Meares receives doctorate

SALISBURY — The Rev. Vincent Marlowe Meares of Fayetteville recently received a doctor of ministry degree from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury at the commencement ceremony on May 16.

Meares also holds a bachelor’s degree from Methodist College and a M.Div. from Hood Theological Seminary. He plans to pursue additional graduate-level studies at Hood.

Meares is pastor of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion church in Elizabethtown and the son of Lula A.M. Graham of Whiteville.