Former Alma, GA mayor and Savannah State University alumnus James E. Deen has been selected to deliver the keynote address at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church when it celebrates Laymen’s Day at 11:30 AM on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
“The Victory Concert” is slated for Saturday evening, March 14 at 7 PM featuring gospel singers Janice Walker Kelsey, Rachel Field Hall, and Joshua Walker who will set the spiritual stage for Deacon Deen’s message.
In 2012 Deen was a Vice President of the National Baptist Convention, serving as head of the Social and Fellowship Committee and he is Past President of the Laymen’s Auxiliary, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. Deen is also known as Mayor of Alma, Georgia where he served for three terms and as a Member of City Council, City of Alma, Georgia for five terms.
James E. Deen received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Savannah State College in 1960 and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1967 followed by the Education Specialist Degree from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia in 1975.
Ministers of Music Shayla Loadholt and Delandrian Aikens will present a special selection of uplifting songs. The public, including Deen’s fellow SSU alums from the Class of 1960 and fraternity brothers from Kappa Alpha Psi, are invited to join us for this special annual celebration which recognizes the work of laymen in support of the church. The church is located at 624 Waters Avenue at the corner of Wheaton, where the Rev. Chester A. Ellis is pastor. Sis. Cynthia Hall and Rev. Herbert Hall are chairpersons coordinating the 2015 program.