The Calhoun County Branch NAACP will be celebrating its 28th Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, October 5th at the John Ford Community Center Banquet Hall at 5 p.m., located at 304 Agnes Street, St. Matthews, SC.
The dynamic keynote speaker for the occasion will be Reverend Ellis White, Jr, of the Edisto Fork United Methodist Church. He is a native of Lynchburg, SC and attended the public schools of Sumter County, graduating from Mayewood High School. Reverend White is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he received a BA degree in Political Science. While at the University of South Carolina he became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Reverend White attended Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West South Carolina where he received a Master of Divinity degree. Reverend White is an Ordained Elder in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Reverend White served as President of the African American Task Force, served on the Commission on Equitable Compensation, SC Pension and Insurance and the SC Conference Board of Global Ministries, President of the Communities of Shalom Steering Committee. Reverend White has served on the following District Boards, Building and Locations and Board of Ordained Ministry.
Reverend White has served as pastor of Bluff Road United Methodist Church, Columbia, SC. Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. He is currently the pastor of Edisto Fork United Methodist Church, Orangeburg, SC.
He is a member of the Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., in Orangeburg.
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