Staff Reports

The East Texas Chapter of The Links, Inc. hosted their annual Legacy Luncheon on May 25 at The Summit Club in Longview. The event was attended by guests throughout the East Texas area. The theme for the event was “Celebrating a Legacy of Love.”

This year, the organization honored five Gospel leaders from all across East Texas. Collectively, these men have ministerial careers that exceed 195 years of service.

Honorees included: pastor emeritus J.B. Dunlap, Galilee Baptist Church, Longview; senior pastor Ralph Caraway Jr., Greater St. Mary Baptist Church, Tyler; presiding elder H.Q. Dickerson, Tyler District CME Church; pastor Steve Miller, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall; and pastor William Johnson, Mt. Nevelton CME Church, Bullard.

The East Texas Links are a philanthropic organization made up of accomplished and dedicated women who are active in their communities across East Texas.

The membership includes women who are newsmakers, role models, mentors and activists. They are committed to maintaining a rich history of purposeful service.