Emmanuel to honor former Pastor Mack, students
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Emmanuel Baptist Church, at 1075 Shalimar Drive, will celebrate its annual Scholarship Service at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 12.
The S. W. Mack Sr. Memorial Scholarship Service is a dual tribute to the memory and contributions of Emmanuel’s former pastor, Dr. S. W. Mack Sr. and an observance of the church’s commitment to supporting the academic and spiritual development of its college students.
The keynote speaker for the worship service will be the Rev. Demi McCoy.
Demi McCoy, also known as “Demi Day,” is a spoken word minister and hip-hop artist from the Washington, D.C. area. She holds a B.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University and is currently working on a M.Div. at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Her passionate talent has led her to minister at various churches, conferences, and events across the nation, including the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend and the 2016 Taste of DC Festival. Most of her work focuses on community and social justice as it relates to race, gender, and sexuality. Having ministered around the country, McCoy continues to rise as a promising young lyricist through her spoken word poems and hip-hop music. Her debut poetry album, “Maybe I Could,” was released in February 2012. Moreover, McCoy’s talent has led her to open for some of today’s most influential artists and religious leaders such as Shane Claiborne, Janette…ikz, the Last Poets, Musiq Soulchild, and Rahiel Tesfamariam.
She also made an appearance at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend and the 2016 Taste of D.C. Festival. Under the stage name “Demi Day,” she has launched a campaign for conscious and justice driven hip-hop.
Rev. Dr. John Mendez is the pastor of Emmanuel.
For additional information or to make contributions, contact Dr. Elva Jones at 336-764-2550.