New Salem to host fifth annual K&K Woods Youth Conference


New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will host the fifth annual K&K Woods Youth Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

According to Vaccarlo Allen, one of the conference organizers, the conference was started as a way to honor the memory of sisters Kendria and Kayla Woods, members of New Salem who were killed in a car accident on Feb. 6, 2009.

Speakers for the conference will include Deaquanita Lancelin of First Baptist Church at Pine Bluff; Aaron Johnson, pastor of Liberty Hill Baptist Church at Pine Bluff; Kenetta Hill-Ridgell and Kymara Hill-Seals, both of Breath of Life Church at Pine Bluff; Dr. Tracy Dunbar of Old St. James Baptist Church at Pine Bluff; Alisha Jackson of Mt. Olive Baptist Church at Pine Bluff, Leaudra Sanders and Kim Fox.

Topics to be addressed are “Who am I? I am somebody in Christ”, “The Power of Association”, “Setting and Achieving Goals”, and “Who’s looking at me? How to set the right example.”

New to this year’s conference will be a session entitled, “Seizing the Moment,” where the parents of Kendria and Kayla, along with other parents who have lost children, will speak.

During this event, the fourth annual K&K Woods Scholarship will also be awarded.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.