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Lonnie Gray to be guest speaker at virtual MLK Day Community Celebration
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Lonnie Gray to be guest speaker at virtual MLK Day Community Celebration

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The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration will be held at 9 a.m. Monday and will be a virtual celebration.

The 2022 theme is “Persevering Through the Power of Prayer and Praise.”

The guest speaker will be Bishop Lonnie E. Gray. He is the pastor and founder of First Resurrection Church of God in Statesville and Divine Truth Restoration Ministries in Charlotte. Having served in ministry for 39 years (35 years as pastor), his love for ministry is honored by the fact that God has chosen him to carry his precious word.

Gray is faithfully committed to evangelizing the world through crusades, prayer, Christian education and ministerial training. He also counsels families, individuals and all who need spiritual restoration.

Gray is a graduate of Fellowship Community Bible Institute of Johnson City, Tennessee, and he has earned two doctorates. He obtained his master’s and doctorate in theology from Ambassador Christian College in Kannapolis. He also received master’s and doctorate in Christian ministries from PTP School of Christian Education in Charlotte. Gray is a professor of Christian education at PTP School.

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Gray and leading lady Mary Gray have been married for 51 years. They have three daughters, Rochelle, Dedra and Tiffany.

The King event will be available on YouTube after the event. See the committee Facebook page on Monday for a link.

For information, call committee Chair Myrah Lykes at 704-873-9727 or email

The event will be virtual this year and can be accessed through the Iredell County MLK Planning Committee’s Facebook page or on Zoom at .

For telephone, dial 312-626-6799, 646-558-8656 or 301-715-8592.

The Webinar ID is 885 0102 6098.

International numbers are available at .


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