THE 2014 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
34TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING NOON ECUMENICAL OBSERVANCE
Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:00 PM
MEYMANDI HALL, PROGRESS ENERGY CENTER
RALEIGH, NC


2014 Keynote Speaker
The Reverend Dr. J. Vincent Terry, Sr., Pastor
Mount Peace Baptist Church
Raleigh, North Carolina

PRESIDING OFFICER
The Reverend Portia Rochelle, Pastor
Word For Transformational Church
Raleigh, North Carolina

THE CALL TO WORSHIP
The Reverend Dr. Classy M. Preston, Pastor
Pleasant Grove Church
Raleigh, North Carolina

ANTHEM (All Stand Please)
Mount Peace Baptist Church Church Choir
The Reverend Dr. J. Vincent Terry, Sr., Pastor
Raleigh, North Carolina

THE WELCOME
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Triangle Martin Luther King Celebration Committee
Raleigh, North Carolina

THE LITANY
The Reverend Asa Bell, Jr., Pastor
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Wendell, North Carolina

MUSICAL SELECTION
Mount Peace Baptist Church Choir
The Reverend Dr. J. Vincent Terry, Sr., Pastor
Raleigh, North Carolina

INTRODUCTION OF MLK ALL CHILDRENS CHOIR
The Reverend William A. Thurston, President
Enchanting Your Life Advancing Partners
Raleigh, North Carolina

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
The Nationally Acclaimed
Martin Luther King, Jr. All-Childrens Choir
Directed By: Mr. Randy Shepard

INTRODUCTION OF OUR GUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Reverend Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr., Pastor
First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
Chairman, Triangle MLK Holiday Committee
Former Chairman, North Carolina MLK Commission

SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Reverend Dr. J. Vincent Terry, Sr., Pastor
Mount Peace Baptist Church
Raleigh North Carolina

THE BENEFICTION & GO FORTH
The Reverend Kenneth D. Cooper
Christian Faith Baptist Church
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Triangle Martin Luther King Committee Board Of Directors
Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr., Chairman
Mr. Marty Clayton, Vice Chairman
Ms. Lorraine Stephens, Secretary
Mr. Ken Eudy, Treasurer
Mrs. Loretta Harper Arnold
Atty. Jeremy Collins
Mr. Joseph M. Sansom
Mrs. Maria Spaulding
Dr. James White
Mr. Thad Woodard



The Reverend Dr. J. Vincent Terry - Biographical Sketch

The Reverend Dr. J. Vincent Terry is a native of Rockingham, North Carolina and grew up within the Pee Dee neighborhood. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church where he entered the ministry at the age of 16, under the leadership of the late Reverend Robert T. Gilchrist. He served as an associate minister under the late Reverend Doctor J. H. Ferguson. He attended and graduated from Shaw University in Raleigh. He also matriculated at Shaw University Divinity School. He now holds a Doctorate of Divinity from Apex School of Theology and was called to pastor Mount Peace Baptist Church, (formerly Halifax Baptist Church) at the age of 19. He has pastured one church for 32 years.
At the age of 22 Pastor Terry revealed to the congregation of Halifax Baptist Church that he had a "Vision" from the Lord to direct our bark. One important part of the "Vision" was the complete renovation of the little wooden framed church at the end of the unpaved street. This renovation included a new brick facade, the remodeling of the church's sanctuary, the Pastor's study, the creation of a classroom, the church office & the complete modernization of the Fellowship Hall & the facilities.
" - Served as an Associate Minister under the late Reverend Doctor J.H. Ferguson " - Graduate of Shaw University, Raleigh, NC " - Matriculated at Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC " - Holds a Doctor of Divinity from Apex School of Theology " - Called to Pastor Mount Peace Baptist Church (formerly Halifax Baptist Church) at the age of 19 " - Former Member of the Baptist Central Children's Home " - Executive Board Member, General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina " - Third Vice President, General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

In the year 2000 Halifax Baptist Church build a new church at 1601 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Raleigh and acquired the new name of Mount Peace Baptist Church. Under Reverend Terry's leadership the Church has experienced growth of more than 2,500 members. He is an Executive Board Member, as well as the Third Vice President of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc. He is currently the Moderator of the Johnston District. He has also served as Institute Director of the Johnston District Baptist Association. Reverend Terry is listed in the national Register's Whos Who in Executives & Professionals 2001-2002 publication.

He is married to Faye V. Terry and they have three children, Fallon Venise, James Vincent, Jr., and Farrah Nicole.