Woodland Hills Church in the East Atlanta community recognized public servants in a special service on June 14. Members who serve in roles such as EMTs, policemen, firemen, as well as military, were recognized. Kelvin Cochran, right photo, former Atlanta Fire Chief who was terminated by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed over a religious freedom dispute, was guest speaker. In the lower photo, Associate Pastor Tyler McNeill, a Rockdale County firefighter, prayed for fellow individuals who serve or whose family members currently serve the nation or community. Those individuals included, left to right, South Carolina Convention collegiate summer missionaries Carsen Taylor and Ashlyn Lindholm whose family members are in active military duty; Gelisa Breland whose brother is in active duty; and Frank Thurmond, far right, retired from military service and whose grandson currently serves. Other public service individuals were also recognized throughout the service. Woodland Hills pastor Rusty Couch, far left background, observes the ceremony.
Scott BarkleyScott Barkley is editor of The Christian Index.