JUNEAU - A Martin Luther King Day celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Juneau Christian Center. The theme is "When Dreams Become Reality," and the keynote speaker will be Kim Patterson, director of Student Support Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
For this event, the Black Awareness Association will form a choir. Rehearsals are scheduled for this Saturday and Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. at Glacier Valley Church of God. Everyone is welcome, including musicians.
Patterson's ministry began April 1988 in Anchorage. He was ordained in 1998. The greater part of his 21 years in ministry has been spent in higher education, music ministry and in serving children, youth and adults. He is a lifelong Alaskan and resides in Anchorage with his wife of 21 years, Mary.
Patterson serves as pastor for the Anchorage City Church, vice president of the ACC Board of Elders, leader of worship and in congregational ministry. He instructs students at UAA to access and to complete postsecondary education.