Congressman Floyd Flake To Speak At Baylor Feb. 27

Feb. 22, 2002

by Cheycara Latimer, student newswriter

U.S. Rep. Floyd Flake of New York will speak at Baylor University's Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Waco Hall.

Flake, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1986, is the pastor of Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church, with approximately 9,000 church members. Under his leadership, Flake's church has helped complete numerous community development projects, such as a 300-unit senior citizen complex, a Christian school, and a multi-purpose center that provides health care, a Head Start Program, and the Women, Infants and Children Program, which serves 400 students.

As a Democratic congressman, Flake is a leading proponent of policies that make local community and economic development more achievable.

In addition, Flake has a broad range of professional experiences, serving as director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Afro-American Center at Boston University from 1973 to 1976 and as dean of students and university chaplain at Boston in 1976.

For more information, contact the office of university ministries at 710-3517.

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