Friday
Jan042019

2019 MLK Celebration - January 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

The Reverend Alicia Marie Johnson, Assistant Pastor of the Historic Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton, MA, will be the keynote speaker at the First Baptist Church of Nashua’s annual interfaith celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  “Called to Be Persons of Character” will take place at 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 19.

Rev. Johnson -- spiritual leader, theologian, and educator -- is committed to finding sustainable, creative, and ethical ways to build healthy and thriving individuals and communities. Her mission to serve as a catalyst for healing, justice, and reconciliation is not confined to the walls of Myrtle Baptist Church. She is the Assistant Director of the MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program, coordinating academic excellence support services for the low-income and first-generation college-bound students the program serves. Reverend Johnson has earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Howard University, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a Master of Sacred Theology from Boston University and is an alumna of the Lewis Fellows Program, the Micah Group for Preacher Formation, and the Boston Bridges Fellowship for Interfaith Leadership. More important than any of her accomplishments, she is a grateful child of God guided by a conviction to share the transformative love and power of God with the world.  

In addition to Reverend Johnson, the First Baptist Church’s January 19 tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature lively performances by The First Baptist Church Choir, The Nashua Interfaith Choir, The New Fellowship Gospel Choir, The NH Gay Men’s Chorus, and soloists Julia Leonard and Sophia White.  

Refreshments will be served following the celebration; childcare will be available; the building is handicap accessible and includes free on-site parking; admission is free and open to the public.