On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2020, Mt. Hermon AME Church celebrates its 26th year of Greek Unity Day at its 10:30 a.m. service under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Henry E. Green, Jr.
Mt. Hermon continues the tradition begun by Rev. Michael A. Cousins.
This annual service has been an opportunity for members of the Greek community to come together in worship while spotlighting the myriad accomplishments and contributions made in the Broward County area.
In the spirit of unity, Mt. Hermon AME Church invites the community and all members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta and Eta Phi Beta Sororities; Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma Iota Phi Theta, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternities to attend the 2020 Greek Unity Day Service! The sorors of Zeta Phi Beta, celebrating their centennial anniversary, will be the featured organization for this auspicious occassion.
Mt. Hermon is located at 401 N.W. Seventh Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33311.
Reverend Doctor Paula B. Lake
Rev. Dr. Paula Lake, an Itinerant Elder in the AME Church and a member of Zeta Phi Beta, will be the preacher of the hour. She has been preaching the Gospel since 1996 under the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a native of Orlando, Florida and the youngest of six children. Dr. Paula was educated in the public-school system in Orlando. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and furthered her education at Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia where she graduated with honors, receiving a Master of Divinity Degree, with a concentration in Church Administration. She earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree in Black Church Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio in June of 2012.
During her time in Atlanta, Dr. Paula served as Assistant Pastor at Flat Rock AME Church and later at Greater St. Peter AME Church where she worked in several ministerial capacities. She also spearheaded the planning, developing, staffing, and licensing of the Greater St. Peter Child Care Center for children six weeks to – five years old.
Dr. Paula relocated back to Orlando in 2001 and joined the staff of St. Mark AME Church, under the leadership of her father in the ministry, Bishop Samuel L. Green, as the Executive Pastor and Church Administrator. Dr. Paula also served as Church Administrator at Mount Hermon AME Church, Fort Lauderdale under the leadership of Bishop John F. White.
Dr. Lake and her husband, Pastor Eddie Lake, served several congregations in the South Conference; Greater Ward Chapel in Melbourne, Greater Mount Pleasant in Hollywood, Fla., Mount Olive Church in Fort Myers, Fla., and Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami, Fla. In October of 2013, the “Lake Team” was appointed to New Bethel AME Church in Lakeland, Florida, where they are excited about the great things that God is doing.
Rev. Dr. Paula serves as an Adjunct Professor at Southeastern University in Lakeland. She is the Director of Christian Education for the West Coast Conference of the AMEC. She also serves on the Board of Examiners. And is the Director of Evangelism for the Lively Lakeland District. Dr. Paula has been a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for over 28 years.
Rev. Dr. Paula Lake is anointed and committed to ministry. She and Pastor Eddie are the proud parents of two daughters, Kalea and Jessica Lake and a son, Edward “Deuce” Lake, II.
Dr. Paula holds to the scripture; “. . . but I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” (I Corinthians 9:27)