Service to honor eldest local deacons


Alfred Carroll Ministries will host its third annual Deacon Burse Project Worship Service honoring seven of the eldest active deacons in local churches.

The service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 W. 13th Ave.

Rev. George Glass, pastor of New Morning Star MBC of Bastrop, La., will be the guest preacher. A Male Choir made up of men from Greater Mt. Calvary, True Vine “E” and New Direction Baptist Churches will render music.

The 2013 honorees include Deacon YZ Bradley, 76, of Lampkin Chapel MBC; Deacon Annais Brown, 73, of Gospel Temple Baptist Church; Deacon Gilbert Byrd Sr., 80, of First Baptist Church in Ladd; Deacon Cleo Coleman, 85, of Kings Highway MBC; Deacon Carl Jackson of St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church; Deacon Nehemiah Jefferson, 78, of First Trinity COGIC; and Deacon Elmer Turner, 81, of First Missionary Baptist Church of Ladd.