Alfred Street Baptist Church's Dr. Howard-John Wesley to Share Story of Surprise Donation to Howard University Students on "Steve" on April 17

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Steve Harvey & Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor ASBC on the set of "Steve"
Steve Harvey & Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor ASBC on the set of "Steve"
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - April 16, 2019 - PRLog -- Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria, Va., will share the church's story of gifting $100,000 to 34 Howard University graduating seniors to cover their outstanding tuition and fee balances on "Steve," the NBC daytime talk show hosted by Steve Harvey. The segment will air Wednesday, April 17 (check local listings).

The contribution, which made national news, was raised during Seek 2019, a 21-day long church-wide physical, social media, and financial fast in January, and was announced during a special service at Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. Subsequently, members of ASBC and the Office of Financial Aid surprised the seniors with the news.

"About two or three years ago, the Lord gave us a vision for a project called Hidden Halos, which is our realization that whenever you meet strangers, they're God's hidden angels," says Pastor Wesley. "This year, as our fasting ended, we had asked members to make a sacrificial offering that we promised would go out the door of our church. We decided to come to Howard University to find some students who are about to change the world but have some financial concerns, and let them know we're going to take care of it for them."

ASBC is a long-time supporter of the HBCU community. In addition to the $100,000 donation to students at Howard University, ASBC donated $50,000 to Bennett College. The church holds an annual HBCU festival/college fair, a premier event that connects students and parents to HBCUs nationwide, and makes an annual contribution to an HBCU.


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