 a.m. Rev. Lelious Johnson, Pastor

1323 so. ewing ave. Dallas, texas 75216 214-942-4643 sunday school ….. 9:00 a.m. sunday worship ….. 10:30 a.m. wednesday bible study …..7:00 p.m. rev. Lee craig

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


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”


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 411 N. Hampton Road Desoto, TX 75115 214-729-3322 Rev. Darrell W. Pryor Pastor/Teacher

“Inspiring the Community One Family at a time”

Rev. Darrell W. Pryor, Pastor

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 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


Mount Tabor Baptist Church

Saintsville Church of God and Christ

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

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

ewing avenue baptist church

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Office: 214-375-0062

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

Neighborhood House of Prayer

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

Bishop Harold Edwards

Rev. Chris J. Evans

“Church of Love” 4807 BurnsideDallas, Texas 75216

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

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

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

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

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

Church Of The Living God


1711 Reynoldston Lane Dallas, Texas 75232

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

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

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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

Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Aaron Phillips

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Living Testimony Baptist Church

Community Baptist



“The Church With the 20/20 Vision”

Dr. H.E. Anderson, Sr.,

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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

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


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Shekinah ShekinahTabernacle Tabernacle Baptist Baptist Church Church 2109 TX TX 2109Beckley Beckley• Dallas, • Dallas, 214-942-2227 214-942-2227 8:30 8:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 10:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am Worship Service


Rev. Rev. A.A.D.D.Tuston Smith Smith Rev.S.T.

Carver CarverHeights HeightsBaptist BaptistChurch Church “A Christ” “A going goingChurch Churchfor fora aComing Coming Christ” 2510 2510E.E.Ledbetter Ledbetter Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75216 75216 Church: Church:214-371-2024 214-371-2024 Sunday a.m.a.m. SundaySchool......9:30 School......9:30 Morn. a.m. & 10:45 Morn. Worship...8:00 Worship...8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. a.m. Tues. Tues.Noonday NoondayBible BibleStudy Study Wed. p.m.p.m. Wed.Prayer/Bible Prayer/BibleStudy....7:00 Study....7:00

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Olive Olive Grove GroveBaptist BaptistChurch Church Lotts Mortuary 4416 Denley 4416South South DenleyDrive Drive 2434Dallas, MLK Blvd, Dallas Tx 75215 Texas 75216 Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: Ph:214-941-4378 214-941-4378 9:45 School 9:45am am- Sunday - Sunday School 10:45 Worship 10:45am am- Morning - Morning Worship Midweek Midweek Service: Service: Wednesday Wednesday––Prayer Prayerand and Teaching Teaching6:00 6:00p.m. p.m.

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Rev. Bradley Rev.Johnnie JohnnieR.R. Bradley

Pilgrim Pilgrim Rest Rest Baptist Baptist Church Church 1819 1819 N. N.Washington Washington Dallas, Dallas,TX TX Ph: Ph:214-823-7308 214-823-7308 8:00 Worship 8:00am amFirst First Worship 9:30 9:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 10:45 10:45am amSecond Second Worship Worship

Rev. Rev.Curtis CurtisWallace Wallace

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Lords Lords Missionary Missionary Baptist Baptist Church Church

6722 6722 Bexar BexarStreet Street Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas 214-428-5459 214-428-5459 9:30 9:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 11:00 11:00am amWorship Worship

Rev. FreddieCheatum Cheatum Rev.Freddie

14120 Texas 75240 14120Noel NoelRoad Road• Dallas, • Dallas, Texas 75240 972-239-1120 972-239-1120Church Church 972-239-5925 972-239-5925Fax Fax Worship 10:45 amam WorshipServices Services8 8& & 10:45 Sunday SundaySchool School9:45 9:45amam Wednesday Wednesday12 12noon noonprayer prayer

Rev. Rev.Michael MichaelR.R. Hubbard Hubbard Sr., Sr.,Pastor Pastor

2837 2837Prosperity ProsperityAve. Ave. Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75216 75216 Ph: Ph:(214) (214)376-2447 376-2447 8:45 School 8:45am am- Sunday - Sunday School 10:00 Worship 10:00am am- Morning - Morning Worship 5:00 5:00pmpm-B.T.U. B.T.U. Dr. Pastor Dr.T.L. T.L.Brown, Brown, Pastor

