VOF honors four of its high school graduates
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August 2, 20183min2410
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Photo by Glenn L. Morgan/OCG News
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Four high school graduates will start their freshman year with scholarships provided by the Voices of Faith Church’s 50+ Ministry. Each student received a $500 scholarship from the seniors’ ministry, which held fundraisers to provide the awards. 

Voices of Faith, which has a campus in Conyers and Stone Mountain, is under the leadership of Bishop Gary Hawkins, Sr.

The following students were selected after completing an application and essay:     

Kayla Beal  (Daughters of Faith & the Youth Ministry)

Parent: Naomi Beal

Alcovy High School

Georgia State University- Atlanta, Georgia

Major: Nursing,     Minor: Nutrition

“I aspire to be a successful and renowned pediatrician achieving this through Faith, Prayer and yes… to “Go Big”’

Barron Mann   (MERGE Youth Ministry & the Drama Ministry)

Parent: Cassandra Thornton

Rockdale High School

Shorter University, Rome, GA

Major: Marketing,  Minor: Business Admin

“I aspire to be a professional Fighter as well as a Sports Agent in the UFC or NFL by using the talents God gave me in Communication and Athleticism.”


Krissia Simmons  (VOF Faith Angels Praise Dancer)

Parents: Deacon Damian & Deaconess Trina Simmons

Shiloh High School

Kennesaw State University,  Kennesaw, Georgia

Major:  Early Childhood Education.  Minor: African American Studies

“I aspire to leave my legacy thru educating a new generation of self-driven students, study abroad, learn different languages, and educate on the history of the world. God has implanted in me a vision and a passion in my heart to advance the future of this world, and I know that with his guidance and love, I will achieve my dream.”


Christopher Smith  (Courtesy Guild, Book Store Ministry)

Parents: Archie and Solina Smith

Brookwood High School

Georgia State University, Atlanta

Major: Business Administration.  Minor: Spanish

“I plan to GO BIG in my future career by becoming a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I will then become an Entrepreneur, start my own Non-Profit Organization and mentoring minority students in entrepreneurship.” 

Elder Debra Higgins served as scholarship chairperson and Linda  Williams-Sanchez is President of the VOF 50+ Ministry.

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