2015 MLK Community Ecumenical Service
Recognizing that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of God, the community is invited to share in an ecumenical worship service honoring Dr. King’s legacy.
This year, the MLK service will be held
Sunday, January 18
Time: 5:00 pm
Christ Temple Victory Center
330 N. 59th Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55807
The featured speaker is Christopher Little, the minister of music at New Life Church in Garden City, Michigan. He is also a graduate of Marshall Preparatory School in Duluth. Read more about him below.
Sing In The 2015 MLK Ecumenical Service Choir!
Free. Must attend rehearsal.
- Friday, Jan. 16 7 pm
- Saturday Jan.17 2-5 PM
- Sunday, Jan. 18 2 pm
5 PM Sunday Jan.18
Guest Director, Dr. Roderquita Moore Performed with David Walker and High Praise, Hezekiah Walker, John P. Kee, Brian Cage, Yolanda Adams, and a host of others. Directed Tuskegee University Gospel Ensemble and numerous church choirs and praise teams.
Questions can be directed to Pastor Vernon Green. 218-348-1560
About Minister Christopher Little
Minister Christopher E. Little is a man that seeks the kingdom of GOD first and looks to bring a kingdom perspective to a dying world. He has a love for souls, no matter the age, color, or class; and that same passion comes across in each capacity that he serves. Minister Little is indebted to the diversity of cultures that have positively impacted him. In an attempt to pay back that debt, he is constantly urging others to partake in activities that are “outside of their box” and reap the wealth of experience that comes with diversity.
Minister Little was born in Nashville, TN and was raised by two GOD fearing parents who have lived a life of service and caring for others. He graduated high school from Marshall College Preparatory School in Duluth, MN in 2004. After high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and graduated with a B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He is currently in medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in the heart of Detroit. The LORD blessed him with a beautiful bride, Sheriah Little, in 2012 to help carry the burden GOD has given them.
Christopher has many passions and music is one that has played an important role in his life. Although he was always tinkering around with the piano, he formally began to play an instrument, viola, in elementary school. He continued playing viola throughout high school and college. When the church pianist moved away in high school, he was pushed by his mom to play piano for the church. He has served as a keyboardist in several churches, where he has had to grow and adapt to different styles and expectations. He now serves as the minister of music at New Life Church in Garden City, MI where he leads worship.
Minister Little, unlike many others, never saw himself as preaching growing up, but GOD was putting the pieces together. His parents were multi-year champions of a national bible quizzing competition called Bible Bowl. He followed in their footsteps, winning championships at the regional and national level as well. As he grew in music ministry, he served around the church by cleaning and helping the youth department. Through his pastor at that time, Bishop Eugene Johnson, GOD began to show Christopher that he has called him to preach. Since that point, he continued grow in grace and has spread the truth contained in the Bible.
About Dr. Roderquita K. Moore
As a child, Dr. Moore watched women of God be faithful to God’s people and to the call which was placed upon their lives. Because of these women she acknowledged the call to serve God’s people and continues to be faithful to the calling upon her life.
Dr. Roderquita K. Moore, a native of Atlanta, GA has moved through several levels of ministry. At the age of five, she led her first song at the historic Antioch-Lithonia. By eight, Dr. Moore was the youngest to debut on Antioch’s first recorded album, “Praise God”. At the pivotal age of twelve, she began directing the youth choir at Antioch-Lithonia and during her high school years she assembled the first gospel choir at Southwest Dekalb High School. Her ambition and forethought sparked the formation of high school choirs throughout the Atlanta Metro Area. Her leadership and vision caught the attention of Stellar Award winning Maurice Culpepper. Known for his ability to train innocent voices, Maurice came to Southwest Dekalb seeking to elevate and cultivate the gospel choir of the future. Under Maurice and later came Mark Anthony, she led and directed countless songs while at Southwest Dekalb always acknowledging God’s motivation and hand upon her life.
Dr. Moore received her undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University. During her matriculation at Tuskegee University, She was appointed as the first female to direct the anointed Tuskegee Gospel Ensemble. Being truly committed to serving God, she continued to directed choirs at Mount Olive and Ebenezer Baptist Church. It was during this time Dr. Moore heard the voice of the Lord and announced her calling August 1995 and delivered her initial sermon May 17, 1997.
She has evolved from soloist, psalmist, choir director (youth, high school and college) to ministering the Gospel through the word of God. The manifestation of ministering the word continued as she returned back to Tuskegee University to pursue her Master’s degree in Chemistry. While she was the Minister of Music/Director for Ebenezer Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama, Dr. Moore would minister and arrange outings for the youth and young adults. Always willing and wanting to give of her services, God lead her back to Pentecostal Faith Church (Faith Ministries) under the leadership of Bishop George F. Austin as the Youth Minister and Praise & Worship Leader. Faith Ministries is where she received the gift of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues and was baptized in Jesus name. Coming back to receive training at Pentecostal Faith was influential in the development of the fivefold ministry within her.
Because God enriched Dr. Moore with so much at Tuskegee, she believed it was imperative to give back to Antioch-Lithonia, where it all begun. In 2001, she returned to serve as Youth Minister and youth praise and worship team leader for three years. In 2005, she joined Light of the World International under the Late ArchBishop Jimmie L. Smith. At the Light, she became Youth Pastor over the headquarters’ church and the LOTWII Association. ArchBishop Smith taught her what it means to have true integrity when carrying the gospel. She has impacted many through her ministry all over the United States and abroad. May 2014 marked her 20th year of ministering the gospel and over 30 years of ministering through song.
Dr. Moore led “God is Working it out” on the highly anticipated debut album David Walker and High Praise in 2004. She has song back-up and appeared on stages with Hezekiah Walker, John P. Kee, Byron Cage, Yolanda Adams, Earnest Pugh, Myron Williams, Lucinda Moore, Dottie Peoples and Dorothy Norwood, Tamela Mann just to name a few. She has chaired conferences, holy convocations and served as musical director.
Dr. Moore was re-licensed and ordained in 2009 by ArchBishop Ruth W. Smith-Holmes the prelate of Light of the World Interdenominational International Association to fulfill the God given vision called My Process, Inc. This is a non-profit organized to help youth and young adults maximize their true potential while going through their life processes. Non-profit Motto:
Go through the Process, Yield to the Process, so you can Flow through the Process.
She does declare for whom much is given, much is required. While working her Ph.D. she graduated from two Bible Schools; Faith Bible Institute and WIM Institute. After she completed the Bible schools Dr. Moore graduated May 18, 2009 from Clark Atlanta University with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Dr. Moore’ motivation behind her achievements are to encourage young people if you apply yourself and stay focus, anything is possible. She is employed with the U.S. Forest Service-Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin as a Research Chemist. She is an Adjunct Professor at South University, Co-Chair of the Technical Division for National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Honorary Scholar at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Chemistry Department and she recently graduate from Blacks in Government DYLA Leadership Program December 2014.
Currently, Dr. Moore is the Director of Music at Madison Pentecostal Assembly under the leadership of Suffragan Bishop Eugene S. Johnson and Executive Pastor Carolyn F. Johnson. Her mission for the music ministry at MPA is to develop and create an environment that cultivates musicians, directors and singers with a mind-set yielded for service unto the Lord. In July, Dr. Moore trained a recording choir for the “Youth Rock Conference” in Madison, WI. She is also currently working on CD/Book called My Process to Greatness anticipated release next year.
From her professional career to her spiritual ministry God has always strategically placed people in her life that believed and encouraged her to move to the next level. Because of this belief and encouragement she knows God has placed her here to do the same for this generation.
Dr. Moore’s Destiny scripture
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6