Martin Luther King Jr. profile

Martin Luther King Jr.

MANSFIELD -- The Mansfield Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (MIMA) has scheduled its annual celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The celebration will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. at Maddox Memorial Church of God in Christ at 1148 Walker Lake Road in Mansfield. MIMA invites and encourages all community members and leaders to attend.

The purpose of the MLK Celebration is to honor this great American who brought peace and racial recognition to the national stage and to further these same purposes in our local community.

Pastor Nate Meiers will be bringing the keynote address, “Why Christianity Is Essential for Racial Unity.” Meiers formerly served as the Children’s Pastor and then the Senior Pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield.

Last year the celebration was canceled due to weather. This year MIMA has pre-scheduled a snow date for the following Sunday.

According to their constitution, MIMA exists in part to “promote a greater interest in Christ’s kingdom,” “to secure peace, harmony and Christian fellowship among the ministers, churches and communities,” and to “uplift fallen humanity in general.”

Rev. Dr. Larry Rawls serves MIMA as President. Overseer Clarence Sanderfer is Vice-President. Overseer Renea Collins is Treasurer. Rev. Nate Meiers is acting Secretary.

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