‘Each one reach one’ an outreach of S.D. James ministry

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 19, 2019

The “7th Annual Each One Reach One” will be held on the grounds of Brundidge City Hall in downtown Brundidge on Saturday.

The event is an outreach of the Dr. S.D. James world-wide ministry, which is based in the Banks area of Pike County.

“Our ministry is an evangelistic ministry based on outreach,” James said. “Our mission is being taken to South Africa, South America, to the Philippines, to the Virgin Islands, to Israel, all around the world, in an effort to bring about positive change in our world.”

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James said today’s world is ripe with violence and families are disassociated, homes are disrupted and children are disadvantaged.

“Our ministry goes into these many places to help bring about positive change by bringing people together,” he said. “And that is what Each One Reach One is about, bringing people together as a community, to unite and share in conversation.”

James said when people come together they began to know and understand one another. If each one reaches just one, what a difference that will make in homes, in neighborhoods, in communities and in cities.

“What we need to do to make positive changes in our world is for each one to reach just one,” he said.

At each “Each One Reach One” event, he engages speakers from different backgrounds who can inspire people of all ages with their words and by their walk.

“Shakira Gray is from Pike County and she has gone on to accomplish great things through hard work,” he said. “Too many people want quick money that drugs can bring but hard work is the right way. Gray’s story is inspiring.”

Dr. Michael Bivins is a physician with Urology Centers of Alabama and specializes in robotics.

“The future is going in the direction of artificial intelligence,” James said. “Young people need to be motivated to get involved in STEM, in science, technology, engineering and math. That is our future.”

Lydia Mardenborough of Gainesville, Florida has excelled in the banking industry.

“She is a young woman who has set and achieved goals. Her backstory is one that will encourage and motivate young people to set goals for their life and then work to reach them,” James said. “Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas is involved with our Boys and Girls Club and he will also speak about what we can all do to make our community a better place.”

The 7th Annual Each One Reach One” event will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday with a parade in downtown Brundidge followed by the program that includes motivational speakers and music from the Joiner Family. There will be a bake contest, activities for the kids, free haircuts for boys and giveaways of socks, shoes, backpacks and school supplies.