(By Elmetra Patterson)
The graduates in the photo above were honored at Holy Ghost Temple, a non-Denominational church, on Sunday, June 30, 2013, during the morning worship service. Sister Deborah Eichelberger-Green was the inspirational guest speaker. Her message to the graduates was titled ‘A Glimpse into the Future’ in which she spoke about her life as a graduate from Noxapater High School, Jackson State University with a BS Degree and most recently from Alcorn State University with a Masters Degree. She talked about her struggles and successes with her career; however, she is presently the owner of a successful business in health care insurance. Sister Green ended her message to the graduates with a poem And Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou, who received the President’s Medal of Arts in Literature in 2000.
Holy Ghost Temple is a church that is very much involved in the community. Its pastor, Rev. Lorene Rhodes Guyse, is known throughout Illinois, Louisiana and Mississippi for her vision to take the gospel outside of the church walls to those that would not come to church or were unable to come. She is the founder of the Love and Peace Ministries and the Doors of Hope Center which administers food to Louisville residents who are in need. This ministry recently relocated to Holy Ghost Temple. The Love and Peace Ministries is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit charitable organization which accepts tax deductible donations at:
Doors of Hope Center, P. O. Box 166, Louisville, MS 39339
Pastor Lorene Guyse invites the public to visit the Holy Ghost Temple for worship service on Sundays at 9 a.m. at 128 Hill Street, Louisville, MS.