I have just returned from Inglewood, California where I represented Gammon in the Service of Celebration of Life for Mrs. Mary Frances Johnson Jefferson, a 1943 graduate of Gammon Theological Seminary. It was a tremendous experience and Gammon is positioned to be blessed by this new and renewed connection.
Now, the events of last week in Charlottesville, Virginia should stir the indignation of every American with a sensitivity to the plight of the nation under the leadership of a man who is always right and never wrong. Furthermore, the President refuses to call out persons responsible for leading in the acts of violence. The Church must be willing to take a stand and address the evil of the world as followers of Jesus Christ. In other words I ask, "what would Jesus do"?
On a happy note, congratulations are in order for Rev. Yvette Massey, Pastor of Central UMC, on recently being elected as President of the National Black Clergy Women. I pray that she will serve faithfully as a prophetic leader. Also, congratulations are extended to two of our Gammon students: Bobby Jones ('19), who has become a part of the ministerial team at Bethel UMC and Kylan Pew ('19), who has connected with Hoosier UMC. It is a win win situation for both congregation and student. Thanks to Reverend Gary Dean ('92) (Hoosier) and Reverend Dr. Michael Stinson ('06) (Bethel) for their assistance in helping our Gammon students prepare for Christian ministry. Thanks to the members of both congregations for sharing in this noble cause.
In the words of Dr. Earnest A. Smith, "Our time under God is now."
Together, we can do all things.