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Corona pastor to deliver keynote at Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Moreno Valley

By in Press Enterprise on December 28, 2017

By David Downey

Rev. Charles Lee-Johnson of Corona Community Church is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at Moreno Valley College’s Fifth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast next month, according to a Riverside Community College District news release.

Moreno Valley College also plans to honor Woodie Rucker-Hughes, a long-time educator and activist. Rucker-Hughes is to be named the first recipient of the college’s Community Legacy Award.

The breakfast is scheduled to take place at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Moreno Valley Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick St. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by contacting the College’s Admissions & Records office at 951-571-6101.

Proceeds fund scholarships. Each year, high school students from the Moreno Valley and Val Verde unified school districts compete in an essay competition for a chance to win $500 scholarships, the news release stated. And students from the college compete in a speech competition.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lee-Johnson graduated from Dorsey High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Morehouse College and a master’s in social welfare from UCLA.

In addition to serving as pastor of Corona Community Church, Rev. Lee-Johnson teaches at California Baptist University.

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