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Claudette Milner

Praise 104.7

A Matter Of Interpretation 4:30 PM Praise Power 104.7 FM /1350 WLOU

June 8, 2019 

Host: Claudette Milner
Guest: Floyd B Smith 

Guest: Floyd B Smith of the LCCC (Louisville Central Community Center)
Topic: The Trustees of Inclusive Equity IE Awards Gala ( Celebration of Juneteenth

Floyd B. Smith is the Chief Collection/Security Officer at River City Bank. With over 39 years of Operations and Asset management experience in the credit and collection field as VP of Operations with two Fortune 50 companies, Sears Credit, CITI Cards, then with CONNS Credit. Floyd is responsible for the collection activities, OREO properties, realtors, attorneys, maintenance clean outs, upkeep for all bank owned properties. Floyd has been the Security Officer for over nine years and is responsible for all aspects of security include training.

In the community, Floyd currently served as President of FISOAL, Financial Sector Chief for InfraGard KY, FBI Citizens Academy, Committee Member LCCC, Steering Committee YMCA Black Achievers Program, and a member of the Board of Directors for Eastern Area Community Ministries.

Floyd received a Bachelor degree in Pre-Law and Sociology from Langston University, Langston Oklahoma; an M B A from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN. Floyd is a member of Green Castle Baptist Church where he serves as Asst. Sunday School Director, and instructors for Sunday schools and VBS oversight. He has three children, Marshawn, Felicia, and Jennifer, five grand children, and one great granddaughter from his decease wife, Bonita. Floyd loves tennis, basketball and music.

Louisville Central Community Center

is a non-profit community-based organization that offers a variety of programs and services in support of children and families. Early childhood education, youth development, arts education and other after school programs, employment services and job training for adults, money management and home ownership are just some of the services provided.

LCCC helps thousands of individuals and families each year in the areas of early childhood education, youth development, employment, home ownership and civic engagement.

Louisville Central Community Center, Inc.
1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: (502) 583-8821
Fax: (502) 583-8824

"Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough toinfluence and overcome the resistance.

Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another, is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still another, is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All of which, or neither of these version could be true. Certainly, for some, President Lincoln's authority over the rebellious states was in question   For whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory."


June 15, 2019 

Host: Claudette Milner

Guest: Rev. Richard Wilson

Topic: Mission of the Church - Discipleship

Join us on A Matter of Interpretation at 4:30 PM on 104.7 FM. Before the show my team will be filming an in depth interview with Rev. Wilson on A Matter of Interpretation "Americans in Crisis".  Stay tuned for airing date

Ministry Vision

 To preach, teach, and cast vision in an endeavor to challenge Christians to embrace a heart for lost and hurting people, a spirit of servant leadership, a mindset for excellence in ministry, and the discovery and use of their spiritual gifts to build God’s church; and, to develop fully-devoted followers of Christ through worship, evangelism, discipleship and stewardship. I also want to establish the effective role of the church in the life of the community.

  Pastoral Experience 


  • East Caney Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, Texas
  • New Hope Baptist Church, Daingerfield, Texas
  • Queen Esther Baptist Church, Muskegon Heights, Michigan
  • People’s Baptist Church Rock Island, Illinois
  • Watson Memorial Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tried Stone Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan (present)

    Ministry Opportunities


  • Built a church in Sulphur Springs, Texas (1972)
  • First Radio Broadcast – New Hope Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas ( 1973)
  • Second Pastor of Queen Esther Baptist Church at 24 years of age (1974)
  • Organized People’s Baptist Church, Rock Island, Illinois (1976)
  • Presented at the White House for the Faith-Based Summit in 2000
  • Purchased 18 acres of land for Watson Memorial Baptist Church for the expansion of the new edifice.  Also, established and implemented a Cannery in Louisville and Jefferson County that fed over 800 families.
  • Founder of the following Organizations and Businesses
  • PATCH (People Aspiring to Create Hope) 1988 Louisville, KY
  • PATCH Bagel Company 1994 provided 6000 dozen bagels a month to various hospital in Wayne County Michigan
  • PATCH Insurance was agent of record for long and short term disability for DMC hospitals
  • TREDCO (Tried Stone Economic Development Co.)

1.  TREDCO Imani Clinic was funded 1.3 million dollars from the Kellogg foundation to secure the 4000 uninsured of the Virginia park community in collaboration with Wayne State school of nursing and University of Michigan School of Nursing

2.  TREDCO More School Initiative funded more than 3 million dollars through Detroit public schools to educate high school drop outs between 16-18 years of age to receive high school completion and vocational skills trade for 433 students in Detroit and Wayne County.


Other Accomplishments

  • Coordinated a Celebration to commemorate the Riots of July 23, 1967 with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King III, and others
  • Hosted a town Hall Meeting for Youth and Education with Dr. Bill Cosby


Positions Held


  • Board Member – Opportunities Industrialization Centers in the following cities:  Muskegon, Michigan; Rock Island, Illinois; Louisville, Kentucky
  • Regional Coordinator – Region 5, Clergy Support of O.I.C.’s of America


Personal Statement of Faith


I believe that the Church is called to be a Christ-centered, people loving, joy filled, and hope giving entity.  It is my contention that the mission of the church is to minister to the needs of the total person through the relentless, relational, resourceful pursuit of helping people find a right relationship with God, to follow Christ, and to serve Him with their whole heart.  I cherish the liberty that believers have in Christ Jesus and honor the principles of the priesthood of all believers.  I accept the challenge to address the needs of this present generation through the truth as revealed in Scripture, by focusing on a relevant gospel for our contemporary times as we bear witness to Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  I boldly proclaim that I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. 


I trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation and the promise of abundant life as a young child.  After years of soul-searching, January 7, 1968 at Union Baptist Church in Quincy, IllinoisI yielded in faithful obedience to the call of God into full-time Christian service.  Since that time it has been my endeavor to encourage, equip, empower, and enlist believers in the fulfillment of the Great Commission through ministering to the least and the lost among us.


June 22, 2019

Host: Sydney Tucker

Guest: Monica Hill

Topic: ICAN-A Must Read or Children

Senior DuPont Manual

Future Plans: Attending Spaulding University Fall 2019

Age 18

Instructional Assistant

-Assist teachers with clerical duties., tracking behavior and classroom management

-Tutor students with academic assignments and implement behavior management techniques


-List properties for sale, seek properties for buyers, create contracts

Health Advocate

-Challenge,motivate, and inspire others to eat healthier

                                                                -conduct food prep classes called "Food Fights"


                                                                -Health and fitness model for print (with a little acting when nessacary) 

June 29. 2019

Claudette Milner

Guest: Luther Brown  - Little Hands Little Feet

Topic: Gun Safety for our Youth