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Voices of Faith’s 50+ Ministry awards scholarships to college-bound students


A future physical therapist, architect, civil engineer and global neonatal nurse are getting a helping hand with college, thanks the 50+ Ministry at Voices of Faith Ministries, whose main campus is in Stone Mountain.

Every year, the ministry gives $500 scholarships to deserving college-bound members of the church. This year, four students received the scholarships: 17-year-old Francisco Clark, Jr., a graduate of Archer High School, who will be attending Georgia Southern University; Andrew Green, an 18-year-old graduate of Arabia Mountain High School in DeKalb County who will be attending Atlanta’s Morehouse College; Asia Howard, an 18-year-old graduate of DeKalb Early College Academy who will be attending Valdosta State University; and 17-year-old Leah Smith, a graduate of DeKalb’s Stephenson High School who will be attending Kennesaw State University. 
All of the high school graduates received their scholarships at Voices of Faith’s July 27 worship service.

“These four extraordinary recipients of this year’s award had outstanding church and extra-curricular community activities, remarkable essays, excellent school standing and have strong faith,” said Bishop Gary Hawkins, pastor of the church. “We have taught these students to reach above and beyond their expectations in their future endeavors. We thank God for the 50+ ministry. They...


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