Youth Rally at Willis Park a big success

Published 5:08 pm Friday, June 30, 2017

Kids at the youth rally hosted by the Laymen Brotherhood Second Chance Outreach Ministry last Saturday peruse over a table of Bibles being offered.

The Laymen Brotherhood Second Chance Outreach Ministry enjoyed a beautiful and successful day with a nice crowd at the Youth Rally for Christ, “Say No to Drugs and Violence” on Saturday, June 24, in  Willis Park on the Square.

With the grateful help from supporters to the outreach, they were  able to give out 100 bags that included Bibles, Belts and small gift items. They had plenty of pizza, soft drinks, water and pastries for everyone.

There were speakers which included a representative from the Decatur County School Board, Kelvin Bouie, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Elijah McCoy, and Deputy Gary Hines and Bainbridge Public Saftety Department Officers. Davina Thomas and Captain  Pate presented Rev. Bivins with a Resolution for the outreach work he is doing to make a positive difference in the community for the youth. The Resolution was  signed by the Public Safety Director, Mr. Jerry Carter. In additon, Pastor John D. Thomas, Sr. pastor of Emanuel M. B. Church. Mrs. Terri Jackson were in attendance. Other special guests were Scott Beigle of Faith Radio, Pat Smith of Pat’s Pantry, the Christian Rap group, Team Redeem, a youth choir from Tallahassee, Florida and other singers who participated in the rally. The founders of the Laymen Brotherhood are, Rev. Adren Bivins, Sr. and Sylvia Bivins, who thank everyone for a great job.

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