BRYAN One Bryan church hosted an event honoring of members of the community they believe have made an impact over the years.
The Miracle Work Ministries held an event Saturday night called "Will the Real Men Please Stand Up" at the Assemblage of Praise Church on Ursuline Avenue.
Among those recognized were former Bryan City Councilmember Paul Madison, former educator and founder of the Brazos Valley African American Museum Willie Pruitt, and the late Ronnie Jackson, who won a Jefferson Award for his contributions to the community, including his time working for the City of Bryan.
"This is basically giving honor to the people that have served us in the past, and letting them know that we appreciate what they've done, and hopefully, we will a inspire new group of leaders to step up," said Roy Ellis with Miracle Work Ministries.
Ellis and Assemblage Pastor Eric Reed hope to make the event an annual one.