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BMA and Concerned Clergy Raise $20,000 for Martin University

Jennifer McCloud 
Martin University
(317) 822-3489
             August 2, 2016
(From left to right:  Councilor Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Clay, Rev. Dr. David W. Greene, and Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Moore, make the presentation to Martin University President Dr. White.)
INDIANAPOLIS – The Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Alliance (BMA) and Concerned Clergy held the 2016 Summer Fellowship Collaboration, a three-night revival from July 19 to 21, on the campus of Martin University to show its support and raise financial support for the state’s only predominately black institution of higher education (PBI).
On Thursday, July 22, the BMA and Concerned Clergy presented Martin University President Dr. Eugene G. White two checks and the three-night offering that totaled $20,000 from the event.
The initial goal was to reach a goal of $5,000 to donate to the University.  “We asked all clergy in Indianapolis to support this endeavor to raise resources and increase awareness of Martin University in our city,” said Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Moore, President of Missionary Baptist Ministers Alliance Inc.  
The well-attended event featured guest speakers Dr. F. Bruce Williams, Bates Memorial Baptist Church, Louisville; Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Clay, Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis; Ms. Frankye E. Johnson, Marion County Public Health Department; and Dr. Eugene G. White, Martin University.
“On behalf of Martin University, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the Baptist Ministers Alliance, Concerned Clergy, and Mr. Lonnell “King Ro” Conley for organizing this great event.  We are thankful for the sacrifice each church and individual made to not only accomplish its original goal, but to exceed it,” said Dr. White.
The Baptist Ministers Alliance and Concerned Clergy have committed to hosting this event again in 2017.
For more information, contact Jennifer McCloud at 317-822-3489 or go online at    
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