BOSTON – Senate President Karen Spilka nominated Rev. J. Anthony Lloyd for an unsung hero award as part of the “Black Excellence on the Hill,” celebration hosted by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus at the Massachusetts State House today, Feb. 4.
Rev. Lloyd is the pastor of the Greater Framingham Community Church, the largest predominately African-American church in MetroWest, with a congregation that draws from African, Caribbean, and European cultures.
The event, part of Black History Month, celebrates elected officials, neighbors, business owners, and community stakeholders’ achievement in the Commonwealth.”
In nominating Rev. Lloyd, Senate President Spilka wrote “During his 26 years as the church’s spiritual leader, Rev. Lloyd has served on innumerable task forces, nonprofit boards, and committees in the region, often serving as a conduit to the Black community to help integrate these efforts. Through his tireless volunteer leadership responsibilities – be it serving as chair of the board of Wayside Youth & Families, organizing lunch service in the church for nearby shelter resident, or playing a pivotal role in establishing a Framingham Community Center aimed at underserved families – Rev Lloyd tirelessly creates and widens pathways that empower members of the greater community to lead more full lives.”
Rev. Lloyd was one of three individuals with ties to Framingham who received unsung heroes awards today, Feb. 4 at the State House. The President of the Black Student Union at Framingham High was nominated by Re. Maria Robinson and Rep. jack Patrick Lewis nominated District 5 School Committee member Noval Alexander.
Editor’s Note: Rev. Lloyd did not attend the ceremony today.
File photo of Rev. Lloyd with Rep Jack Patrick Lewis.