Selma Pastors participate in National Day of Prayer

Published 9:11 am Friday, May 6, 2022

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The city of Selma did its part in a National Day of Prayer on Thursday morning at the Edmunites Building.

Local pastors and school officials participated in the prayer breakfast. The prayers centered around healing the schools, the students and their parents.

Morgan Academy soccer player Wilks Chittom opened the event with a prayer and blessed the food.

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Col. Brook Rollins and Master Sgt. Alex Medina, JROTC instructors at Southside High School, and JROTC Cadet Lt. Carmello Craig and Cadet Tech Sgt. Maciha Thomas, presented the colors.

Pastors who participated in the program: John E. Grayson (Gospel Tabernacle), Steve Burton (Cornerstone Presbyterian Church), Mark Andrews (No Limit Church), Rod Rodchester (Cornerstone Church), Tim Mathis (Westwood Baptist Church), Jonanthan Shanks (New Macedonia Baptist Church), Lee Tate (West Central Baptist Association), Gary Crum Sr. (Ellwood Christian Academy), Chris Minter (Isabella Baptist Church), Stephen Smith (Pine Glenwood Community Church), Jonathan Chappelle (Selma Church of God), Daniel Martin (Bethel Church) and Michael Liles (Orrville Baptist Church).

Representing the schools were: Principals Cedric Brown (Southside High School), Stoney Pritchett (Selma High School), Assistant Principal Paul Thomas (Dallas County High School), Superintendent Hattie Shelton (Dallas County Schools), Concetta Burton (Selma City Schools).

Martin and Smith represented Cathedral Academy and Keith High School, respectively.

Dr. Park T. Chittom represented Morgan Academy.