Michael Gooden honored by Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Talladega

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Talladega presented a certificate of appreciation to Michael Gooden (right), chairman of the church’s deacon board, on Sunday, Dec. 17. The presentation, which honored Gooden for his “outstanding leadership,” was made by church pastor Dr. Matthew Leonard.

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TALLADEGA -- Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Talladega presented a certificate of appreciation to Michael Gooden, chairman of the church’s deacon board, on Sunday, Dec. 17.

The presentation, which honored Gooden for his “outstanding leadership,” was made by church pastor Dr. Matthew Leonard.

The certificate says, in part, “There is a difference between being a successful person and a significant person. And in all congregations, there are individuals who are willing to endeavor and be significant over being successful, to fulfill the purpose of God. … The part you play in this church and in Talladega County, has impacted the lives of many.… You have exemplified the epitome of leadership in this church.”