ADOPTED - JULY 26, 2005
Agenda Item No. 11
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION HONORING REVEREND WALTER REID ON THE EVENT OF HIS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
WHEREAS, Reverend Walter Winstead Reid, Sr. is the Pastor of Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church who has given more than 50 years of life service to the African Methodist Episcopal Church as the Pastorate for thirteen churches located in the States of Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Michigan; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Reid, Sr. completed his undergraduate studies at Wilberforce University, and his graduate studies at Payne Theological Seminary, at Wilberforce University, and later was ordained in 1957 by Bishop Ernest Lawrence Hickman; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Reid, Sr. was actively involved with General Conference Delegate – Quadrenniums since 1964, has been elected to the National General Board for the African Methodist Episcopal Church since 1972, has chaired the Board of Examiners in the Tennessee Annual Conference, served as a member of the Board of Examiners in the Michigan and Indiana Annual Conferences; serves as the Secretary of the Michigan Annual Conference Board of Trustees, and has earned many other great distinctions in the African Methodist Episcopal Church Family; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Reid, Sr. was actively involved in the community; improving the lives of his congregation and others both spiritually, and socially, impeding upon many minds the importance of voting; an understanding of the social issues of the day; the need of maintaining personal health; and simply empowering man and women to improve their lives, as well as others; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Reid is celebrating his 50th Anniversary with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the last 13 years at Trinity A.M.E Church in Lansing, Michigan.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby congratulates Reverend Walter Winstead Reid, Sr. on the event of his 50th anniversary and expresses it sincere appreciation to Reverend Reid for steadfast service to society, and his many contributions to promote the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board wishes him continued success in the years to come.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: Severino Approved 7/19/05