The Zion Church community and the City of Everett gathered together this past Monday at the Connolly Center to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The 12th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast was once again well attended by residents, local officials, school administration and members of the Zion Church community in an effort to raise scholarship money for college-bound students.
Senior Pastor of Zion Church Ministries, Bishop Robert Brown, was pleased to welcome this year’s guest speaker, Bishop- Elect Regina E. Shearer. Bishop- Elect Shearer is the Executive Pastor of Zion Church Ministries, where she has served for twenty-two years in overseeing the administration of the church’s ministries. In addition, she also serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Success at Rivier University and the Academic Dean of the Covenant Christian Bible Institute, where she also serves as a faculty member.
In addition to Bishop-Elect Shearer, speakers at the breakfast included Bishop Robert Brown, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Joe McGonagle, Council President John Hanlon and Scholarship Recipients Saintpharnise Pierre and Fredna Pierre.
The Zion Church Community presented Janis M. Cains, Vice President of Everett Credit Union, and Joseph Hickey, Everett Veterans Commissioner with the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Recognition Award, honoring their involvement and commitment to the Everett community.
The Zion Church Ministries Choir delivered moving renditions of traditional hymns throughout the breakfast and concluded the ceremony with the Battle Hymn of the Republic.