MLK Jr. Breakfast & Program: The Nature of the Arc

Sermon Date: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

The Rev. Jeffrey M. McIlwain, Pastor of the North Star AME Zion Church, Newington, NH, and Chaplain of the Cumberland County Jail, gave the keynote talk at this year’s breakfast honoring the Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During his talk, Rev. McIlwain drew on his 22 years of experience at the jail and his concerns about injustice. The audience will also hear him play bass and sing with the North Star Gospel Jazz Ensemble.

Rev. Jeff entered the ministry in 1992, when he served as Associate Minister at Green Memorial AME Zion Church in Portland, his home church. He volunteered at the jail for four years before becoming Chaplain in 2001. As Chaplain, he oversees 50 religious volunteers and ministers to the needs of the corrections staff as well as the inmates.