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APOLLO NIGHT

"Where Stars are Born & Legends are Made"

Civic Auditorium
1009 Varsity Dr, Tupelo, MS 38801

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 | 6:00pm

Call to Order................................................................................. Attorney Kenneth Mayfield

                                                                                                 Past Chair, Committee for King

Invocation..............................................................................................Rev. Evelyn Fitzpatrick

                                                              Pastor, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Tupelo, MS

                                                   Pastor, Mallalieu United Methodist Church, New Albany, MS

National Black Anthem....................................................................................... Congregation

                                              Led by Minister Jimmy Adams

Introduction of MCs.......................................................................................... Eloise Mayfield

  MCs (Part I)................................................................... Bridgett Shelly and Candice Knowles

  MCs (Part II).........................................................................Karla Garrett and Deundra Poole

PART I

Opening Act.................................................................. Jimmy Adams and Adrian Jones Band

                                                     "A Change is Gonna Come"

TALENT & DRAMA

Union Baptist, Shannon (Praise Dance) "Set the Atmosphere"

ElCentro, Inc. (Skit)

Victory Temple (Praise Dance) "I'll Be the One"

Calvary Cross Warriors (Drama Team) "I Got It" - Pastor Mike, Jr.

Palestine UM Church (Solo) "I Can't Give Up Now" - performed by London Ruff

Pine Grove, Shannon (Poetry) "His Dream Lives On" - Madeline Alexandria Ivory

ANNOUNCEMENTS........................................................................Shawn Brevard, Chairperson

Rev. Clifford Campbell................................................ Executive Director, Committee for King

Youth Appreciation for Honoring the Life & Legacy of Dr. King

 

PART II

Opening Act........................................................ "The Young & Talentend of North Mississippi"

                                                                               Stephanie Stubbs, Youth Advocate

 

TALENT & DRAMA

Calvary Cross, West Point (Mime) "Big" - Pastor Mike, Jr.

Kingdom Takers International Ministry (Singing) "Glory" - by John Legend & Poetry

Breanna Trimble (Drama) "It's Working" - by William Murphy

New Chapel, Fulton (Performing to "Big")

TCD (Mime) Chosen 2 Worship "Jehovah Jireh" - by Jekalyn Carr

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS............................................................ Attorney Kenneth Mayfield

BENEDICTION

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED AFTER THE SHOW!

****HOUSE BAND: ADRIAN JONES & THE FELLAS****

BRIDGETT SHELLY

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Dr. Bridgett L. Shelly is a native of Tupelo, MS.  Celebrating 29 years in Radio. She is the Host of the “Miss Bam” Show on 94.7.  The 2011 Rhythm of Gospel Radio Announcer of the Year.  2014 GTA Awards Announcer of the Year.  United Brothers & Sisters 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  Ordained Elder of Victory Temple Outreach Ministries.  Holds a Bachelors in Social Work.  Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Musician at Rising Star Church. Station General Manager of WKIU 94.7 FM on the Kingdom Broadcasting Network.

Board Member of GMWA Quartet Division. Member of the MLK Crusaders.  A Let’s Talk Gospel Board Member.  Co-Owner of S &S Apparel T-shirt Printing.  My desire is to fulfill my purpose in Christ and bring glory to God.

CANDICE KNOWLES

The Candice Knowles is a Graduate of Tupelo High School. A Mother of 3 and presently employed with a Staffing Company.  Candice is the daughter of Patrick Smith and Lady Charlene and Bishop Cleveland Smith. She was a 2017 Mayoral Candidate for the city of Tupelo.  Candice is a member of New Bethel M.B. Church where she serves as an Associate Minister, member of the choir and Media Ministry.  Board of Directors of the Minority Pul Alliance and Mississippi Trailblazers board. Candice is a Community and Civil Rights Activist and founder of You Matter, Inc.  She serves on the Coalition of Concerned Citizens board and loves God purposely.

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KARLA GARRETT

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Karla Garrett is the Director of Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church.  She has served there since 2019. Her previous years were spent at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School where she was an elementary teacher and cheerleading sponsor.   


Karla is a 1986 graduate of Tupelo High school. In 1995 she graduated from Blue Mountain College with a BS in Elementary Education.  


Karla is married to her high school sweetheart, Brady. They have been married for thirty-four years. Together they built their family through adoption.  They have one son, Darius, and one daughter, Karlin. Karla is a proud grandmother of nine-year-old Maddox Garrett.  


In her free time, Karla enjoys traveling, Bible study, and crocheting.  Given a choice, Karla would always choose to be with children laughing, crafting, and experiencing God’s Word.
 

DEUNDRA POOLE

Deundra Poole is 33 years of age and was born in Chicago IL. He is the oldest of two from mother, Angela Culberson; he has younger sister, Orneda Culberson, who danced with Victory Temple Dance Team for many years. 

Deundra is the proud father of two amazing daughters:  Keyonna Poole who is 14 and Alannah Poole who is 6 years old. Deundra has been the Senior Pastor of Deliverance Tabernacle Church (now Greater New Destiny Worship Center) for 4 years and the Central Grove MB Church of Kossuth, MS for one year. He is also Bishop Designate of PCHIEF Fellowship where he serves as Chairman of the Pastors and Elders Committee. He is also involved with Kingdom Believers Alliance Network, under the leadership of Overseer Terrance Pryor. 

Deundra is host of KBN’S Real Talk with D. Poole and Crew along with his Co-Hosts T. Macon, Pastor Oshay Denman and Minister Leketra Taylor . Deundra became the first African American Law Enforcement Officer at Saltillo Police Department in 2016 where he now serves as Public Relations Director and Public Relations Officer for Plantersville Police Department. Deundra also organized Kids N Cops festival in Saltillo MS,  which is one of the biggest free Law Enforcement Community Events -free for our youth in North Ms attracting over 5000 participants each year. 

Deundra is also the School Safety Officer for Lee County Schools where he is assigned to Saltillo Elementary School.  He also works with Baldwyn Police Department as well.
Deundra loves God and People and lives by the creed” Everyone can Help Someone.”

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JIMMY ADAMS & ADRIAN JONES BAND

Who are we?  We are just a collective of musicians, singers, songwriters, poets, and artists who come together from time to time to share our talents with one another.  This sharing also affords us opportunities to perform for banquets, open mic nights, as well as special events like the King Apollo Night.  Though not an organized band that performs together a lot, we are always willing to show up for an event if called upon.  Many of us have been playing music for over 20+ years, and it is something that continues to connect us and unite us in the spirit of music and artistic expression. 


The Band consists of Dale Adams, Autumn Elliot, Candace Dabbs, Reggie Buchanan, and Adrian Jones. 

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STEPHANIE STUBBS AND THE YOUNG
& TALENTED OF NORTH MS

Stephanie Stubbs, a music teacher and community advocate in Tupelo, Mississippi, co-wrote and recorded a song about a little known and defunct area of Tupelo-a neighborhood whose blues musicians helped to shape Elvis Presley's budding musical ear.


Now, Stephanie is teaching and mentoring the youth of Northeast MS. Stephanie and her group, The Young & Talented of North MS, have traveled throughout the United States sharing their music and southern culture with many.


This year, Stephanie and her group will be featured at MLK’s Apollo Night  during Act II of the program. They are proud to share their talent in honor of our American Hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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