THE 2014 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
34TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING TRIANGLE INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST
Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:15 AM
SHERATON IMPERIAL HOTEL, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
RALEIGH, NC

The Triangle Martin Luther King Committee "50 Years Later: The Journey Continues In Pursuit Of The Dream"

2014 Keynote Speaker
The Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, III, Pastor
Trinity United Church Of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

Doors Open 6:00 AM
FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED
Admission Free

OPENING REMARKS & CALL TO ORDER
The Reverend Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr., Pastor
First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
Chairman, Triangle Martin Luther King Committee
Former Chairman, North Carolina Martin Luther King Commission

PROCEDURAL BLESSINGS
The Reverend Lisa Yebuah, Pastor Of Inviting Ministries
Edenton Street United Methodist Church
Raleigh, North Carolina

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & LIFT EVRY VOICE AND SING All Please Stand

THE WELCOME
Dr. Jerry Head, Jr., Chairman
Durham Martin Luther King Steering Committee
Durham, North Carolina

SPECIAL YOUTH WORD
Mr. Donovan Summers, 5th Grade Student
Rand Road Elementary School
Raleigh, North Carolina

MUSICAL SOLO TRIBUTE TO DR. KING
Ms. Rozlyn Sorrell
Raleigh, North Carolina

GREETINGS FROM THE TRIANGLE'S MAYORS
The Honorable Thomas I. Stevens, Mayor
Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina

The Honorable Nancy McFarlane, Mayor
City of Raleigh, North Carolina

The Honorable William Bill Bell, Mayor
City of Durham, North Carolina

WHY WE CELEBRATE THIS DAY

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Mr. Ken Eudy, President Emeritus, Capstrat
Triangle Martin Luther King Committee, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina

WELCOME/INTRODUCTION
Mr. Gerald Owens, WRAL News Anchor
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Raleigh, North Carolina

WHY WE DO THIS
The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina

PRAYER FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE
Rabbi Lucy Dinner
Temple Beth Or
Raleigh, North Carolina

PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE
Father Misaeil Abou El Kheir, Priest
Saint Mary Copic Egyptian Church
Raleigh, North Carolina

PRAYER FOR EQUALITY & RECONCILIATION
Dr. Marian Dessent, Spiritual Leader
Bahai Faith Assembly
Durham, North Carolina

REFLECTIONS: A WEEK IN MANDELAS SOUTH AFRICA /b>
David Crabtree, WRAL News Anchor
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Raleigh, North Carolina

MUSICAL SOLO TRIBUTE TO DR. KING
National Recording Artist Earnest Pugh

INTRODUCTION OF GUEST SPEAKER
Mr. Gerald Owens, WRAL News Anchor
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Raleigh, North Carolina

SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, III, Pastor
Trinity United Church Of Christ
Chicago, Illinois

PARTING BENEDICTION & THE LAST WORD
The Reverend Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr., Pastor
First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
Chairman, Triangle Martin Luther King Committee
Chairman, North Carolina Martin Luther King Commission

CLOSING SONG
Rozlyn Sorrell
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


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OUR HEARTFELT THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY & WRAL-TV FOR 18 YEARS OF SPONSORSHIP OF THIS PRAYER BREAKFAST


Rev. Otis Moss III  Biographical Sketch

Rev. Otis Moss III is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching prophetically that the message of love and justice are inseparable companions, forming the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ . He has a unique gift to communicate across generations. His creative bible - based messages have inspired young and old alike. His intergenerational preaching gift has made Rev. Moss a popular speaker on college campuses, at conferences and churches acro ss the globe. Rev. Moss is a native of Cleveland, OH, an honors graduate of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School, and he has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.

Rev. Moss is highly influenced by the works of Zora Neal e Hurston, August Wilson, Howard Thurman, Jazz and Hip - Hop music. The work and legacy of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the pastoral ministry of his father, Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, OH, have been primary mentors for his spiritual formation.

<>He is the former pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, GA., his first pastorate, where the church grew from 125 members to over 2100 disciples during his tenure. Rev. Moss is currently Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.

Pastor Moss is an accomplished author. He published his first book, Redemption in a Red Light District in 1999 and co - authored The Gospel Re - Mix; How to Reach the Hip - Hop Generation in 2006. His sermons articles and poetry have appeared in public ations such as Power in the Pulpit II : Americas Most Effect ive Preachers, Joy To The World: Sermons From Amer icas Pulpit, Sound The Trumpet: Messages of H ope for Black Men , The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama , Sojourners Magazine and The African American Pulpit Journal. In 2012, he published, with his father, He Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Preach!: The Power and Purpose Behind Our Praise

He is an ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Conve ntion and the United Church of Christ, carrying dual standing in both denominations. He is a life member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, board member of the Christian Century Magazine, Chaplain of the Childrens Defense Funds Samuel DeWit t Proctor Child Advocacy Conference.

He is married to his college sweetheart, the former Monica Brown of Orlando, Fl, a Spelman College and Columbia University graduate. They are the proud parents of two creative and humorous children, Elijah Wynton and Makayla Elon.