Pastor Jonathan R. Staples and the First Shiloh Baptist Church congregation invite the community to celebrate 100 years of service at the “Centennial Church Family Reunion” from November 11th – 13th.
The Centennial Gala on Friday, November 11th features keynote speaker the Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., one of the most influential preachers in America. A champion for social justice, having marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, AL, Dr. Moss led many campaigns against discrimination as a regional director with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of which Dr. King was president.
From 1975-2008, Rev. Dr. Moss pastored the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church of Cleveland, at one time the largest black church in the state of Ohio. The gala will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel, and tickets are $60.
On Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 PM, First Shiloh presents the “100 years – 100 voices” Centennial concert. The choir director is Maestro Edna Gayles Kee, life long member of First Shiloh and distinguished professor at Erie Community College, who will share the conductors’ podium with Melvin Bryant, Jr., a past Shiloh minister of music, now Elder of Worship at Church of the Great Commission, Camp Springs, MD. These two talented composers and musicians have designed a program that is a powerful collection of music from Negro Spirituals to contemporary gospel. There is no admission charge for the concert.