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Lynchburg City officials to speak at Randolph’s 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. service

Ceasor Johnson

Ceasor Johnson

Randolph College will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, in Houston Memorial Chapel.

The Rev. Ceasor Johnson, vice mayor of Lynchburg, and Treney Tweedy, a member of Lynchburg City Council, will be the keynote speakers for the event.

Johnson has served as pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Brookneal for 16 years and is a GED instructor for Lynchburg City Schools. He is a recipient of the Community Champion award from the Virginia Department of Social Services Board, the President’s Award from the Campbell County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and was named Father of the Year by the Lynchburg Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Johnson is a life member of the NAACP and is the immediate past president of the Campbell County branch of the NAACP. In addition, Johnson serves on the board of directors for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials as former national chaplain and is the current parliamentarian to the executive board. He also holds membership in the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.

Treney Tweedy

Treney Tweedy

Tweedy is a native of Lynchburg and earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Lynchburg College. Tweedy is the community development manager (eastern region) for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. She served on the Lynchburg City School Board as a District 3 representative and for two years was vice chairwoman of the board. She also serves on the Step with Links Board, the Lynchburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority, and is a member of the Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She currently serves on the Lynchburg Youth Services Advisory Board and the Horizon Behavioral Health Services Advisory Board, and previously served on the Hill City Youth Football & Cheerleading Association Board.

The event, which is free and open to the public, also includes performances by Songshine and Voices. Please visit www.randolphcollege.edu/events for a list of more events at Randolph College.


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