The hand-clapping of "happy souls" stops. The singing of the choir's songs of Zion ceases; and the minister no longer stands in the pulpit conducting his sermon. Sunday morning worship service is now over at Twelfth Baptist Church; but the work of the church's senior minister, Reverend Michael E. Haynes, is not. For approximately forty years Reverend Haynes has made himself available in a variety of capacities to his congregation, his friends and family, and especially, the young people of Roxbury, Massachusetts. At times when it seemed others "threw in the towel," he has simply stood steadfast, as his scriptures advise him, and persevered in his work to help young people.
Moffitt, Kimberly R.
"A Profile of the Reverend Michael E. Haynes of Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 10
, Article 15.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol10/iss2/15