Faith-Based Center of Hope and County Commissioner Vancine Sturdivant, CEO, along with Playaz Elite Motorcycle Club, Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer, State Trooper Landric Reid and Johnny Burns hosted a motorcycle ride for former State Trooper now Minister Larry Whitley of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews.
Pastor Larry Whitley is leaning on his faith to provide an essential dose of hope. “Some days are better than others, but that’s life. Now isn’t it,” he said. “It’s about hope and believing in what I preach.” Even though Minister Whitley could not be present, his daughters and grandchildren were there.
Commissioner Sturdivant stated the motorcycle ride was truly a financial success, grossing over $2,500, and a spiritual success as well. “To see so many motorcycle riders come together, with one objective in mind, to help a fellowman, was truly awesome,” she said. When Commissioner Sturdivant was asked if she knew Trooper Larry Whitley and family, she stated, “I know God.”
“We want to thank everyone that participated in making this ride the success it was, especially Lilesville Town Council member and Clerk Steve and Lynn Whitlock, Superior Court Clerk Mark Hammonds, Poisson, Poisson and Bowers,” Sturdivant added. “Anyone wishing to donate may do so through the State Credit Union.”