The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon is to honor Dr. King's vision of justice by building an inclusive network of individuals and organizations that work toward empowerment for people. 

MLK Lebanon is to be a proud community partner with local, regional, and national organizations such as We Belong Lebanon, Service for Peace, Serve Ohio and MLKDay.gov.


The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon is a group of individuals that are working to create change in our community through education, strategic planning, volunteer work, and awareness.

Bethel A.M.E. Church of Lebanon is the host and facilitating organization.  The Coalition is structured with a steering group and committees made up of dedicated community members. 


We are committed to serving our community while we honor Dr. King's vision of justice.

We are working to increase participation in community service, to coordinate fundraisers to pay off student lunch debt, to study the needs of our community and to celebrate the MLK Day Holiday each year.


Rev. Fred Cook, Board Member
Renee Forrester, Board Member
Raye Kimberlin, Board Member
Rev. Karen Schaeffer, Board Member

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