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File #: 21-1214    Version: 1 Name: HONORING DR. EDWARD J. MORRIS SR
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. EDWARD J. MORRIS SR. FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE ENGLEWOOD & WOODLAWN COMMUNITIES WHEREAS, Rev. Dr. Edward Joseph Morris, Sr. has been serving as the Senior Pastor of the Parkway Garden Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for the past 21 years; and; WHEREAS, Pastor Morris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Elmhurst College, a Master of Divinity Degree from Chicago Theological Seminary (University of Chicago) and an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH; and WHEREAS, among his many blessings, Pastor Morris is married to First Lady Bernadine Morris, his wife of 49 years. They have 5 children: Edward Jr, VP of Programs and Services at Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, Gregory, a Project Manager in the Building/Construction Industry, Menia Johnson in the Banking Industry and Symone, a recent graduate of Fisk University and entrepreneur. Christopher, their youngest son, h...
Sponsors: DENNIS DEER, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING DR. EDWARD J. MORRIS SR. FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE ENGLEWOOD & WOODLAWN COMMUNITIES

WHEREAS, Rev. Dr. Edward Joseph Morris, Sr. has been serving as the Senior Pastor of the Parkway Garden Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for the past 21 years; and;

WHEREAS, Pastor Morris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Elmhurst College, a Master of Divinity Degree from Chicago Theological Seminary (University of Chicago) and an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH; and

WHEREAS, among his many blessings, Pastor Morris is married to First Lady Bernadine Morris, his wife of 49 years. They have 5 children: Edward Jr, VP of Programs and Services at Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, Gregory, a Project Manager in the Building/Construction Industry, Menia Johnson in the Banking Industry and Symone, a recent graduate of Fisk University and entrepreneur. Christopher, their youngest son, has gone on to be with the Lord. In addition, Pastor and Sister Morris have been blessed with 3 grandchildren: Jonathan, Ethan and Alana and;

WHEREAS, Pastor Morris believes strongly in servant leadership and seeks to teach, encourage and develop other servant leaders in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. and;

WHEREAS, Pastor Morris works diligently within the Parkway Garden/Woodlawn community. His involvement includes but is not limited to: partnerships with Dulles Elementary School and the community to provide a safe haven for neighborhood children to enjoy the safety of church campus during spring and summer breaks and;

WHEREAS; as part of his ministry and commitment to the community Pastor Morris visits Parkway community center, comprises of reading to the children, assisting them with homework partnering with 3rd. District CAPS to institute community bonding between neighborhood and police, providing food pantry and clothing at least twice a month an...

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