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February 2, 2014

Rev. Young to speak on democratic values

NORMAN — The Rev. George Young, Chair of the Congressional District 5 Democrats, will be the speaker at the Tyner Cornbread and Beans luncheon Friday. He will speak on “The Values that Democrats Hold Dear.”

Rev. Young holds a masters degree in divinity and is the former senior pastor at the Holy Temple Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. He has complete advanced training at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, Louisville Seminary and the Lott Carey Pastors of Excellence Program where he completed a three year missionary program in three foreign countries.

He is the board vhair and CEO of Faith to Government, Inc. and a former commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. He serves on the boards of The Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, United Way for Greater OKC, Oklahoma Health Foundation, University of Central Oklahoma's Presidents Council, Leadership Oklahoma City and Big Brothers and Sisters of Oklahoma.

Pastor Young is a trustee for Phillips Theological Seminary where he serves as an adjunct professor.

The event will be held at Catering Creations, 3750 W. Main.

The luncheon is sponsored by the Cleveland County Democratic Party and begins at 11:15 a.m. with the speaker beginning about noon. Guests will select lunch from Catering Creations' full course buffet. The meeting is open to the public.

— Transcript Staff

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