Pastor Velma Overman 1st Vice President
Rev. John Hearn 2nd Vice President
Vicki Dobbins Secretary
Ruby Richards Assistant Secretary
Shirley Hankerson Treasurer
Evelyn Clark Assistant Treasurer
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
Dr. Fleda Fleming Scholarship
Marvin Franklin Education
Dakima Jackson Freedom Fund
Ashanti Bell Patterson Health Chairperson
Rev. Velma Overman Religious Affairs
Keith Steward Veterans Affairs
Sonya Weaver Economic Sustainability
LaShanna Mitchell Stinson Membership
Donna Miller Voter Empowerment
Jessika Kennedy Youth Engagement
Cassy Jones-McBryde Press and Communications
The Health and Religious Affairs Committee partnered to have a discussion on the COVID-19 VACCINE.
Members of the community were able to ask questions from Genelle Allen from Wayne County to share the importance of getting the Vaccine.
Members of the Black and Latino Communities are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, but have less access to getting vaccinations.
More information about COVID-19 can be found on www.waynecounty.com
During the 2019 Freedom Fund Dinner, Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II presented Rev. John Hearn, Jr., the Pastor of Christian Faith Ministries in Garden City with the 1st Annual Champion of Faith Award. The winner of the Award was the church who had the most new memberships in the Western Wayne County NAACP over a 3-month.period The second place church was Christ Temple City of Refuge in Inkster.
The Competition for the 2021 Champion of Faith Winner has started and will end on September 30th.
For more information contact Pastor Velma Overman—Religious Affairs Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Youth Branch of the Western Wayne County NAACP had a great event on February 8, 2020 to test their knowledge on Black History, History of the NAACP and history of the branch. The winners were a team comprised of youth from New Jerusalem MBC and New Hope MBC. The youth represented six churches in our region; The other four churches were Love Joy MBC, Pentecost MBC, Gethsemane MBC, Christian Faith Ministries and Christ Temple City of Refuge. The Competition was held at Pentecost MBC, the food was provided by The PEN Enrichment Center, the certificates were provided by the Telegram News. Each member of the winning team was awarded a youth membership to the Western Wayne County NAACP by Operation Refuge.s.