The second annual Deacons in Devotion will honor gospel DJs K.D. Bowe, Donald Cochran, Rodney Evans, Reggie Gay, Bob Grissom, Bobby Hurd, Rhodell Lewis, Eli Smith, Ace Alexander and Larry Tinsley. It is hosted by DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson.
Gerard Henry, former co-host of BET’s “Lift Every Voice,” will emcee the tribute, which will highlight the tradition and impact of the deacon ministry in black churches.
The free event will be filmed by Comcast Television/Zeel TV and archived for Georgia Public Television.
Participating churches include Antioch-Lithonia Missionary Baptist, Clarkston First Baptist, Covenant Ministries Cathedral, Fairfield Baptist, Greater Piney Grove Baptist, Greater Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist, Greenforest Community Baptist, Israel Missionary Baptist, New Piney Grove Missionary Baptist, Poplar Springs Baptist, and Salem Bible Church.
A dessert reception begins at 3:30 p.m. and the program follows at 5.
The Porter Sanford Center is at 3181 Rainbow Drive. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-371-3681.