HONORING WHITE'S CHAPEL M. B. CHURCH; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 55
(Extensions of Remarks - April 12, 2016)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                        HON. BENNIE G. THOMPSON

                             of mississippi

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor 
White's Chapel M. B. Church, Jackson, Mississippi.
  The White's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church was organized under the 
pastorage of Rev. D. J. White, in the home of sister Julia Taylor 
located at 734 South West Street in the year 1920. The officers were: 
Bros. Smith, Belt, Jones, Johnson, Outlaw, Jackson, Taylor and Carter. 
The mothers board was composed of the following members: Sis Julia 
Taylor, Sis Viola Taylor and Sis Viola Ward. After four years of hard 
work, by a group of dedicated members, their dream to build a church 
became a reality. After the resignation of Rev. White, Rev. Grove 
served until Rev. Caesar was called.
  In 1934, Rev. R. W. C. Smith was called to pastor the White's Chapel 
Church and served for 36 loyal years. The following officers served 
under Rev. Smith's leadership: Brothers Seaton, Sparkman, Nelson, 
Sutton, Shear, Dorsey and Williams. Rev. Smith gave his all to 
pastoring the church.
  After the passing of Rev. R. W. Smith in 1970, Rev. James A. 
Washington, Sr., was called to pastor the church in the year 1971. 
Under his pastorship and God's divine leadership the church grew 
bountifully. While he pastored, members of the Deacon and Trustee Board 
included: Deacon Shears, Dorsey, Williams, Caston, Jennings, Mix and 
Trustee Robert Morris.
  Under the pastorship of Rev. James A. Washington, they were blessed 
to have moved from 728 South West Street to their present location, 
where they have been for the past three years.
  Rev. Washington resigned in December of 1982. After weeks of prayers 
the Lord saw fit to send to them in February of 1983, the Rev. 
Nathanial V. Booker, a great Pastor and Leader. Under his leadership 
present members of the Deacon Board include: Deacon Hillman Shears, 
Robert Dorsey, Lewis Williams, Tillman Caston, Charlie Jennings, and 
Ronnie Mix.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing White's 
Chapel M. B. Church.