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Clayton heads delegation on fact-finding mission to The Bahamas

Officials of the Atlanta based Trumpet Awards Foundation accompanied by several influential Afro-Americans are coming to Nassau this March. The group headed by CEO Xernona Clayton, is being hosted by the Senior Pastor of Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church, Trumpet award recipient and recent inductee into The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, Bishop Neil C. Ellis.

Among those travelling with Clayton will be the former mayor of Atlanta and long time friend of The Bahamas, Ambassador Andrew Young and Mrs. Young, Trumpet Foundation Secretary Diane Pollard, Judge Gordon Joyner of the Georgia Civil Rights Commission, Aerospace researcher Emlyn McElroy and newspaper publisher Cleretta Blackmon.

The Trumpet Awards were originally created to herald the accomplishments of Black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds and to recognize their achievements and contributions, including the part they play to ensure the continued vitality of the economy. In recent years the board has included international honorees of African descent one of whom was Bishop Ellis who received the Trumpet Award for Spiritual Enlightenment in 2010.

During the five-day visit the group will hold several meetings with the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials, hoteliers and other strategic industry partners in addition to paying a courtesy call on the Governor General, Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition.

About Bishop Neil C. Ellis

Ellis is the Senior Pastor of Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church in Nassau, Bahamas, one of the fastest growing congregations in the country. He also serves as the 2nd Presiding Bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International and is the Chairman of the Full Gospel Baptist Denomination in the Bahamas. Ellis is also a noted author and world renowned speaker.

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