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Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Joliet’s Lebanon Baptist District

New Lenox, IL (July 1, 2014)—The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has given a $3,000 scholarship grant to the Lebanon Baptist District Association (LBDA) Scholarship Organization of Joliet and Vicinity. Each year, the LBDA awards scholarships to three students who demonstrate good grades and community service, and reside within zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436 and 60441. This year’s recipients are Jailen J. Jones, Lake Forest College-Criminal Justice; Kanece Mabry, North Carolina Central University-Nurse Anesthetist; Herbert J. Triplett, and Carthage College – History. 

 Photo: Rev Bennie Yarbrough, Scholarship Committee President of the Lebanon Baptist District Association (LBDA), and scholarship recipients Kanece Mabry and Jailen Jones. The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provided a $3,000 grant to the LBDA to fund the scholarships.

The purpose of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth with a focus on health care and construction. One of the not-for-profit organization’s main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet.  

“The Lebanon Baptist District Association of Joliet and Vicinity is thankful to the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission,” said Rev. Bennie Yarbrough, Scholarship Committee President of LBDA Scholarship Organization. “By providing scholarships to local students to further their education, we are helping these children from our community improve the quality of their life.” 

The Lebanon Baptist District Association is comprised of 9 local Joliet and vicinity churches. The scholarship arm of LBDA is committed to the belief that every deserving student merits a chance to continue his or her education regardless of the cost.  The Parent Body Officers are as follows: Pastor Clint Wilburn, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Moderator; Pastor Herbert Brooks, Jr., St. John M. B. Church, First Vice Moderator; Pastor Robert Johnson, Calvary Baptist Church, Supt. of Evangelism; Pastor Cornell Ervins, Mt. Ebal Baptist Church, Supt. Human Relations; Pastor Richard House, Shiloh Baptist Church, Second Vice Moderator; Pastor Angelo Hill, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Supt. Public Relations; Pastor Edward Martin, Jr.  St. Paul Baptist Church, Advisor to Moderator; Pastor Larry V. Tyler, Second Baptist Church - President of Congress; Pastor David G. Latimore, Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Sister Lula Morris, St. John  Baptist Church, Secretary; Sister Marilyn Dixon, Second Baptist Church, Financial Secy Deacon Larry Heard, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Treasurer; Rev. John Beckley, Second Baptist Church, Asst. Treasurer; Sister Lena King, Second Baptist Church, Ways & Means Chair and Rev. Bennie Yarbrough, St. Paul Baptist Church, Scholarship Chair. For more information, call (815) 723-9770. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. In 2013, Silver Cross provided over $48 million in charity care and other community benefits. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit  or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 


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