Special to The Star
The Meridian Star
In its first “From the Pew to the Classroom” 2013 Leadership Summit, questions on how to improve the quality of life in Meridian and Lauderdale County were brought to the surface through a panel discussion.
This summit, held on Monday in Meridian Community College’s Multi-Purpose building, was sponsored by MCC and attended by pastors of local congregations as well Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry, Lauderdale County Superintendents Hank Florey, Joseph Norwood; East Mississippi Business Development President Wade Jones, President of the East Mississippi Baptist State Convention the Rev. Carlos Wilson and MCC President Dr. Scott Elliott, who served as members of the panel. John Johnson of WTOK TV and a board of trustee member of MCC was the moderator of the summit.
“I want to make this an annual event … to come together annually to at least talk about the challenges and the opportunities we have,” said Elliott. He explained to the audience the summit was formed “to plant the seed so you will be acquainted with what we’re all about,”
Rev. Wilson, who has pastored the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Hattiesburg since 1997 presented the talk, “From the Pew to the Classroom” at the summit.