Park Place AME Homestead steps into ‘God’s Vision’

HONOREES: Lloyd Cheatom, Kevin McNair, Bishop Loran E. Mann, Njaimeh Niedzielski, Karris Jackson, Delbert Mackson, Olivia Livingston and Sam Morant (not pictured)

The Park Place African Methodist Episcopal Church, 215 E.10th Ave., Homestead, celebrated and honored exceptional Pittsburghers at their 15th Annual Black History Luncheon at the Comfort Inn in Penn Hills on Feb. 29. The event theme, “Stepping into God’s Vision” (Jeremiah 29:11), was the focus. This annual luncheon didn’t disappoint the expectant crowd of both church and civic groups that gathered from Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Many stated it felt like a family reunion.

Third generation Bishop Frank Madison Reid III, who serves as the Ecumenical Officer and the Endorsing Agent for the AME Church, gave the spirited address as keynote speaker. He is also the Presiding Prelate of the Third Episcopal District.

– Jacquelyn McDonald

Mrs. Yvonne Murphy, Rev. & Mrs Mortty & Andrea Ivy…luncheon guests.


Reverend Thomas Fant (Park Place AME Pastor) greets guests.

WQED-TV AND KDKA RADIO’S CHRIS MOORE enjoyed the celebration.


Pentecostal Temple COGIC members joined in the celebration.

Bishop Frank Madison Reid III, the featured speaker.

A successful luncheon gathering…


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