St. Mark's AME church celebrate Martin Luther King

By KBJR News 1

January 19, 2014 Updated Jan 19, 2014 at 11:54 PM CDT


St. Mark's African Episcopal Church in Duluth celebrated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King this afternoon with a special commemorative service on the eve of Martin Luther King Day.

The church invited guest speakers, filled the room with music and featured praise dance performances.

Pastor Mark Gonzales says Dr. King's message of equality for all Americans is still relevant today.

"There are still some places where people are hungry, where people don't have jobs, where families are falling apart. So there is always room for improvement."

Betty Webb of Dr. Bette Webb Consulting Inc. shared her views on the holiday.

"It's important for us to remember our history so that if we remember our history and what brought us through the struggle thus far, it will take us forward."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th 1929.
His birth is celebrated on the third Monday in January each year.