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Church Of God In Christ Celebrates Presiding Bishop J. Drew Sheard to Receive
“Let Freedom Ring” Award from Rainbow PUSH Coalition

(Memphis, TN December 14, 2023) – The Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) is pleased to announce that Presiding Bishop J. Drew Sheard will be honored with the prestigious “Let Freedom Ring” Award by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. This recognition is a testament to Bishop Sheard’s unwavering commitment to service and advocacy, echoing the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The “Let Freedom Ring” Award will be presented at the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, scheduled to take place on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Fox Theater in Detroit, where Bishop Sheard’s remarkable contributions to the community and his embodiment of Dr. King’s principles will be acknowledged and celebrated.

Bishop Sheard joins a distinguished list of previous awardees, which includes renowned figures such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Aretha Franklin, Congressman John Conyers Jr., Jonathan Wolman, Bishop Charles Ellis III, Rabbi Daniel Syme, and other outstanding individuals who have left an indelible mark on society.

“The Church Of God In Christ is honored to have our leader Presiding Bishop J. Drew Sheard presented the ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Award. His life’s work, dedication to others, and embodiment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles make him a deserving recipient of this esteemed accolade,” said Bishop Keith Kershaw Chief Operating Officer-COGIC.

The Church Of God In Christ congratulates Bishop J. Drew Sheard on this well-deserved honor and looks forward to celebrating this momentous occasion alongside the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, as we continue to strive for unity, justice, and equality.


The Church Of God In Christ, Inc. is one of the world’s oldest Pentecostal faiths and the fourth largest Protestant group in the United States, with 12,000 churches in 105 countries and millions of adherents.

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