Rev Run Honored With Protégé Award

Reverend Run will be honored with the "Protégé

of the Year" award during a ceremony honoring Dr. Reverend Frederick Eikerenkoetter,

popularly known as Reverend Ike.

On June 12, Bishop E. Bernard Jordan, founder

of New York City's Zoe Ministries will honor Reverend Ike with a lifetime award

for his mentoring work.

Jordan will also present Run with the protégé

award during the ceremonies, which take place at the Plaza Hotel in New Jersey.

Reverend Ike was one of the most visible African-American's

in the United States in the 1970s.

Weekly sermons are still broadcast every month

on radio and television stations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico,

and the Caribbean.

"Reverend Ike is the father. Before there

was any prosperity teachers, Ike did it," Run told "He's

the pioneer. For Reverend Ike to call me his grandson and for Bishop Jordan

to call me his son is an honor."

Run said he received a prophesy stating that

he would be a successful businessman from Bishop Jordan, who was taught by Reverend


Run subsequently took over Phat Farm's sneaker

division, leading the division to over $200 million in sales and feels that

the prophesy was indeed true.

"The principles they taught me, work,"

Run said emphatically. "I applied the principles to Phat Farm and look

at the sneaker division now. Reverend Ike is my Daddy, Bishop Jordan is his

son and I'm the grandson."

The Reverend Al Sharpton will also attend the

ceremonies and a silent auction is also planned for the event.

"When I was just a boy coming to New York

City for the first time, I saw my first Rolls Royce parked in front of the Plaza

Hotel," the elusive Reverend Ike said. "At the time I had holes in

my shoes and my socks were touching the ground. I was on the outside looking

in, now I am on the inside looking out."