2018-01-10 / Milestones

Brown speaks at MLK event

The Person County NAACP has planned two celebrations to mark Martin Luther King Day.

The first will take place Sunday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 14 Main Circle in Roxboro. The speaker will be Rev. James Brown, pastor of Warren Chapel Baptist Church of Prospect Hill.

The second event is the Gala Countywide Celebration, which will take place on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 15 at noon at Shady Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 1500 Old Durham Road in Roxboro.

The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Larry G. Wilson.

Rev. Wilson is a native of Fayetteville. He was educated in the public school system there and attended Winston-Salem State University, graduating with a B.S. degree in biology.

He earned his Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh in 2002. He has also earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Mercer University in Atlanta in 2016.

He was ordained to Christian ministry by the American Baptist Churches of the South in May, 2002.

His pastoral experience includes serving the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Semora.

In December, 2016, he accepted the call to pastor the New Red Moutain Baptist Church in Rougemont and began his tenure there February 6, 2017.

He resides in Durham with his wife, Chaplain Audrey L. Wilson.

They have three children: Litasha, Shaun, Jennifer, and one grandchild, Ava.

Sponsoring organizations of the county’s MLK celebrations are the Person County NAACP, Committee on Black Affairs and Person County Ministerial Alliance.

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