Reverend Carey A. Grady, the Sr. Pastor of Reid Chapel AME Church, and Reverend Dianna Deaderick of St Luke’s Episcopal Church have been elected as Co-Presidents of the Midlands Organized Response for Equity and Justice.
Also known as MORE Justice, the organization is a regional advocacy group dedicated to seeking justice for all residents of the Central Midlands area by holding systems accountable to fair practices and policies.
More Justice is comprised of a growing network of faith-based congregations that are culturally, economically, racially, geographically and religiously diverse uniting together to fulfill a scriptural mandate to “do justice” and make the Central Midlands area a more just place to live for all people.
In their roles as Co-Presidents of MORE Justice, the Reverends Grady and Deaderick will chair executive board meetings, help recruitment efforts, and serve as the official media spokesman for the organization.
Reverend Grady’s extensive community involvement and his experience as Pastor for four previous churches –Bethlehem AME Church, Belton, S.C.; Shiloh AME Church, McCormick, S.C.; St. Peter AME Church, Decatur, IL; and Bethel AME Cathedral of Indianapolis– positions him to readily step into his leadership role with MORE Justice and begin to affect change.
Reverend Deaderick’s nearly eight years of pastoring St Luke’s Episcopal Church and her two years of service with MORE Justice make her and Reverend Grady ideal partners to lead the organization.
As MORE Justice looks ahead towards realizing its vision to address community problems by working across denominational lines, community members are encouraged to visit the website at www.morejusticecolumbia.org to learn more about upcoming events and to find out how to get involved.