The 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration took place on January 15 at Wheaton Christian Center. This year’s keynote speaker was Roy Patterson, Moody Bible Institute Radio Host, and the Outreach Community Center’s Children’s Choir performed. In addition, Gigi Nyesoah, OCC high school and college programs coordinator, shared about the impact of the center’s College Opportunity Program.

Attendees were invited to come early for a community circle dialogue about the lasting impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, led by RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers.

Thank you to the event’s sponsors: Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, the Village of Carol Stream, Wheaton Christian Center and Our Savior Lutheran Church.

About Roy Patterson

Roy Patterson is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University. He serves as host of three nationally syndicated programs, Celebration of Praise, Music for Sunday and UrbanPraiseRadio.org. He is also a preacher, praise and worship leader and vocalist. He has a passion to see the body of Christ united through worship, work and sincere fellowship. Roy has served as a youth leader, senior pastor and a substance abuse counselor. In January 2011, Roy was appointed station manager for Moody Radio Chicago. In July 2015, Roy was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations. Roy has been married to his wife, Lynette, for over 30 years and has three children.

About RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers

The mission of RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers is to address harm experienced by members of the Carol Stream community who seek a peaceful resolution through restorative circles, a collaborative and effective dialogue process facilitated by trained group members. RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers members represent several area churches, social service organizations and DuPage County Court and Probation Services (Juvenile Division).