Globetrotters' Meadowlark to speak at Eureka Springs' Calvary Baptist on Dec. 4

Monday, November 29, 2004
Meadowlark Lemon as seen during his 24-year career with the Harlem Globestrotters. His number, 36, was retired when he left the team.

Former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, known as the Clown Prince of Basketball, will appear in services of Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at Victoria Inn in Eureka Springs.

Lemon is an evangelist and will share his testimony and bring the gospel message of salvation, according to church spokesperson Randy Wells. Lemon usually includes some basketball artistry and one or two songs before his message. He also likes to speak to children directly and pray for them.

"Whether it is making people laugh or offering inspiration, giving has always been a part of Meadowlark's life," Wells said.

Lemon became a minister in 1986, and now travels around the world teaching the word of God to groups and congregations of all sizes.

"Of all the honors of his storied career, Meadowlark Lemon will quickly tell you that none compare to the ultimate honor of reaching lost souls for the Lord," Wells said.

Musical entertainment for the Saturday program will also include Marcey Wall, Kevin Reich, and the New Life Choir.

Dr. Elton Stewart is pastor of Calvary Baptist.

Admission to the program is free of charge, and persons are encouraged to bring family and friends for a fun-filled and uplifting time.

Special rates are also available at the inn during the two-day weekend. For more information, telephone 800-844-6835.

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