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The Word Church’s Rev. Dr. R.A. Vernon to keynote MetroHealth's MLK event Jan. 21

The Rev. Dr. R.A. Vernon, Founder and Senior Pastor, The Word Church, will keynote MetroHealth's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event on Monday, January 21, in Scott Auditorium. He will speak on the topic of "The Dream Endures in Me."

Having started with only one service in a high school in 2000, The Word Church is now a multi-site ministry with nine services and three campuses across Northeast Ohio, including Warrensville Heights, Downtown Cleveland and Akron.

Dr. Vernon has over 25 years in ministry and nearly two decades in the pastorate. He is the author of four books: The Blessing Behind Closed Doors, Size Does Matter: Moving Your Ministry from Micro to Mega, Help! My Pastor's Under Pressure, and Dr. R.A. Vernon's 10 Rules of Dating In The Social Media Age.

MetroHealth's MLK celebration begins at noon; doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided immediately after the event. This program is open to both employees and community members. RSVP by January 18 to 

This event is being presented by MetroHealth and Cuyahoga Community College, with support from MetroHealth's African American Alliance and MetroHealth Christian Fellowship Employee Resource Groups.

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