The Annual Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3 PM at Central Presbyterian Church, 30 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg.

The service, which celebrates the ongoing spiritual impact of Dr. King’s life and ministry, will be led by clergy and laity from the community. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Ronnie B. Tucker, Sr., recently retired Associate Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University and currently the Academic Coach at Penn State Mont Alto.

Music will be presented by the CASHS Choristers under the direction of Elizabeth Stahl. The Network Ministries Steppers will perform and the YMCA Teen Achievers will assist with the service.

A special feature of the service will be the presentation of student essays written in honor and recognition of Dr. King’s contributions, compiled in a project supervised for the Chambersburg Area School District by Dr. Gwen Durham and Gladys Leon.

The Rev. Dr. Ronnie B. Tucker, Sr. is a native of Monticello, Arkansas, and is the eldest child of the late Mrs. Bertha Tucker Hewing. Rev. Dr. Tucker is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, with a B.A. Degree in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Rev. Dr. Tucker is also a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Ph.D. in Public Administration. He holds a Doctorate of Theology from New World Bible Institute. During his tenure at Shippensburg University, Rev. Dr. Tucker was selected for Who’s Who Among Outstanding Teachers in Colleges and Universities in the United States. He is the author of a book on “Affirmative Action,” and numerous encyclopedia articles and journal publications. He is married to Lenore; they have two adult children, Kristie and Ronnie B. Tucker, II, daughter-in law Natasha, and 3 grandchildren, Bradley, Eryn, and Darius.

The service will conclude with the congregation joining hands in the historic Civil Rights hymn, “We Shall Overcome.” Following the service there will be a reception in the Central Presbyterian Church Social Hall.

The service is co-sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance, the Evangelical Fellowship of Cumberland Valley, the Chambersburg Ministerium, and the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area.