This Year’s Keynote Speaker: Rev. Thomas C. Michael is the founder and pastor of the New Redeemed Deliverance Temple (COGIC, Inc. in Absecon, New Jersey. (formerly at Arctic & Indiana Aves. in Atlantic City). Rev. Michael serves in the Pennsylvania Keystone Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. This is the largest African-American Pentecostal denomination in the world. In this capacity, he is the Superintendent and Chairman of Finance for the Garden State District.
Rev. Michael and his church are confronted every day with the challenges and tragedies of an America in crisis. Last December, Rev. Michael was chosen to give the eulogy for 10 year old Micah Tennant. Tennant was fatally shot while attending a Pleasantville High School football game with his family.
In his eulogy, Rev. Michael recalled some of the darkest times of ancient Israel as described by the Old Testament Book of Judges. They were a time “when there was no king”, no law, and when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes”.
In his eulogy, Rev. Michael called on parents and community leaders to do their jobs of “giving instruction” to young people. He reminded parents that their job was not to be best friends with their children by buying them “the most expensive sneakers” or “whatever they wanted” or letting them do “whatever they pleased”.
This message by Rev. Michael reminds us of what our Founding Fathers often said when they framed our Constitution. They often pointed out that only a moral people can enjoy freedom, and maintain a system of Constitutional self-government and individual rights.
We invited Rev. Michael to continue this discussion at our yearly Washington-Lincoln Day fundraiser from the Christian point of view.
$50 per person admission includes full breakfast buffet. Limited seating. Please reserve your seat now by paying online through the “donate” button at the top of our https://www.libertyandprosperity.com web page. Or please pay by check payable to “Liberty And Prosperity” at any 9:30am breakfast discussion at the Shore Diner by Parkway Exit 36 in Egg Harbor Township. Or mail or drop off your check at our office at 453 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Thanks! Seth Grossman, Executive Director.
- Occurs Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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