2016 Highlights

· Led Community Efforts to obtain $80K funding for repair and restoration of Daughters of Zion Cemetery

· Participated on Charlottesville City Chief-Of-Police Search Community Panel

· Participated on Albemarle County Chief-Of-Police Search Community Panel

· Led efforts resulting in Release and Distribution of Albemarle County Police Citizen Pocket Guide

· Hosted Community Forum “Meet And Greet” w/Mayor Mike Signor

· Provided Support for Rev. & Mrs. Doyle Thomas

· Provided Monetary Support for Richard Stewart

· Conducted four (4) Interfaith Pulpit Exchanges (Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Grace Community, and First Christian)

· Hosted 6th Annual Community Day w/ Special Guests Bill Crutchfield and Police Chief Al Thomas

· Participated in 4th Annual Back-To-School Bash

· Conducted 6th Annual Area Community Feast

· Held Two (2) Joint Men’s Fellowship Breakfasts with First Christian Church and One (1) with Grace Community Church

· Conducted Joint PACEM Outreach with Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church

· Pastor publishes Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Book

· Pastor receives Commendation (HR87) from the Virginia General Assembly

· Lewis Tate and Madison Long participate in 2016 Delta Sigma Theta Read-In

· Lakia Thompson is Flag-Bearer at Harlem Globetrotters Game on March 3rd at JP Jones Arena

· Phyllis Bowman makes donation towards purchase of upgraded Media Equipment

· Pastor preaches for Virginia State Baptist Ushers Union on March 19

· Joseph Thaddeus Bates (Son of Joey and June Bates) is dedicated at EBC on March 20th

· Appreciation Celebration for Calvin Tate was held at Ebenezer on April 17th

· Dayzon Gross-Harris is VSBUU Queen Representative

· Pastor conducts Comprehensive Pastoral Report Card and Membership Evaluation of EBC Ministry

· Work of the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion receives Local, State, and National Recognition

· Joseph Craft is affirmed as Deacon-In-Training

· Mia Murray graduates with Honors from CHS and receives a Full Scholarship to Ohio State

· Lewis Tate receives his 3rd Degree Black Belt

· Kori Ross is featured in CBS19 coverage at Buford Middle School attended by the US Secretary of Education                        (John King, Jr.) on October 30th

· Emergency Preparedness Forum held October 23rd

· Area Abolitionist Museum Play was held at Ebenezer on October 30th

· EBC Interactive Fellowship led by Rochelle Nightengale was held on December 18th