Wildcats football team worships at Mt. Carmel

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BY JAMES A DAVIS JR.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

On Sunday, Aug. 10, Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach and the entire Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats football team worshipped together at the church’s annual Deacon-Deaconess Day.

B-CU’s football team bows in prayer during a service at Mt. Carmel.

B-CU’s football team bows in prayer during a service at Mt. Carmel.

Mt. Carmel is led by Pastor Jeffrey D. Robinson Sr. a B-CU graduate, who has been the pastor of Mt. Carmel for the past 10 years. The church has been a landmark for more than 80 years in the Daytona Beach community.

The main speaker for the celebration was Mrs. Willie Mae Church of Greater Friendship Baptist Church of Daytona Beach. Her sermon spoke to the issues of how “prayer is the motivator that will take you to the next level.’’

When prayer was offered to the church, more than half of the B-CU team came down to the altar to receive the prayer that was delivered by the Rev. Ryan Griffin, an associate pastor at Mt. Carmel. He also is a former B-CU football player, .the team’s current football chaplain and is employed at the university.

James A. Davis Jr. is a deacon at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

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