CONGRATULATIONS TO PASTOR WILLIE E. MANLEY -- (Extensions of Remarks - October 07, 2004)
HON. BOB FILNER
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2004
Mr. FILNER. Mr. Speaker and colleagues, I want to take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate Pastor Willie E. Manley of the Greater Life Baptist Church of San Diego, California as he is honored by the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice for his advocacy for worker rights and worker justice.
He was born in Stephens, Arkansas, and has presided over the Greater Life Baptist Church for over 30 years.
Pastor Manley has contributed to the community by spending several years in the offices of both the City Council and Congressional offices in San Diego. He has ably led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for several terms. Pastor Manley has served in numerous leadership roles with the Baptist Ministers Union and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. He is a very strong advocate for voter registration and education in his community. On many civic and safety matters, many residents in the San Diego community without fail call on Pastor Manley for answers and solutions.
Pastor Manley was recently honored with the very prestigious Ambassador of Peace Award that is given to an individual that has promoted goodwill among all peoples without respect to one's race, creed, color, religion, or national origin. He has traveled extensively across the United States and around the world promoting spiritual and religious harmony. As part of his worldwide missionary travels, Pastor Manley ministered before large embracing crowds in West and South Africa. Pastor Manley also points to his trip to the Holy Land as the fulfillment of a life-long dream.
A dynamic leader and a willing servant to his community, I am proud to honor Pastor Willie E. Manley and congratulate him for his outstanding work in support of his church, his community, and his country.