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Bishop Curry: “New Birth a perfect place for imperfect people”

Church recently celebrated 25 years of service to community and congregants

Bishop Victor Tyrone Curry is a well-established pastor, preacher, author, teacher and social activist who epitomizes focused leadership.

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From education advocacy to career preparedness

The STEM For Kids program helps broaden children’s futures and lives

Mack Samuel, a technologist, entrepreneur, and an avid advocate for children’s education, brings STEM For Kids to Miami to help them get better prepared for the future.

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Students honor teacher they had 62 years ago

“Mr. Oris Walker was firm but he was always fair,” they say

On Sunday, July 24, 10 seniors, former students of Oris Walker from the Lakeshore High School in Belle Glade, Fla., surprised their teacher at Grace Baptist Church in Port St. Lucie to let him know how much they appreciate what he did for them more than 62 years ago.

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Bishop Chauncey Brown: “Serving is the mortgage we pay for living on Earth”

Bishop Chauncey D. Brown is a native of Winter Haven. He began his postsecondary education at Polk College majoring in Criminal Justice. Afterward, he entered the Florida Theology Seminary and International Theological Seminary in Lakeland. Brown graduated from Boston University's School of Theology.

Ola Lee Mobley: Coconut Grove matriarch turns 105

She credits her longevity to love of God, grace and many prayers

Ola Lee was born to David and Sally Mobley on July 26,1911 in Statesboro, Ga. She was the second of 10 siblings and the only living survivor of them all. On Tuesday, July 26, Ola Lee Mobley-Edwards turned 105 years old. According to John Daniel Edwards, she often says,” I’m an old woman now, and I can’t do what I used to do.” But she would always include in that statement, “I thank God for being here.” The family believes Ola Lee Mobley-Edwards’ longevity is because of her steadfast love of God, his grace, her prayers and belief in treating people as she wants to be treated.

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Pastor Jackson: “Young people learn from what they see” than what they hear"

He is the senior pastor at Miami's Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

A native of Coconut Grove, Alphonso J. Jackson Jr. was born to Reverend and Mrs. Alphonso Jackson Sr. His parents trained him as directed biblically in Prov. 22:6: “Train up a child while he is young and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Franklin Clark, BTW alum and deacon, dies

Deacon Franklin Clark lived his life by this quote “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” He died Tuesday, July 26 at Jackson North Hospital. Almost immediately the word had spread among family, friends, church members, and the Greek community. He was the youngest of four children born to native Miamian Fannett Smith, and Adam Clark, a native Bahamian immigrant, in Overtown on May 5, 1937.

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‘Mr. Roy,’ former Miami Times employee, dies in Jacksonville

Leroy Griffin Sr., 82, affectionately referred to as “Mr. Roy” by the employees at The Miami Times, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Jacksonville at the Community Hospice. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. in the T.S. Warden Chapel, 4315 Main St., Jacksonville, 32206. Those wanting to send condolences or love-offerings, may go to the chapel’s website, tswarden.com

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Called as a youth, Pastor Kenneth Duke continues to serve

“Abundant success” best describes head of Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church of Miami

Nurtured in an atmosphere of Biblical virtues by his parents, Elder Dan and Eunice Duke, in St. Louis Mo., Kenneth A. Duke acknowledged the Lordship of Christ and was baptized at age 9.

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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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