FAMOUS CHRISTIAN BOOK AUTHOR & CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER:
Born on September 28, 1972. Rev. Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr., was educated in South Carolina, graduating from South Aiken High in 1991. He began traveling around the world serving America in the U.S. Armed Forces for the U.S. Navy and later for the U.S. Army National Guard. While in military service, he enrolled in South Carolina State University graduating in 1999 with a major in History Education. And Dr. Beckles earned a Doctorate Degree in Theology from New Life Seminary in 2002. Dr. Beckles was licensed to preach and ordained in 2008 at the American Fellowship Church. He was a public school teacher for 4 years, then became a career Firefighter for 3 years, and finally established his own Christian Bible College in 2010! He is the proud father of 5 children, happily married, and an accomplished Christian Book Author and Private School Director/Professor. Dr. Beckles is also a notable Civil Rights Pioneer who received national acclaim for being the only Community Leader to address and protest against Bullying and Racial Injustice in the Richmond County Public School System located in Augusta Georgia and Dr. Beckles is an crusader in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease!!! Read about his inspiring Christian Ministry for God to help others in need:
“ALS run from Augusta to Aiken”
By Samantha Williams
Published: February 13, 2017, 6:24 pm | Updated: February 13, 2017, 6:24 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)– ALS looks different for every person. Dr. Michael Rivner said the disease affects skeletal muscles.
“ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease where basically you lose control of your muscles. It usually starts in one of the limbs, usually and arm or a leg or even a voice box, and get progressively worse. Usually most patients die within five years of the first symptom,” Dr. Rivner explained.
Dr. Franklyn Beckles, Jr. and his son, Christian Beckles, ran from downtown Augusta, Georgia to Aiken Technical College in Aiken, South Carolina this morning in support of Rev. Franklyn Beckles, Sr. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2014!
“Him being a victim of ALS, I wanted not only to help him, but others in the community suffering from this tragic disease. There’s thousands of people each year that die from Lou-Gehrig’s disease,” Beckles Jr. said.
Dr. Rivner said the most important thing about raising awareness is emphasizing the symptoms.
“Part of the problem is there is no test that definitively diagnosis someone with ALS. Basically, it’s a matter of putting together the signs and symptoms and coming to that diagnosis. There’s lots of things we can do to symptomatically help these patients, but unfortunately, at this point, we don’t have a cure,” Dr. Rivner said.
Augusta University partakes in research that develops treatments. They are working on finding a cure.
“We want to make a difference, and we believe if men stand up in the community, it will make a difference,” Dr. Beckles Jr. concluded.
THE BECKLES FAMILY:
Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr., and Mrs. Adrian Felicia Beckles (Parents) THEIR CHILDREN: Christian Alexander Beckles (Son) 10/23/02, Dayshia Jan’ee Beckles (Daughter) 6/16/09, Aleiyah Rosetrice Beckles (Daughter) 8/2/10, Miracle Victoria Alese Beckles (Daughter) 11/22/13, and Samiyah Nevaeh Beckles (Newborn Daughter) 09/23/15…
Mrs. Beckles is expecting to have another Baby in (2018) …
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