Sat Feb 05 2022 at 11:30 am to 02:30 pm


Commonwealth Church | Redford Charter Township, MI

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and honor trailblazers, torchbearers and those whose we have a bright hope for tomorrow for.
About this Event

Since the inception of our church honoring those who have paved the way for us to exist has been a paramount virtue. This Black History Month is no different and we aim to honor trailblazing , torchbearers and those that will offer a bright hope for tomorrow in worlds of education, religon, the judiciay and entrepreneurship from across the state.

The Lifetime Achievement Trailblazers for 2022 are :

Rev.Dr. E.L. and Lady Lanell Branch, Pastor Emeritus Third New Hope Baptist Church

Judge Debra Lewis Langston, Retired 36th District Court, Detroit

Dr. Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State University, University Distinguished Professor Emerita of English Dist.

Rev. David and Lady Pat Johnson, Retried

John James Sr, Chairman and Founder James Group International

Rev. Lawrence Glass, Pastor, El Bethel Baptist Church, Redford


The 2022 Torchbearer Awardees are:

Ms. Beverly Jones, Director, Greater Ebenezer Christian Child Care Center,Detroit, Mi

Ms Linda Byrd, Founder, ASA Higher Learning Prep, Detroit,Mi

Rev.Dr. Marvin T Smith, Mt. Olive Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, Saginaw, Mi

Mr. Anthony and Mrs.Crystal Mitchell, Crystal Clear Images -Detroit, Mi

Rev. Dr. Jeffery D Robinson, Pastor Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit,Mi

Rev. H.Levi McClendon III, Pastor Mt. Zion All Nations Church, Lansing, Mi

Dean Cecelia Dawson, State Director of Christian Education for the BM&E State Convention, Detroit, Mi

Rev.David A. Johnson II, Pastor Kingdom Covenant Church, Detroit, Mi


The 2022 Bright Hope For Tomorrow Awardees are:

Matthew Langston, Special Projects Manager at Housing and Revitalization Department, City of Detroit

Shaleesa Ebron, Regional Director Of STEM Curriculum Instruction & Assessment at Distinctive Schools

Min. LaRon R. Moore - Hospice Chaplin and LaRon R Moore Ministires - Detroit

Rev. Ennis Monore,Pastor, First Baptist Southwest, Detroit Mi

Rev. Dr. Theodore T. Turman, Pastor ​First Baptist Church of Detroit, Southfield Mi

Rev. Marcelle T Smith, Pastor Historic Second Baptist Church, Bay City, Mi

Mr. Aaron Wiley, Founder Arlington Steamers Carpet Cleaning, Southfield Mi

Andre Ebron, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at United Way for Southeastern Michigan - Detroit, Mi

Rev. Leon Morehead, Exectuive Minister, Greater New Mt. Moraih, Detroit, Mi

David Cross,Social Entrepreneur, Detroit, Mi

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Where is it happening?

Commonwealth Church, 27171 West Chicago, Redford Charter Township, United States

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USD 20.00 to USD 135.00

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