Editor’s note: WSA Summer 2017 Student Intern Shatoria Evans sat down with Pastor Breonus Mitchell of Mt. Gilead M.B. Baptist Church as part of a 2-part interview series. We chose Father’s Day weekend to publish the first part of the interview, as a tribute to the courage Pastor Mitchell has demonstrated through his wife’s cancer diagnosis and sadly, her passing. A devoted husband and father, he shares his story as a co-survivor.