Christ Worship Center to honor five as “Citizens of the Year”

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PLEASANTVILLE - The Christ Worship Center Worldwide will recognize five local citizens for their outstanding contributions to the community during the center’s inaugural Black History Program. The program will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at the center, 429 W. Bayview Ave., Pleasantville.

“Our church community wanted to shine the light on a few deserving individuals who are living lives to better the lives of others,” said Rev. Reginald Floyd, founder and pastor of the Christ Worship Center Worldwide. “During Black History Month, it’s not enough to simply review past stories of achievement; it is also an opportunity to look up to role models who are making changes now.”

Floyd said the center’s Black History Program will be come an annual event.

The Honorees

This year’s honorees are:

The Honorable Chris A. Brown, assemblyman, who was cited for his outstanding work in creating scholarships and for his civil rights service to the NAACP.

Herb Fisher, a veteran and Purple Heart recipient, who will be honored for his outstanding service to our country and to the community.

Nynell Langford, a member of the Atlantic City Board of Education, will be honored for her outstanding commitment to education. She is also being honored for her service as a founder of “A Time to Remember,” a support group for local mothers who have lost children.

The Rev. Lynda T. Rassman, pastor, St. Paul AME Church of Pleasantville, who will be honored for her outstanding leadership in the religious community.

Councilwoman Judy Ward, Pleasantville City Council president, who will be honored for her outstanding political leadership in the community.

“The missionaries of our church, led by Sister Lovie Gooding, felt these individuals merit recognition not just by our congregation, but by the community at large,” Floyd said. “These people represent what is good, decent and comforting about our area and we thank them for their endeavors on behalf of others.”

Christ Worship Center Worldwide is a non-denominational church founded in 2007.

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