Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Holy Rosary-St. John Church Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Rev. Joel King

The Community of Holy Rosary & St. John the Evangelist is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary-St. John Church, 660 South Ohio Avenue (between Main and Livingston), Columbus, Ohio. The guest preacher is Rev. Joel L. King, Jr. Everyone is welcome.

Rev. Joel L. King, Jr. was ordained by his father, the Rev. Joel L. King, Sr., who is the brother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. Rev. Joel L. King, Jr. has been in ministry for 34 years. Rev. King has been a pastor for various Baptist churches in Ohio, including Union Grove Baptist Church in Columbus. He has been active in organizations, such as the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Commission, the Columbus Baptist Pastors Conference, the Columbus Baptist Ministerial Alliance, the Ohio Baptist General Convention, the Columbus NAACP, and Directions for Youth and Families. He has also been chaplain to the Police Departments of Columbus and Gahanna.

Holy Rosary-St. John has been celebrating Martin Luther King Day every year since 1986, the first year the holiday was observed. This service is therefore one of the oldest Martin Luther King Day events in Columbus. For additional information, email or call (614) 252-5926, ext. 7.