Trayvon Martin’s father to speak in W-S

Trayvon Martin’s father to speak in W-S
November 12
00:00 2015

In above photo: (Left) Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, and (right) Sean “Demetrus” Senior, college and young adult pastor at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. (File photos)

Corner 2 Corner conference set for next week

 Special to The Chronicle

Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin and co-founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, will speak on Sunday, Nov. 22, during the 12th annual Corner 2 Corner (C2C) Drug Dealers and Street Life Conference, scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 19- 22.

Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St., is the host of the conference, which is designed to help individuals take steps to turn their lives around.

Martin will speak at the graduation ceremony for the C2C participants during Union Baptist’s morning worship service at 11 a.m. 

Sean “Demetrus” Senior, college and young adult pastor at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, will be the guest preacher at the 8:30 a.m. worship service. Bishop Rudolph McKisisick Jr. is the senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Institutional.

The Corner 2 Corner Conference will open with registration and a continental breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 a.m.  Workshops will begin each morning at 9:15 a.m. and conclude with lunch.  On Sunday, the graduation worship services will be at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m., the conference will hold a pre-conference forum, which will focus on the release of federal inmates by the US Justice Department. Realizing that these inmates will be integrated into communities, there will be a special question and answer forum to address concerns regarding housing, employment and what the Christian community can do to assist with their transition. 

Tracy Martin has committed his life to transforming tragedy into change. In 2012 his teen son, Trayvon, was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida. The event received national media attention at the time of the shooting and a year later when the shooter was acquitted of murder charges.  Despite his devastating loss, Martin was able to channel his immeasurable heartache into the immense strength needed to elicit positive change. He now is fighting for the broad societal shift required to ensure that a similar incident never claims the life of another child. 

Sean “Demetrus” Senior, affectionately known as Pastor D., has a powerful testimony of trying to live a life in the streets while knowing the call on his life.

Longer than Senior has been preaching the Word, he has been captivating crowds with his amazing vocal talent. 

He owns  record label Kaught Upp Music. Senior is working on his fourth album titled “Not Guilty.”  

Persons interested in participating in this year’s C2C Drug Dealers and Street Life Conference should call 336-724-9305, ext. 222.  Registration is free and open to the public. Bishop Sir Walter Mack Jr. is pastor and teacher of Union Baptist. 


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