34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leadership Awards Breakfast
Rev. Dr.  Eboni Marshall Turman 
 Keynote Speaker

33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leadership Awards Breakfast
Dr.  Frederick D. Hayes III 
 Keynote Speaker

Living The "I Have A Dream" In Chaos

Doctor Frederick D. Haynes, III was the keynote speaker for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Leadership Awards Breakfast, which was held on January 21, 2019 at the historic St. Petersburg Coliseum.   We were honored to have Dr. Lois Keith,  bring the greetings from  National Council of Negro Women, Incorporated  National Headquarters.  Dr. Keith serves on the Executive Board and is a  Vice President.  Also in attendance was Sandra Gipson, National Member-At-Large of the Executive Board.  Ms. Gipson hails from Florida.

A prolific speaker who is the Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas Texas;  Dr. Haynes reminded us of the real reason we should be celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.  He expounded on several of Dr. Kings favorite quotes, which provided the backdrop for the why and how we should celebrate Dr. King's memory.   Due to the chaos we live in today, Dr. Haynes echoed it's almost hypocritical to believe we are celebrating Dr. King's Dream. He urged us to return to the ideals of Dr. King, if we want to live in truth and eliminate the chaos we live in today.

We are extremely proud of the breakfast event chairperson, Gwendolyn Fields and her co-chair, DeShay Collier and every member that contributed to the success of this event.   Working with  the Ralph W. Young Family Foundation, 13 scholarships were awarded to deserving high school seniors.  To see a list of the recipients that received awards, please see Awards and Scholarships Presented column in this article.

Working together we can achieve heights untold!

For an indepth summary of  Dr. Haynes speech, please reference, 33rd Annual Dr. King Breakfast  article written by Raven Joy Shonel, Staff Writer for The Weekly Challenger Newspaper.

For photo images of the event, please reference:
Photos of 33rd Annual Dr. King Breakfast  taken by Pierce Brunson of Pierce Brunson Photography.

For a video photo presentation of the event, please reference:
Video of 33rd Annual Dr. King Breakfast prepared by Pierce Brunson of Pierce Brunson Photography.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Awards and Scholarships Presented

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award
Senator Darryl Rouson

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award
Rev. Clarence Williams, Greater Mt. Zion AME

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Incentive Award
Lamaya Benslimane
Leah Dudley
Lauryn Latimer
Sierra Lowery
Anissa Mathis-Taylor
Sa’Coya McKenzie
Akaecia Poole
Kaila Priester
Miles Richardson
Shenyah Ruth
Daniel Sanders
Jalen White
Aniyah Willis

Brittany Bria Gordon Excellence in Achievement Award
Daniel Sanders

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast Featuring   
Bishop Marvin Sapp 
 DVD's Available For Purchase

If you missed the opportunity to attend the 2018 Leadership Awards Breakfast, you will be pleased to know that the St. Petersburg Metropolitan NCNW Section has made it possible for you to get a copy of the awards breakfast DVD.  

If you were able to attend the breakfast but would like to get a commorative copy of the DVD, we have you covered too.

The DVD's are available for purchase NOW!  For a donation of:       $10.00 Bishop Marvin Sapp Speech
            $15.00 Bishop Marvin Sapp Speech and Awards                                       Program

Contact NCNW  at (727) 896-6556 to get your copy today!

            Something About Bishop Sapp

                                             Bishop Marvin Sapp is the founder                                                 and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full                                               Life Center Church, located in Grand
                                             Rapids, Michigan.  The spiritual                                                       leader with two churches travels the                                               world over ministering to people and sharing his life's story after losing his wife eight years ago.  His testimony and faith journey is inspiring.

Bishop Sapp has won several national awards for his golden voice.  He has won awards for Best Gospel Artist and was nominated several years for Male Vocalist of the Year.  He is best known for his recording, "Never Would Have Made It", which still resonates today.   His song,  "The Best In Me" won him the acclaimed Contemporary Gospel Recording Song of the Year" in 2011.

Bishop Sapp is the widower of MaLinda Sapp and has three children.  He continues to be a beacon of inspiration demostrated in his powerful messages. 

Internet source for some nformation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/marvin_sapp