Calhoun Announces Re-scheduled Date for College’s MLK Celebration Event


Due to the area’s recent bout with inclement weather, Calhoun Community College has rescheduled the college’s annual tribute program honoring slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The new date for the program is Thursday, January 20, 2011, 11am in the Aerospace Training Center (ATC) Exhibition Hall on Calhoun’s Decatur campus.

Featured speaker for the program is Timothy M. Rainey, pastor of Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Rainey is the seventh pastor of Indian Creek, assuming the pastorate in May 1996.  Since that time, new ministries have been developed, and the church has seen significant growth.

Under his guidance, a church mission statement and motto were developed by the membership; an Evangelistic Ministry, an After-School Program, a Summer Enrichment Program for ages 5-12, a Single’s Ministry, Cub Scout and Boy Scout units, a College Ministry, Partners in Prayer Ministry, a new member’s class and a New Member’s Ministry, and a Marriage Enrichment Ministry have been organized. In November 2007, the church moved into a $4.2 million sanctuary and fellowship hall. Phases two and three of the vision are forthcoming

Rainey is a graduate of Huntsville Baptist Institute (Huntsville Bible College) where he received his Bachelor of Theology degree in 1994 and received his Masters of Art in Theological Studies from Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington, in October 2008. His spiritual involvement includes Dean of Religion for the Tri-State P.B. Convention, a member of the Mallard Creek P.B. Association’s Evangelistic Board and a member of the Board of Trustees for Huntsville Bible College.

Prior to full time ministry, Rainey’s career in Journalism spanned two decades. A 1977 journalism graduate of Troy State University, he was an award-winning journalist for the Huntsville Times. In 1997, he was named Troy State University’s Journalism Alumnus of the Year.

Rainey and his wife of 30 years, Gloria, have two adult children: Tiria Janiece and Minister Timothy Mark II.

The Calhoun MLK program, which is coordinated by Calhoun’s Black Student Alliance, is free and open to the public.  For more information on the event, call Pamela Little at 256-306-2633 or the Calhoun Public Relations office at 256-306-2560.

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Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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