ANNUAL EVENT Good Friday breakfast scheduled at YMCA
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown YMCA will hold its annual Good Friday breakfast and service from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. April 14 in the YMCA Community Gym, 17 N. Champion St.
The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Lee of Third Baptist Church will deliver the keynote message, and Antonia Nwankwo, a junior at Ursuline High School, will provide the music.
A breakfast buffet will be provided by Cafe Roma at 7:30. The U.S. Air Force Color Guard will present colors and lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance at 8.
Tickets are on sale at the YMCA for $7.50 each or $59 for a table of eight. For information or to reserve tickets, call Judy Neyman at the YMCA at (330) 744-8411.
About the speaker
The Rev. Dr. Lee came to Third Baptist Church in 1960, just after the death of the pastor, the late Rev. Dr. S.S. Booker, and as a new church was being constructed.
Dr. Lee has participated in civic, community and ecumenical activities. He is a member of the Youngstown Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Rising Sun Lodge No. 90 and Bazaleel Consistory No. 15 Prince Hall Affiliation, and was the first keynote speaker for the Progressive Conference of African American Masons of Ohio.
He taught at the Youngstown Extension of the American Baptist and Theological Seminary of Nashville and the Black Studies Program of Youngstown State University. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Virginia State University and completed requirements for a doctorate in ministry from Ashland University.
Dr. Lee has served as moderator of the Northern Ohio Baptist Churches of Ohio, director of music for the Ohio General Baptist Convention, chairman of the Trumbull Baptist Neighborhood Ministries Committee, president of the Youngstown Ministerial Association and president of Mahoning Valley Council of Churches.
A daughter of Anthony N. and Sharon D. Nwankwo of Youngstown, Antonia is the 2005 Mizell Ewing Talent Hunt winner.
She is involved in student council, and speech and debate teams and is a Student Assistance Team member at Ursuline.
Antonia, 16, is a member of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, where she assists with the Children's Church Ministries. She served on the youth usher board and in the teen choir.