Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
The Religious Hall Of Fame was born out of the heart of a man who is often referred to as “the community’s encourager”, and “the church’s friend. Mr. William Blair Jr., a native of Dallas, Texas, and the Founder/ CEO. Of Elite News Newspaper, is a timeless paragon of Philanthropic patrimony? It was in the “Spirit of People” that one day while driving along in his car, Mr. Blair was divinely prompted to start the Religious Hall Of Fame. Impassioned, Mr. William Blair, Jr. Exclaims, “Pastor for centuries have committed their lives to ministry of people. There are numerous halls of fame hailing the feats of countless people, but who has done more or our lives, communities and society than the preacher? Our heritage is steeped in the grassroots of our pastors.”
The Religious Hall Of fame will Chronicle the acts of greatest religious leaders in our nation’s history. Everyday, all around the world, people from diverse backgrounds are living legacies of a spiritual inheritance bestowed by the clergy,” says Mr. Blair. “Find anyone who has made a significant contribution to society, and there you will find the hallmark of a cleric.
A select group of people, emerging from different ministerial, ethnic, and social-economic backgrounds have become our influential heritage for ageless generations. Their dedication to God, service to mankind, and personal valiance are living testaments of ordinary men in the hands of an extraordinary God.”
On August 16, 2000, after only three months of preparation, Mr. Blair, Jr., launched his millennium masterpiece, the Elite News Religious Hall of Fame. The only one of its kind, approximately 800 people, attended the grand affair at a hotel in Dallas.
The Religious Hall of Fame’s vision encompasses a tribute to “men of the cloth” who have dramatically influenced the lives of others, their community, and the worldwide, in an effort to distinguish, celebrate, encourage, document and showcase the positive efforts spanning generations made by ministers.
The Religious Hall of Fame embraces its vision to perpetuate tribute to “men of the cloth” who have dramatically influenced people’s lives, our community, and our world. The Religious Hall Of Fame’s mission is to engage communities in an effort to distinguish communities in an effort to distinguish, celebrate, encourage, document and showcase the auspicious efforts spanning generations made by our society’s ministers.
Candidates for the Elite news Religious Hall of Fame have multiple spiritual gifts and callings. They have b been active in the ministry for at least 15 years and are chosen for their community, social and spiritual contributions. Since the year 2000, the Religious Hall of Fame has honored 120 inductees. In 2002, one thousand individuals attended the Religious Hall of Fame induction ceremony; this year nearly one thousand individuals attended and five hundred. Each honoree receives medallions and commemorative purple stone rings as a token of appreciation.
On July 25, 2003, Mr. Blair held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and over three hundred clergymen and business and community leaders received their first glimpse of the newly formed Elite News Religious Hall of Fame Museum. Located at 5554 South Hampton Road in Dallas, the museum, which consists of 15 rooms named after biblical sites, is a living enshrinement of clerical accomplishments.
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