Emmanuel Baptist holds scholarship service

The youth performed a dance/step routine during Sunday’s scholarship service.

Emmanuel Baptist holds scholarship service
March 14
01:20 2019

Dr. Sir Walter Mack Sr. served Emmanuel for 32 years prior to his death in 1982. In his honor, the church celebrates Scholarship Sunday in March to commemorate his birthday. This past Sunday the congregation honored Mack while also sowing into the lives of the young men and women in the church.

The annual Scholarship Sunday service assists the young people in the church with tuition assistance and money for textbooks. The young person honored with the annual scholarship must submit an original essay and this year’s winner was Trajan Douthit.

Douthit is a student at North Carolina A & T State University. His essay was about his grandmother and the tremendous impact she has had on his life. He was thankful to be awarded with this honor.

“This scholarship is tremendously helpful, because it will help my mom pay for college and help me with books as well,” said Douthit. “I was surprised that I won, but I was really hyped because this is really a blessing.

“I have been at this church basically since I was born. I love being here and it is a blessing and an honor to see them give back to community and myself.”

The young adults were featured throughout the service by serving as ushers and delivering the morning prayer, for example. Rev. Larry Brown delivered the sermon and said that he was inspired by his young cousins. “It’s integral for a church to sow back into the lives of its young members, because it’s a relationship fostering,” said Brown. “We give because we love you and because we love, we give, and once we set that foundation, it’s on.”

Rev. Dr. John Mendez says we all stand on someone’s shoulders and he stands on the shoulders of Dr. Mack Sr. 

“He left something that someone else wanted and after 32 years of laboring, he had a great church and the fact I wanted it after he passed said volumes about what he did,” said Mendez. “When I first came, I said we would never forget Sir Walter Mack Sr. for what he has given and the contributions he has made.  I am grateful to him for all that he gave and shared.”

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