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Celebrate Pastor Young's Birthday

Dear New Hope Family and Friends,

We have a wonderful opportunity to share with you! As friends of Reverend Jerry Young, we know you will be interested in supporting him as he prepares to celebrate his birthday on August 28!

As pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, located at 1555 Beasley Road, Jackson, MS 39206 and President of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., Inc., Dr. Young has a long-standing record of leadership and service in Mississippi, and nationally as the head of the convention. In recognition of the impactful roles both Pastor Young and his wife, Helen, have had on the community, the Pastoral Appreciation Committee at New Hope Baptist Church has established the Dr. Jerry Young and Mrs. Helen Young Scholarship at the Mississippi College (MC) School of Law. This scholarship is established partially in recognition of Pastor Young’s early career aspirations to become an attorney. However, God called him to preach the Gospel, which he has faithfully done for over fifty years and counting.

The purpose of the Reverend Jerry and Mrs. Helen Young Scholarship is to recognize the legacy of the couple’s faithful leadership in the Greater Jackson community and to ensure that their commitment to Christian values continues to be validated. This scholarship will be awarded to a second-year law student of African-American descent who exemplifies the principles embedded in the Mississippi College culture, by their example of servant leadership, their commitment to the Christian faith, and their active participation within the MC Law community. Preference will be given to graduates of Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs) and/or students demonstrating a financial need.

To empower this new scholarship fund, Pastor Young is asking church members and friends, in lieu of birthday gifts, to make a tax-deductible financial gift of any amount to the Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Helen Young Scholarship.

We will receive your gifts throughout the month of August with a culminating reception to celebrate Pastor and Mrs. Young on September 22, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the MC School of Law Student Law Center located at 151 E. Griffith Street, Jackson, MS 39201. An announcement concerning the inaugural total scholarship amount raised will be made during the reception.

To donate to this worthy annual cause, please return your checks payable to: MC School of Law. Please write on the check’s memo line: Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Helen Young Scholarship and return it using the enclosed, postage-paid envelope. Alternatively, you may give online at Select “Give” and follow the prompts to designate your gift to the Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Helen Young Scholarship.

We are so grateful for your support of this worthy educational cause and look forward to celebrating with you on September 22nd.

With gratitude,

New Hope Baptist Church Pastoral Appreciation Committee


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