11:14 PM EST, January 13, 2011
The annual Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg.
The service, which celebrates the ongoing spiritual impact of King's life and ministry, will be led by clergy and laity from the community representing the Jewish and Christian traditions. The speaker will be the Rev. Franklin Gordon, pastor of the Great Commission Deliverance Ministries in Waynesboro, Pa.
Special music will be presented by the Great Commission Deliverance Ministries Choir.
The Rev. Franklin Gordon was born in Florence, S.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1993. He was ordained in 1998 as a pastor with the Kings Apostle Church World Ministries and serves his denomination as a presiding elder, and serves on the Presbytery Board and Board of Directors. He holds a bachelor's degree in theology from Teamwork Bible College in Martinsville, Va., and is certified by the Capital Baptist Bible Institute. He is dean of the Great Commission School of Ministry.
He and his wife, Shirley, live in Smithsburg with their daughter, Marla.
A special feature of the service will be the rendition of selections from King's speeches by two area school students.
A reception will follow the service in the church Social Hall.
The service is co-sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance, the Evangelical Fellowship of Cumberland Valley, the Chambersburg Ministerium and the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area.
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