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Rev. A. Charles Bowie to be honored

James W. Wade III | 1/15/2014, 10 a.m.
Rev. A. Charles Bowie

Reverend Dr. A. Charles Bowie of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church to Receive Lifetime of Service Award

Cleveland Clinic employees and community members will join in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center, 9801 Carnegie Ave., in Cleveland at the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. day of celebration.

The Reverend Dr. A. Charles Bowie of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church will receive the Lifetime of Service Award– Cleveland Clinic’s highest community honor. The keynote speaker will be veteran political strategist Donna Brazile, adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator.

“Reverend Bowie is an important community leader and tireless advocate for the health of our community. His leadership has made East Mt. Zion Church one of the city’s most notable congregations. We honor his commitment to education, social progress, and the wellbeing of our neighborhood,” said Cleveland Clinic President & CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D.

The program begins at 7 a.m. with an ecumenical prayer service in the hotel’s conference center. Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II, Pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland, will deliver the message.

The Community Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. in the ballroom of the InterContinental. The program includes a keynote address from Brazile and the award presentation to Dr. Bowie. Dr. Bowie is a graduate of Paul Quinn College and Ashland Theological Seminary. He served as Vice President and Treasurer of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America and is President-Emeritus of the General Missionary Baptist Association of Ohio.