EAST ORANGE, NJ - Please note that due to a personal emergency, Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle is unable to speak at the December 8 training event on “Deacons in Today’s Black Baptist Church” at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange.

The event will still occur as scheduled at the church which is located at 144 Norman Street in East Orange. The facilitators will be Rev. Dwight D. Gill, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange; Rev. Dr. Jerry Carter, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, NJ and Rev. Dana Owens, pastor of Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange, NJ.

The training program will focus on the scriptural basis and historical context for the deacon ministry in the black Baptist church, and address the practical issues related to this ministry today. The cost is $15.00 per person and includes lunch at 12:00 p.m. and the lecture, which starts at 2:00 p.m.

The event, which is sponsored in partnership with Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, NJ and Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange, NJ, is open to all current deacons as well as those who feel possibly called to become a deacon. For more information about the lecture, please call the church office at (973) 678-6710.