Rev Willie Barrow To Receive The Lifetime Achievement Award At The Pastors & Church Leaders' Award Prayer Breakfast - 2004

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This year, hundreds of clergy,church leaders, and laity will attend a prayer breakfast to uplift and educate pastors and church leaders in the Chicagoland area.

CHICAGO (PRWEB) August 17, 2004. Churches across the country are being sued in increasing numbers. These lawsuits are typically regarding the questioning of its finances. Locally a Chicago church was sued for mismanagement of assets and refusing to open the church's books to its members. Christian Financial Ministries, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, specializes in financial audits and Certified Church Administrator training for churches and faith-based organizations.


This event is sponsored by Christian Financial Ministries. The co-sponsors include Higher Love Ministries, Jackson National Life Insurance,and Home Gift USA.

Suzanne Penn, President of Christian Financial Ministries will be presenting the Lifetime Achievment Award to Rev Dr Willie Taplin Barrow. (Dr Barrow, a national social activist is co-founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition. She is an ordained minister, and sits on the board of the Vernon Park Church of God. As a church leader, she heads the Justice ministry at her church.)

Steller award nominee - Kim Stratton, a gospel recording artist will perform.

The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Delores "Dee" Richmond, from GMAC Realty.

The keynote speaker is Rev Dr Vera Stewart, Minister of Pastoral Care, from New Faith Baptist Church in Matteson, Illinois.

The theme for the event is "Following the Spirit and Accepting Change", and the Pastors to be honored are Bishop Sylvester & Rev. Dr. Luella Brinson, Hope Outreach Ministries; Pastors Kennie and Brinda Delt, Higher Love Ministries; Pastor Michael & Gwendolyn Hudson, Christ Temple Community Church; Pastor Walter & Debora Matthews, Pleasant Green M.B. Church; Rev. Drs. Noah & Carolyn Waddy Reid, Langley Avenue Church of God; Pastor Leon & Evangelist Diane Thompson, Greater Canaan M.B. Church; and Rev. Marlene Woodson, C.E.O.,Christian Vision Center.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 28th, 2004 at the Oak Lawn Hilton Hotel, on 94th and Cicero, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Tickets can be purchased on the web-site.

For more information contact Tacaila Hinton at (800) 374-5616.


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