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Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church’s Greek Unity Day 2016

GREEK-UNITY-DAYMount Hermon A.M.E. Church’s Greek Unity Day 2016

The Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church Family (Fort Lauderdale), and our dynamic Pastor, Rev. Henry E. Green, Jr., cordially invites the entire community to attend our 22nd Annual Greek Unity Day Observance.

Through this program we annually acknowledge and recognize Black Greek lettered organizations for their numerous contributions and accomplishments. This year, the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Cousin, Sr., has been invited as the Messenger for the program.  He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Cousin currently serves as the pastor of Saint Stephens AME Church in Detroit, Mich., and previously served as pastor of Mount Hermon AME Church (Fort Lauderdale).

During his tenure as our pastor he   established and introduced the concept of Greek Unity Day to our church, and to this community.

Dr. Cousin is the fourth son born to Bishop Philip Robert Cousin, Sr. and to Dr. Margaret Joan Cousin. A native of North Carolina, he spent his formative years attending the public schools in Durham, N.C. In May 1980, he received an academic scholarship to attend Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala., earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a minor in English. While attending Alabama State University, he was involved in the Student Government Association, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

In 1987, Dr. Cousin was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship to attend Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Mass., earning a Masters of Divinity Degree.  While attending seminary, he served as the pastor to the Youth at Charles Street AME Church located in Roxbury, Mass. In May 2009, Dr. Cousin earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

Over the course of 34 years of pastoral ministry, he has been blessed to serve nine congregations from Troy, Alabama to Detroit, Mich.  Since his   appointment as the pastor of St. Stephen AME Church in Detroit, Mich., the church has witnessed an increase in attendance during the Sunday Morning Worship Experience! St. Stephen has once again opened its doors to its neighbors through its weekly activities.

He presently serves as the chair of the Fourth Year Class on Ministry of the Board of Examiners of the Michigan Conference as well as Chair of the Finance Committee for both the Michigan Conference and the Fourth Episcopal District.  He is the proud parent of two sons: Michael Alphonso Cousin, Jr. and Timothy Charles Cousin.

The Mount Hermon Church family extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the fraternities and sororities for your support of this event.  We know that it is because of your continued participation and support that Greek Unity Day has been successful for 22 years.

Greek Unity Day 2016 will begin at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church, 401 N.W. Seventh Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

For additional information contact Committee Chairperson Dr. Sylvia Sloane Jones at (954) 701-0744.

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