MISS MABEL L. WHITING
Miss Mabel L. Whiting, Executive Sec-
retary of the Druid Hill Branch of the
Young Women's Christian Association, is
a native of Gallipolis, Ohio, and a gradu-
ate of the High School of that city and
of Duff's Business College, of Pittsburg,
Pa., having done post-graduate work at
Chautauqua, New York; Chicago, Illi-
nois; Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Columbia
University, New York City. Miss Whit-
ing was a successful teacher in the
city schools of Gallipolis, Ohio, and of
Covington, Kentucky, and resigned from
the latter place to enter the work of the
Young Women's Christian Association
during the World's War, receiving her
training at Louisville, Kentucky and the
National Training School at New York.
She had charge of the Hostess House
at Camp Funston, Kansas, at which post
she remained until the Armistice was
signed. The past six years and a half have been spent in Detroit, Michigan,
where she has built up a large and successful Young Women's Christian Associa-
tion Branch. Miss Whiting is an earnest church worker and deeply interested in
the civic and social conditions of her people.
Rev. John Wesley McCoy, D. D.
Pastor of Big Zion Church
Rev. John Wesley McCoy, D. D., the popular pastor of Big Zion, Penn-
sylvania avenue, Baltimore, Md., the son of Jacob and Mary McCoy, was
born in Harriett County. North Carolina. He secured his early education by
attending the local schools and later entered Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.,
where he remained three years. He was converted in 1881 at Andrews' Chapel,
now St. Peter's A. M. E. Zion Church, New Bern, N. C. Licensed to preach
in Fleet Street A. M. E. Zion Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1895. Joined the
New York Conference 1896; was ordained Deacon in May, 1896; ordained Elder
by Bishop Hood at Mother Zion, New York City, in 1899. He has successfully
pastored Oyster Bay, N. Y., Fishkill, N. Y., Middletown, N. Y., Mamaroneck,
N. Y., where he remained seven years and built a beautiful church; St. Augus-
tine Kinston, N. C.; Clinton Chapel, New Bern, N. C.; Union, Ralph Avenue,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Troy, N. Y., Tarrytown, N. Y. He is now closing up his ninth
year at Big Zion, Baltimore. He has been a prominent delegate to all of the
General Conferences of his church since 1904.
In 1924 his name was mentioned for Bishop of his church. In 1912 Barrett
College of North Carolina conferred the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, of which
he wears with honor to himself and race.
His first wife died in 1913; remarried in 1921 to Miss M. Etta Cofield, of
Enfield, N. C. By this union they have been blest with two beautiful children,
Lillian Juanita and John Wesley, Jr.