MLK Celebration at St. Andrews to feature faith-based outreach coordinator
Laurinburg, N.C. - Dr. Lawrence McNeill Dowdy of Wagram, the recently named faith community liasion for the Office of the North Carolina Governor, will be the featured speaker at the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration hosted by St. Andrews Presbyterian College on Jan. 17.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in Avinger Auditorium on the college campus.
Originally from Pinehurst, Dowdy attended North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. He earned his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and is currently the senior pastor at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Proctorville. With his new position with the governor's office, he is charged with developing and strengthening the governor's relationships with religious leaders throughout the state. He is a part of the Office of Citizen and Faith-based Outreach.
For additional information on this annual celebration, contact Rona Leach McLeod at 910-277-5337.
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