Rev. Dr. Sheldon E. Williams’ 25th Pastoral Anniversary – Co-op City Baptist Church

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“The doctors said I probably wouldn’t live very long….”  

Our founding pastor, the late Rev. Julius Sasportas, would often share the story of his fragile start in life. But he defied the odds and lived for over 90 years.

Rev. Sasportas’ experience is a metaphor for the Co-op City Baptist Church.

We’ve had to scrape, sacrifice and fight for everything. Although we’ve been knocked down many times, by God’s grace, we have never been KNOCKED OUT.

Any day now, cranes will arrive on the site, and the “digging” will begin!

Our new church edifice will include a state-of-the-art facility to house a comprehensive youth education and recreational program.

But, we can do more things faster for our kids if we’re not in debt. Working in the red is why many large community-based projects shut down. And we will not fail these kids! We need to earn $100,000 in a year.

Kindly donate, and share this link through social media so others can join this effort.

It’s easy to say you want our kids to excel in math, reading, technology and science, but will you actively support such an outcome?

Even if you don’t know us, please do this **(seriously)** …

Pray over your credit card. Then make your donation as a love offering to God. He will bless you for being a blessing to children.  Thank you!

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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 Throgs 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.