Stan Watson, Super District 7 Commissioner will present his 2nd Annual Deacons in Devotion event on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Porter Sanford, III Performing Arts and Community Center located at 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034. The renowned Gerard Henry, former co-host of BET’s Lift Every Voice show will act as Master of Ceremonies.
The purpose of the Deacons in Devotion event is to highlight the tradition and impact of the Deacon’s Ministries in the African American churches. Each of the selected churches will perform a traditional hymn, a prayer, and a song. Participating churches include Antioch-Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church, Clarkston First Baptist Church, Covenant Ministries Cathedral, Fairfield Baptist Church, Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, Greater Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Green Forest Community Baptist Church, Israel Missionary Baptist Church, New Piney Gove Missionary Baptist Church, Popular Springs Baptist Church, and Salem Bible Church.
Commissioner Watson will be also using this occasion to honor legendary “African American Men in Gospel Music”. These honorees include K.D. Bowe, Donald Cochran, Rodney Evans, Reggie Gay, Bob Grissom, Bobby Hurd, Rodell Lewis, Eli Smith, Ace Alexander, and Larry Tinsley.
Comcast Television/Zeel TV and American Technologies will be filming this momentous program which will be archived with Georgia Public Television for future generations to view.