6th District Holds Ministry to Men Retreat at St. Paul, Savannah (GA)
Savannah, GA—Under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Henry R. Delaney, Saint Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, has become one of the places in Savannah, GA, where community leaders and other citizens assemble to seek guidance and strategize about community issues.
April 27-29, 2007, the 6th Episcopal District of the CME Church Ministry to Men Program held a two-day Men’s Retreat at St. Paul. Leaders of the church came together to worship and discuss issues facing African-American men in areas such as education, the legal system, health care, financial management, sports in the local church and ministering to youth. As needed, professionals and specialists were invited to serve as discussion leaders and speakers. The 6th Episcopal District, encompassing the state of Georgia, and Connectional leaders who participated in the conference included Bishop Othal H. Lakey, prelate of the 6th Episcopal District; Cliff Harris, president of the Connectional Lay Institute; Leo Pinkett, General Secretary of the Department of Ministry to Men, and Dr. Robert Robbins, Sr., Atlanta-Rome Region, 6th Episcopal District Ministry to Men coordinator.
The host church was well represented at all of the sessions, and among the St. Paul men who played a leadership role at the retreat were Horace Magwood, III, Arnold Singleton, John Pryor, Ralph Johnson, Jeremiah Williams, Thomas Cornelius, Tony Wright, Sr., Tommy Cooper, Brian Salters, Min.Cameron Jordan, Dr. Kenneth Jordan, Edward Smith, and George Jackson. St. Paul’s Men’s Chorus provided the music. Brian Magwood, a former member of St. Paul who now attends Good News Community CME Church of Lithonia, GA, also played a leadership role in this highly successful retreat. Pictured are (l-r) Dr. Robbins, Sr., General Secretary Pinkett, and Mr. Magwood.