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File #: 0232X-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2016 In control: Page
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To recognize and congratulate Second Baptist Church on their 180th Anniversary
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein

 

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To recognize and congratulate Second Baptist Church on their 180th Anniversary

 

 

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WHEREAS, Second Baptist Church will celebrate their 180th Anniversary on October 14, 2016 being renowned as the oldest African American Baptist Church in Columbus, OH; and

 

WHEREAS, Second Baptist Church was founded by James P. Poindexter, a black abolitionist who was a strong leader in the Columbus community; and

 

WHEREAS, Second Baptist Church has a rich history  that spans from the 1800’s to its modern-day emphasis on transforming lives and outreach ministries of a food pantry, homeless shelter support, clothing ministry, community initiative and much more; and

 

WHEREAS, under the spiritual guidance of many anointed and highly favored ministers, including Rev. Leon Troy and most recently, Howard T. Washington, PhD., Second Baptist has become one of the most respected and influential churches in our community, now, therefore;

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby congratulate Second Baptist Church on their 180th Anniversary and outstanding contributions to making the City of Columbus the best place to live, work and raise a family.