1000 1000East EastRedbird RedbirdLane Lane Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas 214-371-9228 214-371-9228 8:00 amam Worship 8:00&&10:45 10:45 Worship 9:30 9:30Sunday SundaySchool School Sunday a.m.a.m. SundayEarly EarlyWorship....8:00 Worship....8:00 Morning 10:45 p.m.p.m. Morning Worship Worship........ 10:45 Tuesday p.m.p.m. TuesdayYouth YouthChoir...7:00 Choir...7:00 Wed. Wed.Prayer PrayerMeeting Meeting.....7:00 .....7:00 Wed. p.m.-p.m.-8:30 8:30 p.m. p.m. Wed.Bible BibleStudy StudyClass.....7:30 Class.....7:30 For ine.or g For Prayer: Prayer: Prayer@hmbconl

Rev. Rev.Jerome JeromeE.E. McNeil, McNeil,Jr.Jr.PhPhD.D.

New New Friendship FriendshipMissionary Missionary Baptist BaptistChurch Church “Where Real & & FriendshipIsIs Real “WhereFriendship The Word” TheMinistry MinistryIsIsThe The Word”

2419 2419Metropolitan MetropolitanAvenue Avenue Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75215 75215 Church: Church:214-421-7211 214-421-7211 Fax: Fax:214-565-1530 214-565-1530 Pastor’s Pastor’sOffice: Office:214-421-8272 214-421-8272 Caregiver’s Caregiver’sOffice: Office:214-565-1147 214-565-1147

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

Bishop Bishop Ray RayCampbell Campbell

5707 5707Bonnie BonnieView ViewRoad Road Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75241 75241 214-376-5846 214-376-5846 8:00 8:00am amEarly EarlyWorship Worship 11:00 11:00am amWorship Worship

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

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

Greater GreaterMount MountHebron Hebron Missionary MissionaryBaptist BaptistChurch Church 2335 Texas 75241 233556th 56thStreet StreetDallas, Dallas, Texas 75241

Rev. Rev.Carlton CarltonGarrett Garrett

Concord Concord Missionary Missionary Baptist Baptist Church Church

6808 6808Pastor PastorBailey BaileyDrive Drive Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75237 75237 214-331-8522 214-331-8522 7:30am, aM 9:15 aM 11:00-12:24 8:00 am,am & 12:00 pm pm 8:00 am,10:00 10:00 & 12:00 wWorship orshop Worship

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

Bon Bon Air Air Baptist Baptist Church Church

2020 2020W. W.Wheatland Wheatland Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75232 75232 972-228-5200 972-228-5200 Sun. 8am&10:45am Sun.Morn. Morn.Services Services 8am&10:45am Wed. Noon & 7pm Wed.Bible BibleStudy Study1212 Noon & 7pm

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

Ideal IdealPentecostal Pentecostal

Friendship Friendship West West Baptist Baptist Church Church Rev. Pastor Rev.Daryl DarylCarter, Carter, Pastor

2415 2415Ann AnnArbor Arbor Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas 214-374-3639 214-374-3639 9:30 9:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 11:00 11:00am amWorship Worship

Ervay ErvayCedar CedarMissionary Missionary Baptist Baptist Church Church

Shiloh Shiloh Missionary Missionary Baptist Baptist Church Church

1114 1114Comal ComalStreet Street Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75203 75203 214-946-3581 214-946-3581 9:00 am Early MorningWorship Worship 8:00 am Early Morning 8:00 am Early Morning Worship 10:15 am Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday School 11:15 am WorshipService Service 11:00 am Worship 11:00 am Worship Service

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Little Little Friendship Friendship Baptist Baptist Church Church

Dallas, Texas

2554 Texas 75216 AnnArbor ArborAve. Ave.Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75216 2554Ann Ph: Ph:(214) (214)376-2873 376-2873 am am Sunday SundaySchool............9:45 School............9:45 Morning am am Morning Praise..........11:00 Praise..........11:00 Children’s am am Church......11:30 Children’sChurch......11:30 BTU.............................6:30 pm BTU.............................6:30 pm Mon. pmpm Mon. Youth YouthMission Mission....7:00 ....7:00 Tues. pm pm Tues.Men’s Men’sMinistry Ministry....7:00 ....7:00 Fri. pmpm Fri.Singles/Family Singles/FamilyMinistry Ministry7:30 7:30

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Ebenezer Missionary Riverside Baptist Church Ebenezer Missionary 3132 Lagow Baptist Church Baptist Church 8015Blossom BlossomLane Lane 8015 9:30 am Sunday School Dallas, Texas Texas 75227 Dallas, 75227 10:45 Sunday am Worship 214-388-1200 214-388-1200


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

Rev. Rev.Fred FredConwright Conwright

Office Mon.Mon. & Fri...9 am - 3 pm OfficeHours... Hours... & Fri...9 am - 3 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs...9 am - 6am pm - 6 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs...9

Greater Church GreaterEmanuel EmanuelBaptist Baptist Church 2110 2110E.E.11th 11thSt.St. Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75203 75203 214-942-0218 214-942-0218

Rev. Rev.Bryan BryanCarter Carter

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

Rev. Rev.Burley BurleyHudson Hudson

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

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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

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

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”

C.C. Robertson

Rev. N. C. Sargent

Little Flock 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.

