Tag: bill mcgill

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

| October 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Last year it was the survivors of the Charleston Church Massacre leading the way to unity in our community, and now six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at the front of the line. Having been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, her athletic accomplishments are literally second to […]

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Reflections on the election

Reflections on the election

| January 25, 2017

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no physician there?”—Jeremiah 8:22 Next to dealing with the residue from my childhood molestation and 16 months of criminal incarceration, nothing has been more painful and traumatic for me than the last 90 days of transition and rehabilitation. […]

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Adult survivors of Mother Emmanuel AME Church massacre to lead Unity Walk

Adult survivors of Mother Emmanuel AME Church massacre to lead Unity Walk

| October 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Bible study 15 months ago in Charleston, S.C., ultimately became one of the most horrific acts in American history. Nine individuals, ranging in age from 26 to 87 years of age, were murdered in the basement of Mother Emmanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015. The two adult survivors, Polly Sheppard and Felicia […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Bill McGill of Imani Baptist Temple

Spotlight on Pastor Bill McGill of Imani Baptist Temple

| August 3, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope that you’re taking time out of your busy schedules to bring yourselves some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  As we travel together, on our journey of love, to get to know one another better because I’m definitely doing […]

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A prayer for those in law enforcement

A prayer for those in law enforcement

| July 18, 2016

A prayer offering from the Rev. Bill McGill: O god we come tonight because we are in desperate need of your might. We are here united in prayer because we care, and want our nation released from this violent snare. We know it is the enemy who has an assignment to kill, steal and destroy; […]

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Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

| June 13, 2016

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special Frost Illustrated Correspondent In an effort to make these observations authentic, I must greet all of you as Muhammad Ali would in the Arabic: “As-Salaam-Alaikum!”  Now for the uninformed it simply means “peace be unto you”, and it is certainly something our world needs to bring more abundantly into […]

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Meet me at the bridge on the way to the mountaintop

Meet me at the bridge on the way to the mountaintop

| April 4, 2016

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place.  But, I’m not concerned about that now.  I just want to do God’s will.  And, He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain.  And I’ve looked over.  And I’ve seen the promised land.  I may not get there with you. […]

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Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On April 3, 1968 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the pulpit of Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn.: “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. […]

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The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

| January 13, 2016

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.  I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.”—Dr. Martin L. King Jr. By the Rev. Bill McGill […]

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University of St. Francis offering chance to participate in MLK Day activities

University of St. Francis offering chance to participate in MLK Day activities

| December 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—While many schools and businesses in the area are taking the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday off as a holiday, the University of Saint Francis, in partnership with the YWCA, will take a different approach. Paying tribute to Dr. King through “A Day On, Not a Day Off” and a panel discussion […]

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