Awesome news announced this morning concerning Pastor and gospel music recording artist, Dr. Marvin Sapp. Dr. Sapp and the Black Alliance for Educational Options kick off an educational dialogue tour tonight in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is excited to partner again with Grand Rapids, Michigan Pastor and Grammy-nominated, Dove, Stellar and BET award-winning gospel artist Dr. Marvin L. Sapp for a multi-city tour to promote educational opportunities for Black families. Visiting 11 cities, the tour will launch on February 10 in Indianapolis, Indiana and culminate in historic Memphis, Tennessee on February 20.
Dr. Sapp is to be commended for his work with initiatives such as this. In an interview last month, he spoke of ventures beyond recording gospel music. In the interview, Dr. Sapp detailed the opening of the GREAAT school, his future plans to open a senior home and other plans to 'make recording fun' again.
"I'm extremely excited about partnering with BAEO again and promoting school choice to urban communities,” said Marvin Sapp. “As the president and founder of Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology Charter School (GREAAT), it is my pleasure to lend my talent and support in an effort to make parents aware of their options when it comes to education.” -Dr. Marvin Sapp
Each FREE event will include a community discussion about the status of education for Black students and the options that are available for parents seeking educational opportunities for their children, as well as a special concert by Dr. Sapp.
The Black Alliance for Educational Options has provided the tour schedule:
February 10 – Indianapolis, IN
Mount Zion Apostolic Church
4900 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218
February 11 – Louisville, KY
Christ Temple Christian Life Center
723 S 45th St, Louisville, KY 40211
February 12 – Nashville, TN
Mount Zion Baptist Church
7594 Old Hickory Blvd, White Creeks, TN 37189
February 13 – Chattanooga, TN
Olivet Baptist Church
740 E Martin Luther King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403
February 14 – Atlanta, GA
830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
February 15 – Jacksonville, FL
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
February 16 – Huntsville, AL
Oakwood University Seventh-Day Adventist Church
5500 Adventist Blvd, NW, Huntsville, AL 35896
February 17 – Montgomery, AL
New Life Church of God in Christ
5000 Patterson Road, Montgomery, AL 36116
February 18 – Jackson, MS
Greater Bethlehem Temple
1505 Robinson Street, Jackson, MS 39203
February 19 – New Orleans, LA
Greater St. Stephens Ministries
5600 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127
February 20 – Memphis, TN
Greater Community Temple
924 North Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38107
Special thanks to Black Alliance for Educational Options for this report.