Rev. Dr. Sheldon E. Williams’ 25th Pastoral Anniversary
Sometimes the greatest thing you can do for someone is to say, “thank you.” Thank you for your support, encouragement, direction and presence when needed. And on September 30th, we brought our best-dressed selves, our music, our pageantry, and smiling faces to Marina Del Rey in Throggs Neck to make such a statement to a loving man.
Our Pastor reached the milestone of 25 years of pastoral service to our church and community, so we gathered for an afternoon of celebration, recognition, fellowship and cuisine. Church members, family, and clergy were all there.
Reverend Grace M. Emanuel, Executive Minister of Co-op City Baptist Church, kicked off the day with a prayer of thanksgiving and ushered us into our welcome and scripture readings. The rest of the day was hosted by a close friend of our Pastor, Rev. Dr. Carl Bruce, Pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Yonkers. With such a charismatic and fun personality, he was the perfect host for the occasion.
A true show stopper and highlight of the day was a poem presented by Deacon Rosa Hobson entitled, “Pastor, the Toughest Job.” Her words are worth listening to, as she always has something great to say.