Community service: Lets Play Sports, created nonprofit organization to collect sports equipment in the suburbs and donate them to children in Chicago; Mount Olive Baptist Church
, food drive volunteer; Sports Club, hosts various sport tournaments; South Suburban Nursing Home volunteer; Advocate Trinity Hospital volunteer
Raised in poverty by his paternal grandmother in Chicago's South Side, he was singing in the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
at seven, following the route taken by so many black entertainers.
MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 3006 ROSEDALE STREET 0219 4 MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
3515 YELLOWSTONE BOULEVARD 0223 4 HAMPTON INN AND SUITES 1715 OLD SPANISH TRAIL MEDICAL CENTER 0228 4 EAST BETHEL MISSIONARY 5702 CALHOUN ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 0235 4 HARTSFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5001 PERRY STREET 0236 4 BASTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 7350 CALHOUN ROAD 0237 4 JESSE JONES HIGH SCHOOL 7414 ST.
Wright, pastor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church
in Wilmington, Del., may end up spending the next several years on probation or even in prison if he's found guilty of a crime that shocked many in his congregation: squandering nearly $150,000 in taxpayer funds to feed his addiction to gambling.
Theron Jackson, 29, chief administrative officer, The Petra Group, Inc., Shreveport, La.; oversees operations at the training and consultant business that places welfare recipients in jobs; pastor, Mount Olive Baptist Church
; candidate for mayor, City of Shreveport (election Oct.