By Dr. Brenda R. Simmons-Hutchins, 11th Episcopal – While many across the country were enjoying romantic dinners on Valentine’s Day, St. Paul AME Church’s leadership expressed love in a singularly, extra special manner. The Church had the community on “LOC,” Pastor Marvin C. Zanders, II’s acronym for Loving Our Community!
Love was articulated. On Friday, February 12, the membership, led by the pastor, participated in the Founder’s Day Virtual Birthday Celebration for Bishop Richard Allen, sponsored by Senior Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, the presiding prelate of the 11th Episcopal District. The Founder’s Day Symposium brought together church and professional luminaries such as the Rev. Teresa Fry Brown, the Reve. William H. Lamar, IV, the Rev. Elliott Robinson, the Rev. Roslyn M. Satchel, the Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, and Ms. Cheryl Dozier for a day of information, revelation, and restoration.