Rev. Terrence Schofield
ROGERSVILLE — The annual Martin Luther King Day Unity March and Worship Service in Rogersville will begin at noon today in front of the Hawkins County Courthouse.
The public is encouraged to participate.
Marchers will make their way east on Main Street to Hasson Street, where they will walk to Russell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at 307 N. Hasson St.
When everyone has made it to the church, the unity service will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Irvin Greene offering this year’s annual “Message of Hope.”
The Greater Hawkins County Ministerial Alliance Choir will perform.
Following the service will be a book signing and reception for former Hasson Street Christian Church pastor, the Rev. Terrence Schofield.
Schofield will be signing copies of his book, “Distractions: Why We Do What We Do” at the Price Public School Community Center on Hasson Street from 2-4 p.m.
Schofield’s book is based on a Bible passage, Luke 14:28-30, which references the cost of being a disciple in following Jesus.
Schofield said this book reflects on the intent behind the reason and motives of why we do what we do.
“It’s only then that you’ll ever be able to properly navigate past the things that distract you,” Schofield said.
Schofield has more than 25 years experience as a pastor, as well as Master of Divinity from Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City; a Master of Science in general psychology from Walden University, Minneapolis; and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Walden University.