First Baptist to host annual Men’s Day

Published 5:05 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2018

First Baptist Church (FBC) will hold its annual Men’s Day program Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Martin Luther King Street and J.L. Chestnut Boulevard.

Master of Ceremonies for the program will be Selma Housing Authority Executive Director Rev. Kennard Randolph and the feature speaker for the event will District 67 Rep. Prince Chestnut. Music will be provided by the Selma High School choir.

Additionally, several local organizations led by young men, including Alpha Academy, Kappa League, the Emerging 100 and HYMN, will be on hand to participate in the event and receive recognition from the church.

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According to program Chairman Billy Young, a deacon at FBC, this year’s program will focus on “meeting the spiritual needs of young men in our community.”

“The members of First Baptist Church are very concerned with the plight of young people in our community and believe it is the religious community’s responsibility to meet the needs of our youngest citizens,” Young said. “The religious community, and especially the men in our religious community, must do more for young men and must devote more time to interaction with the young men in Selma.”

Young noted that FBC, which has existed in Selma for more than 150 years, has held a Men’s Day program for over 50 years now. In the past, the local event has attracted speakers such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, retired Sen. Hank Sanders and many others.

“Men’s Day is one of the most anticipated days on our church calendar,” Young said. “We’re really hoping to have a big crowd. We always have a good turnout, but we’re hoping it will be even better this year.”

For more information on FBC’s upcoming Men’s Day program, call 334-874-7331.