Themed “Honoring Godly Authority in our Community,” the event will take place at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at The Growing Valley Baptist Church, located at 44818 20th Street West in Lancaster. This event is free and open to the public.
Representatives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol will be honored for their commitment to the Antelope Valley. Dr. Albert Nicholas of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles will deliver a message based on Romans 13:1. Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) is also scheduled to attend.
Additionally, the event will feature praise dancers, toy giveaways and performances by a choir, according to organizers. View a flyer for this event here.
This event is being presented by the AV Pastors Fellowship and the Antelope Valley chapter of the NAACP.
“It was the desire of both the AV-NAACP and several African-American pastors to take a unified, proactive approach toward healing, reconciliation, and reconstruction of the relationship between our community, which lies within the greater Antelope Valley community, and our public safety servants,” stated AV-NAACP President Shunnon Thomas. “We need this, our youth need this, and it is long overdue. It never hurts to say thank you.”
“Anyone who believes in a better Antelope Valley really should be in attendance on this day,” Thomas continued. “It is monumental in the African-American community here in the AV that we would take such an approach.”
For more information on this event, contact Shunnon Thomas at 661-492-5355 or Pastor Jacob Johnson at 661-942-7322.