The installation of Tubman-King Community Church’s new pastor, Dr. M.L. Kaufman, is scheduled for March 25.
Kaufman, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, preached his first sermon at Tubman-King on Jan. 7.
His installation kicks off with a banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Root Hall at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Rev. Edwin Coffie Jr. will deliver the banquet message.
The installation service is 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25, with the Rev. A. Michael Charles Durant of Tenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., delivering the sermon. The service is open to the public.
Pastoral, educational background
Kaufman comes to Tubman-King from Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Marshville, North Carolina, where he served as senior pastor for 12 years.
The pastor, who is married to Ivy Kaufman of Lexington, Kentucky, has been in ministry since 1987. He is the son of the Rev. Godfrey Kaufman and Paula Butler, both of Louisville.
Kaufman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia; a master’s of divinity degree from Virginia Union University Seminary in Richmond, Virginia; and a master’s of sacred theology degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina.
He also has earned a doctor of ministry degree in homiletics from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Veteran, golfer, biker
Kaufman has served in the U.S. Army in the Military Intelligence Corps as an enlisted soldier. He has served as pastor of the Gospel Service and a Battalion chaplain at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., ministering to more than 400 soldiers and their families doing extensive counseling in marriage, domestic violence, suicide prevention, spiritual formation, leadership, staff development, and religious education.
He enjoys all sports and his favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers. In his leisure time, he likes playing golfing and riding his Yamaha V-Star 1100 motorcycle.
For more information, call the church at 386-258-5683.
Hope Fellowship to be site of health fair
A health and wellness fair is scheduled Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Fellowship Church, 869 Derbyshire Road, Daytona Beach.
It will include free health screenings, vendors, food, and activities for children.
Vendors will include the Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Progressive Medical Research, Angels Senior Living, All at Home Health Care, Health Market, Blossom’s Work Force Academy, Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity, Daytona Beach Fire Station, BPHIT Fitness and Quanita’s Ballroom and Fitness.
For more information, call 386-527-5918.
Daytona State to present Multicultural Show
The eighth annual Multicultural Show, presented by the Cultural Diversity Committee, the School of World Languages & Speech and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Daytona State College (DSC), is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m.
Featuring DSC international students and second-language learners, the production showcases their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge through song, dance, drama and comedy.
The show will be performed in the Davidson Theater at DSC’s News-Journal Center at 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Light refreshments will be served following the 90-minute show.
The performance is free and open to the public.
“Students will sing, dance, perform in skits and play various instruments,” said School of Adult Education Assistant Professor Elizabeth Herbster. “It’s a chance for students to put their language skills into practice, as well as showcase their talents.”
About ESOL program
ESOL classes at Daytona State teach beginning-to-advanced English language skills, helping students to learn or improve English, develop the skills needed to find a job or get a promotion, or prepare for college-level academic courses at Daytona State.
Similarly, students learning a second language (such as American Sign Language, French, German, Italian or Spanish) benefit from both academic success as well as developing communication skills to further careers in business, education, healthcare, hospitality, public safety, entertainment and government.
For more information about the Multicultural Show, email Elizabeth.Herbster@DaytonaState.edu.