3104 Gibbs Williams Road Dallas, Texas Sunday School ... 9:00 A.M. Morning Service ... 10:30 A.M. Evening Worship ... 6:00 P.M. Wed. Bible Study ... 7:00 P.M.

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

Pastor David L. & Shirley F. Maxey

Rev. Louis E. Laurent

Greater Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church

Dwayne E. Rodgers, Sr. Pastor

Dr. David Wilson

Rev. Lee W. Turner, 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

Sheep of Jesus Christ Christian Church

Kevin A. Powell, Pastor

1724 Windmire Dr. Mesquite, Texas 75181 972-222-3763 Sunday Service: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study: Monday 7-8 p.m. “….lovest thou me more than these? Feed my sheep….John 21:15-17 Motto: “Where Mature Christians Are Made”

Pastor Kenneth W. Beck

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 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

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

Eld. Wallace M. Holyfield

Israel Baptist 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

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

601 N. Hampton Rd. ~ Desoto, Texas 75115 Phone: (972) 274-1074 ~ Fax: (972) 274-1117 Sunday School Time: 9:00 am SundayService: 10:00 am Wednesday Mid-week Service Bible Study 7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal 8:00 pm Rev. Robert Bonner Jeremiah 3:15

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.


Greater New Mt. Zion Missionary 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.

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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”

Grace Of God Baptist Church

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

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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

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The Called Fellowship Baptist Church

Rev. John Morris, Jr.

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Progressive Baptist Church

Beginners 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


2023 West Davis Street Dallas, Texas 75208 Ph: (214) 942-7535 Sunday School....9:45 A.M. Terry White Pastor/Teacher

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

Rev. C.C. Morgan

february 11, 2011


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Dyer II, Robert 65, departed this life on February 2, 2011. He leaves to mourn, son, Robert James Dyer III, 3 grandchildren, sisters, Elizabeth Dyer-Richardson and Christine DyerGarrett, and brothers, Donald P. Dyer and Troy E. Dyer. Services- Friday, February 11 at 12 noon at Kirkwood C.M.E. Temple- 1440 Sunny Glen. Fields, Superintendent Leonard Pastor of the Greater Mt. Olive C.O.G.I.C. for 47 years, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 7, 2011 peacefully at his home. He was a graduate of Bishop College with a Bachelor degree in Theology. He served as Superintendent of the Greater Mt. Olive District in the Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, member of the Greater Oak Cliff Fellowship Association, the West Dallas Ministerial Alliance and the West Dallas Weed and Seed Program. A distinguished preacher and teacher of God's Word. He was survived by a devoted wife, Barbara J. Fields, three sons and two daughters Leonard Earl, Bobby Clifton, Paul Edward, and Terri Louise


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all of Dallas and Shirley Ann Hurst of Los Angeles, Calif. Wake- Thursday, February 10 from 7-9 pm at Greater Mt. Olive C.O.G.I.C.- 3731 Magdeline, Dallas, TX. Funeral- Friday, February 11 at 1 pm at Saintsville C.O.G.I.C.- 2200 Marsalis Ave., Dallas, TX Finley, L.C. 63. He is survived by wife, Yvonne Finley, grandson, Brent Finley, sisters, Ruby L. Freeney (Rev. E. Freeney) and Ella Hall and brothers, James Finley (Rose) and Willie Finley (Jo Ella). He is preceded in death by his son, Kentry Finley and his parents, Ruben and Rebecca Finley. Wake- Thursday, February 10 from 6-7 pm at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Funeral- Friday, February 11 at 11 am at Homeland Street M.B.C.- 3636 Navarro, Dallas, TX Roberson, Barbara Barnes 56. Survived by 6 daughters and 10 grandchildren. WakeThursday, February 10 from 8:30-9:30 pm at Golden Gate4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Funeral- Saturday, February 12 at 11:30 am Friendship West B.C.- 2020 W. Wheatland Road, Dallas, TX

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