Rainbow Park fetes pastor on birthday

6/20/2014, 6 a.m.

Steven Dial

Steven Dial

Church members, family and friends will help the Rev. Steven N. Dial Sr. celebrate his 50th birthday on June 21 at Rainbow Park Baptist Church.

Church member Kimberly Jones said there will fellowship and refreshments in honor of Dial, known as the “GED Pastor” for championing literacy programs for people who did not graduate from high school. The church offers free tutoring, GED, ESOL and adult education classes.

Dial has written four books and founded the Rev. Clifton Dial Sr. Scholarship Foundation.

The celebration takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. The church is at 2941 Columbia Drive in Decatur. For more information, call 404-288-1910.