HONORING FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 165TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 174
(Extensions of Remarks - October 26, 2018)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1470-E1471]
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                          HON. ELIOT L. ENGEL

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, October 26, 2018

  Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, I want to take a moment to recognize a 
spiritual institution in my district that this year is celebrating its 
remarkable 165th anniversary.
  First Baptist Church in Bronxville is a warm, friendly community of 
Christians comprised of people with a diversity of cultural and racial 
backgrounds. First Baptist is a Christ-centered Church that seeks to 
relate Biblical messages to contemporary practical life experience. As 
a member of the American Baptist Churches, USA, the church is also 
affiliated with the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York.
  The First Baptist Church was organized in 1854 as The First Baptist 
Church of Mount Vernon and was located for eighty years on the corner 
of Second Avenue and Second Street in Mount Vernon. In 1970 the 
congregation chose to move to our present location, 407 New Rochelle 
Road because of its central location, convenient to the nearby towns 
and villages where most of our members live--Bronxville, Crestwood, 
Eastchester, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham, Tuckahoe, and Yonkers.
  The beautiful modern church building houses the Sanctuary which can 
accommodate more than 300 people, and The Fellowship Hall which is used 
for the Sunday Church Coffee Hour, special church programs and 
conferences, church dinners, socials and Youth meetings and activities.
  The contributions made by First Baptist Church and its congregation 
to our community for 165 years cannot be over stated. I want to 
congratulate Reverend Lamont Granby and the entire First Baptist family 
on this wonderful occasion.

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