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Pastor Goodwin: ‘The Lord had been so good to me’

Prophet preaches at Open Arms Deliverance Center in Oakland Park

In the Bible and in this present time, there are numerous instances of men who the Lord has touched their hearts and even given them verbal instructions to do certain things for him. But rather than follow his directives, they decide to do something they want to do, instead. That is what Henry Goodwin did. “I ran away from the church for a long time. I was having a good time, I thought, and I wanted to continue what I was doing. I was not interested in being a preacher. The people in the world said I was a good person,” Goodwin said. “But, it is true, when your heart has been touched by God’s word, as it says in John 15: 7, you

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Pastor Davis: 'It started at the cradle and won’t end until the grave'

Church started in his parents’ room

The church, Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist that Reverend Mike Davis is the pastor of, did not start where it now is located, 11936 NW 19th Ave., Miami nor does it have the same name its founder, his mother, the late Reverend Mildred Davis Richardson named it. Originally, the church was called Morning Glory Missionary Baptist Church. Richardson died Jan. 7, 1999. Davis became the official senior pastor, after being the presiding pastor during her extended illness. Four years after her demise, the name was changed.

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Williams brings out the best in individuals

As a pastor and a principal, he is dedicated to his church and students

A Miami native and product of Miami-Dade public schools, Reverend Dr. Kevin N. Williams is also a beloved principal at Norwood Elementary School. His experience as a former math teacher at the school has helped him earn the trust and respect of the faculty. Students know him well, and teachers turn to him for advice. At this high-need, minority campus, students are thriving.

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Omega Power and Praise sponsors prom

Night In the Sky Senior Citizen Prom was a first for many

Many seniors who attended a prom last Friday night never had the opportunity to attend a prom before, because they never finished high school. Some had finished high school but could not afford to purchase outfits to attend their proms but it was on their bucket list. The closest many had come to attending a prom was purchasing outfits for their children to wear to theirs and to see how beautiful they looked when they dressed for their special evening. And now, they were able to dress up for their special occasion and have pictures to remember it.

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Pastor Bradshaw helps others find a purpose

“We are a healing and deliverance ministry that manifests itself often”

Carolyn Lewis, a native Miamian, attended Kelsey Pharr Elementary in Brownsville, Filer Junior High School in Hialeah and Miami Jackson Senior High School. She dropped out of school in the 11th grade but later took the test and received her GED (General Educational Diploma).

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Pastor Marc Cooper: Guiding souls to Christ

Upper Room Ministries has experienced growth under his dedicated leadership

Marc Cooper, as a child, wanted to be a musician so badly that he asked his father, the late Elder Lenwood Cooper, to anoint his hands to help him play the piano. It is reported that since a child, Marc has always had a passion for ministry and God's people. As a mandate from God, to this date, Cooper obediently fulfills his calling as Pastor of Upper Room Ministries of Miami

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Alexandra Dean, recent nursing school grad, shot dead

Another shooting in Miami Gardens on June 6 killed 38-year-old Bered Pierre

On June 5, just before the beginning of Sunday school, Pastor Paul Nicholson gave the teachers of Northside Church of God (NCOG) news not even strangers want to hear about. The news was that someone trying to shoot someone else had shot Alexandra Jon’ette Dean, 23, dead at a party. Alexandra, the daughter of Pauline and Raymond E. Dean, was shot June 4 around 10:46 p.m.

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Ike Lewis Jr. calls all souls from all over

Change Your Clothing Ministry Int’l uses technology to draw souls to Christ

Ike Lewis Jr., a native of Miami, grew up in the Allapattah area. He attended Allapattah Elementary and Junior High Schools and graduated from Miami Jackson Senior High School. His relationship with the Lord was developed 37 years ago at the House of God Church of the Living God on 69th Street and 13th Avenue. Elder Levi Wilson was the Pastor.

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Lt. Col. Trahon T. Mashack, an example for others to emulate

Local boy wanted to be Navy Seal, now covers 832nd Transportation Battalion

When Trahon T. Mashack, who was born and raised in Miami, was about 8 or 9 years old, the Youth Department at the Northside Church of God in Miami at 2590 NW 103rd St., was having a program. The church was founded under the leadership of his grandfather, the late Lonnie M. Mashack. Each student was asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. Trahon said he wanted to be a Navy Seal and all of the students laughed. None of them knew a Navy seal and it seemed, according to the witnesses, there was no way one of them were going to reach that position.

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Pastor James Pacley: Children need training

“The government needs to get out of the homes and let the parents run it,” he says

The terrible things happening in the streets of Miami has touched the heart of Pastor James Pacley and his aim is to try and garner enough support within the Miami-Dade County area to maybe have it spread to Tallahassee. “The government needs to get out of the home,” Pacley said.

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