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Celebrating Black Leaders Who Impact Their Communities

USA Reported by Convoy of Hope

For more than 25 years, Convoy of Hope has had the honor of working alongside community leaders of all kinds: pastors, politicians, celebrities, and those who simply choose to create and share hope. This Black History Month, Convoy is honored to highlight Black leaders who have made a difference in their communities.

Terry Gilbert

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA

“As a community leader, I feel compelled to serve others in a way that positively reflects on God and the potential for all people — no matter their background, perspective, or present circumstance — to positively contribute to the vibrant fabric of our community.”

Kirsten Watson

FAYETTEVILLE, GEORGIA

“The idea of serving is an opportunity for all of us to figure out how we plug in. And it doesn’t have to be just the parents who are always helping. It’s good for the kids to come out and see as well.”

Bishop Walter Harvey

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

“Some say that if you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. If you teach him to fish, he will eat for a lifetime. I believe we need to empower him to own the pond.”

Benjamin Watson

FAYETTEVILLE, GEORGIA

“[Helping your community] is just a great thing to do as a family. There are a myriad of ways to serve.”

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