Rev. Jesse JacksonRev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., will deliver the Anniversary sermon for the first anniversary celebration of our pastor the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, on Sunday, September 13, 2009, at 4:30 p.m., Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 East Montague, North Charleston, South Carolina.

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., a native of Greenville, SC, is the Founder and President of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. The Coalition is a national social justice organization, based in Washington, D.C., devoted to political empowerment, education and changing public policy. Reverend Jackson also worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and was appointed by Dr. King to direct the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Operation Breadbasket program in 1967. Rev. Jackson’s two presidential campaigns broke new ground in U.S. politics. In 1984, his campaign registered over one million new voters, won 3.5 million votes, and helped the Democratic Party regain control of the Senate in 1986. His 1988, campaign registered over two million new voters, won seven million votes, and helped boost hundreds of state and local elected officials into office.

Rev. Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political leaders and we’re privileged to have him join us for this celebration for another distinguished civil rights advocate, our Pastor, the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III.

Rev. Rivers said, “We are excited to have Rev. Jesse Jackson, an internationally acclaimed human rights advocate, to come to preach at our wonderful church for my first anniversary as pastor.” Rev. Jackson has visited Charity before but this is his first visit to preach the gospel. “Rev. Jackson and I have been friends for more than 20 years and I am grateful to him for making the sacrifice to join us on such an important day for my family and our church family.” Rev. Rivers said.

Rev. Rivers accepted the call to become the pastor of Charity on September 7, 2008. “This has been an amazing year and I thank God for blessing me to serve such a loving and embracing congregation.”
The public is invited to attend.
Contact information:
Trudy Grant
Public Relations, Charity Missionary Baptist Church
(843) 830-7118 or

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