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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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Black Freedom

Black Freedom

Nearly three-quarters of all African Americans and a substantial portion of the rest of the population plan to see the Black Panther movie that marks the theatrical debut of the first black superhero in mainstream comics. Of course we want to see a beautiful black cast in an utopian paradise that can infuse us all […]

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