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Record #: R2016-147   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 2/10/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 2/10/2016
Title: Congratulations extended to Dr. Reverend Clay Evans for life-long dedication to church, music, and civil rights
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Harris, Michelle A.
Attachments: 1. R2016-147.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
February 10, 2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Harris, a congratulatory resolution regarding Dr. Reverend Clay Evans.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,


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ALDERMAN MICHELLE HARRIS
resented by mayor rahm emanuel on February to, 2016



BTGCIS , The Members of this Chamber are pleased to honor and congratulate Dr. Reverend Clay Evans, a dedicated and passionate pastor, legendary gospel singer and iconic civil rights leader, for his exceptional and inspiring life; and

WHEREAS, Reverend Evans was born on June 23, 1925, in Brownsville, Tennessee, to A. Henry and Estanuly Evans. After graduating from Carver High School, he attended Chicago Baptist Institute for his seminary education. Reverend Evans also attended Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago Divinity School; and

WHEREAS, A devoted family man, Reverend Evans has been married to Lutha Mae Hollinshed for more than fifty-nine years and they are the proud parents of five children; and

WHEREAS, An accomplished scholar and theologian. Reverend Evans received Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degrees from Arkansas Baptist College and Brewster Theological Clinic and School of Religion; and

WHEREAS, Reverend Evans was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1950, and, eight years later, he founded Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. A gifted preacher and bible teacher. Reverend Evans' sermons were broadcast on radio and television, furthering his renown throughout the Midwest and into the South; and

WHEREAS, Reverend Evans has been responsible for helping launch the pastoral careers of more than one hundred individuals, including 6 female ministers; and

WHEREAS, A role model for religi...

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