Georgia Bulletin

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Stone Mountain

Alveda King To Speak At Stone Mountain Parish

Published October 16, 2008

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the faith in Jesus of many Christians will rock Corpus Christi Church, 600 Mountain View Drive.

At 7 p.m., Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will join the parish’s Gospel Choir in a short and stirring presentation of songs of praise. Immediately afterward the widely known speaker will witness to the gospel of life.

The climax to the program will be the viewing of a powerful eight-minute DVD drama “This Is My Body.” A reception will follow. Admission is free. All are welcome.

The speaker is the daughter of the slain Rev. A. D. King and his wife, Naomi. Like her uncle, her father fought for equality for blacks and the family’s home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed. She spent time in jail for civil rights efforts.

Dedicating her life to the glory of God, she is a former college professor and received her doctorate in law from St. Anselm College. She has served in the Georgia House of Representatives and has written several books including “Sons of Thunder, the King Family Legacy.”

She lives in Atlanta and heads up the African-American outreach for Gospel of Life Ministries. This new organization produces TV shows, YouTube videos and publications. It offers extensive materials on life issues at its Web site.

She seeks to reclaim the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and says, “Faith in God and the commitment to fulfill his will for our lives … is the key to positive action. Have faith in God.”

For more information about the event, contact Kay at (678) 480-2568. For the Gospel of Life Ministries Web site, go to