The Greater Wichita Ministerial League hosted “Beyond Tolerance,” a worship celebration on Mon., Jan 18, at the Wichita Metroplex. Again this year, the popular King event attracted a large and appreciative audience.

Back by popular demand as keynote speaker was Dr. Lance Watson, senior pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, Richmond, VA. Last year, and again this year, Watson moved the audience to their feet with a spirited and thought-provoking message.

The GWML used the event as an opportunity to recognize several community organizations.

Bonita Gooch, editor-in-chief of The Community Voice, received the Vision and Dreams Award, for “making our community a better place to live.” The Council of Elders received the Spirit of Unity Award for, presented to a group or organization based upon their collaborative efforts in implementing and promoting the advancement of community progress, and fostering unity through the Greater Wichita Area.

Bishop Wade Moore, outgoing president of the GWML, presented the annual President’s Award to Health Core Clinic. This award is presented to an individual, group, company, or league member whose life and contributions exemplify service to others.

The event concluded with the passing of the gavel from Moore to new GWML President Roosevelt “Buck” DeShazer. 

Photos by Pictureman