2010 Men of Substance honorees named

For the fourth year, The Light newspaper will recognize 10 men who have made contributions to their homes, churches and communities and who are men of integrity, said Publisher Sherri L. Jackson.

“It’s important to understand that these men are not perfect men, but they are men who make it their business to make life better for those around them,” she said. “Every year it gives me great pleasure to honor men, many who do not receive any attention. They work unnoticed every day, but we would miss much if they didn’t do what they do.”

The 2010 Men of Substance are:

  • Patrick Shaw of Alexandria, founder of the Intellectual Young Men
  • Ron Smith of Alexandria, coaches youth sports and member of various community organizations
  • Dewayne Brevelle of Alexandria, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office juvenile detective
  • Rev. Woodrow Pellerin of Woodworth, pastor of St. Peters Baptist Church in Jonesville
  • Willie Martin of Alexandria, deacon at First St. Mark Baptist Church, volunteer at Julius Patrick Elementary School
  • Rev. Chauncy Hardy of Alexandria, pastor of First Baptist Church of Colfax
  • Randolph Holly of Alexandria, director of COPE Inc. Education Talent Search
  • Wendell Lewis of Alexandria, deacon at St. Matthew Baptist Church, coaches youth sports, motivational speaker
  • Dr. Cornelius Jones of Alexandria, associate minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, member of Rapides Parish Accountability Board
  • Tanner A. Messina of Alexandria, retired law enforcement officer

2 Responses

  1. …congrats to the men chosen for this honor…
    …just HOW did you compile this list of honorees?…

  2. Congratulations Men of Substance 2010!!! Job well done.

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