In recognition of local leaders and community organizations that partnered with the City of Flint through the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Sheldon Neeley honored ten local faith-based partners for their trailblazing work and leadership in our community.
Mayor Neeley bestowed the Keys to the City, Flint’s highest honor, to the honorees in a ceremony on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at The New McCree Theatre.. The event for honorees followed COVID-19 safety protocols.
“We honor these faith-based champions for their leadership, for their bold and steadfast commitment to our community, and for the beacon of light they provided to so many during a devastating health crisis,” Mayor Neeley said. “We honor them and their work to serve our families in extreme times of need and every day.”
The honorees are:
- Asbury United Methodist – Pastor Dr. Tommy McDoniel
- Bethel United Methodist – Pastor James Cogman
- Central Church of the Nazarene – Pastor Rob Prince
- Church Without Walls – Pastor Martez Warren
- Greater Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. – Bishop Roger Jones
- Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church – Pastor Samuel Berry, III
- Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church – Pastor Jeffery Hawkins
- Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church – Pastor Dr. Daniel Moore, Sr.
- St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church – Pastor Kevin Thompson
- Word of Life Christian Church – Pastor George Wilkinson
Honorees were selected from nominations in the faith-based community.