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First Baptist Church-Broad builds on legacy of service

 

In 2012 – approximately 10 to 12 months from now – First Baptist Church-Broad will have the first services in its new sanctuary. In 2012 – approximately 10 to 12 months from now – First Baptist Church-Broad will have the first services in its new sanctuary.


Martha Rogers (center), 94, helped anchor the welcome and fellowship during the Homecomig/Groundbreaking Ceremony at First Baptist Church-Broad last Sunday (June 5). (Photos by Tyrone P. Easley.)


The Rev. Keith Norman, senior pastor, has the tool he needs to break ground on a new sanctuary.

On Sunday (June 2), a ceremony that marked the church’s homecoming also served to note the groundbreaking.

The church pastored by the Rev. Keith Norman is located at 2835 Broad Ave., having served as a central institution in the Binghampton community since 1895.

“This is a representation of the generations of families in the church and the long history in the Binghampton community, our sustained membership and of the generations to come,” said Norman. “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.”

The ceremony drew church members, members of the community, special guests such as Mayor A C Wharton, and gospel artists Darrel Petties and Jeffery Murdock.

“This is an auspicious occasion for First Baptist Church-Broad and the Binghampton community. The edifice groundbreaking also represents the commitment to leading lives to Christ, changing the landscape and the continued investment in the community,” said Norman.

(For more information about First Baptist Church-Broad, visit www.fbcbroad.org.)

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