Outspoken NAACP figure delivers “the truth” at prominent ministers anniversary
by Jordan Bell
Thirty-seven years ago William Lee became the Pastor of Loudon Avenue Christian Church and on Thursday, Sept. 11, he and first lady Dana Lee were honored by the church family and friends for their years of service and ministry.
The night was set as Minister Calvin Curry presided asworship leader and Rev. Dr. William Barber of Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, N.C., was keynote speaker. Rev.Barber is a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors and is also a key organizer of the “Moral Mondays” movement in North Carolina.
For years Rev. Barber has been a strong advocate on the front lines for social justice particularly in his home state of North Carolina where the movement drew national attention.
With a deep and resonating voice, Rev. Barber stood in the pulpit and delivered one of the most impassioned sermons that waged a multi-level attack pushing the need for churches and particularly pastors to lead the charge for justice and truth. “If a church is going to be anything it must have a pastor that will speak the truth… justice and truth telling are ministries that you cannot escape,” he chided.
by Shawn Nowlin
Several years ago some community citizens wanted to create a neighborhood group to address community needs.
by Kenny Walker
On Friday and Saturday Aug 29-30, former and current residents of Lincoln Terrace housing units in northwest Roanoke, presently known as Villages at Lincoln, got together for the first family reunion and picnic.