MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County Branch of NAACP is sponsoring its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the George Walker Fellowship Hall at Friendship Baptist Church, located at 421 Sixth Ave. N.W., in Moultrie.

The theme for the event is “NAACP: Approaching a Century of Fighting for Equality.” The speaker is the Rev. Emory C. Virgil, pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville.

Virgil, who was born in Thomasville, is married to Carolyn Arrington and they have three sons. He was converted and baptized at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, where he presently serves as pastor. He is also president of the Sunday school and BTU Congress of the Thomasville Missionary Baptist Association established in 1866.

He attended Thomasville Public School and Douglas High School. He furthered his education at Albany State University, American Baptist Theological Seminary, Emmanuel Theological Seminary, and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. He has earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree and a master of theology degree. He is enrolled in the doctorate of ministry program. He has also traveled to Dakar, Senegal.

He is a member of Phi Beta Lamda National Honor Society, Thomasville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Jackie Robinson Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, Thomas County Family Connection Board of Directors and many other civic organizations.

He is former pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Cairo, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo, and Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Camilla.

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