The Positive Community recently welcomed the newest member to our Roll Call (see pg. 7), First Central Baptist Church on Staten Island. TPC Publisher Adrian Council Sr. presented Pastor Demetrius Carolina with a framed “African American Cultural Narrative” poster.
Pastor Carolina celebrated Kiani Conner, who will attend Spelman University in Atlanta, GA. At this time of year, students accepted into college receive recognition and scholarships. First Baptist encourages youth, holding weekly youth fellowship called “One Way,” mental health support, and employment opportunities with partner organizations. Pastor Carolina pledged the congregation’s support for TPC’s Cultural Literacy Initiative, teaching young people “The African American Cultural Narrative.”