A pastor from Winston-Salem will speak at an NAACP event next month.
Faye Carter, president of the Surry County chapter of the NAACP, said her organization will hold its 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on June 3.
The event will be held in the Jones Alumni Auditorium at the L.H. Jones Family Resource Center on Jones School Road in Mount Airy and will kick off at 6 p.m.
The annual event includes a dinner, a keynote address by Pastor Alvin E. Carlisle, remarks by NAACP leaders and special recognition presentations.
Carter said Carlisle’s address should be a treat for those who opt to spend the evening with the members and supporters of the local NAACP chapter.
According to a biography provided by Carter, Carlisle is pastor at Exodus United Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Prior to his time at Exodus, he was pastor at A Resting Place Church in Winston-Salem, a church he founded in 1998. He has been licensed to minister since 1992.
Carlisle’s ministry has taken the husband and father of two to many states and the Caribbean.
He is also actively engaged in the community. The pastor serves as president of the Forsyth chapter of the NAACP, and he is first vice president of the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity.
“Pastor Carlisle teaches and preaches, demonstrating a hunger for truth fueled by his passion for the Word of God,” reads the biography, which also notes Carlisle is a sought-after preacher, workshop facilitator and conference presenter.
According to media reports, Carlisle also was in the running to become the state NAACP president in 2016.
Carter said tickets to the event are available. They are $30 per person. However, no tickets will be sold at the door, and there will be no sales after May 29.
She said those interested in attending may contact her at 429-0324 of Teresa Spencer at 786-4161.
Andy is a staff writer and may be reached at 415-4698.