The Rev. Marquez Ball is the founding pastor of Uplift Church a non-denominational Protestant endeavor that will hold its first service Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Deerfield Run Elementary School. There will be programs for children from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Now, at the spry age of 70, he will finally realize that dream. Mir, who has spent the last 25 years leading the Spanish congregation at Laurel's First Baptist Church, recently left his post at the church to embark on a three-year mission to Spain. There, he says, he will advocate for the churches to assist the country's rising influx of immigrants, many of whom are coming from Africa.
Mourners gathered at the Israel Baptist Church in East Baltimore to say goodbye to 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, whose hair, as in many of her pictures that flashed on the large screen in the church, was in braids with little white bows.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declined to fund a proposed East Baltimore job-training program backed by an influential community group, sparking a war of words over whether City Hall is doing enough to help the unemployed.
Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore attorney who had been one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland Park, Kansas. He was 94.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Advocates for saving the Mariner Point Swim Club in Joppatowne, as well as having the county purchase the property and turn it into a community center, have been meeting with top Harford County officials in recent weeks.
Del. Heather R. Mizeur said Wednesday that she has chosen the Rev. Delman Coates — the pastor of a large church in Prince George's County — as her running mate in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Rev. Arthur Eugene Jones, a former pastor of the Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church who also ran the Maryland Baptist Aged Home, died of pneumonia Oct. 21 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Owings Mills resident was 88.
Officials with the Southern Baptist Church of Baltimore have terminated their initial contract to purchase the Mariner Point Swim Club of Joppatowne, but that does not mean they have lost interest in acquiring the property and building a church and community center on it.