Author: DeForest Soaries

Retirement Announcement

Retirement Announcement

Today I announced my plan to retire from my position as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens. Our church has been engaged in church-wide succession planning for the past two years. We surveyed all church leaders to determine how long they had been serving in their various positions. We all also ascertained how […]

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Payne Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry: Leadership and Community Transformation Cohort

Payne Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry: Leadership and Community Transformation Cohort

Reverend Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. (First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens) and Dr. Sidney S. Williams, Jr. (Bethel Church of Morristown) have designed a new cohort that will equip pastors with the practical leadership skills required to not only transforming the communities they serve, but also how to successfully lead their congregations through this […]

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