On Sunday, August 20, we will honor and celebrate Dr. Lewis’ retirement and 12 ½ year tenure of service with First Baptist Church. Recently Dr. Lewis celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to professional church ministry and will retire on August 31, 2017. Among clergy, only 1 in 10 serve continuously for four decades in a church setting.
Dr. Lewis was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Bethlehem, PA in 1977. He served as Associate Minister, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in Huntington , WVA (1977-82); Senior Minister at Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell, PA (1983-2004) and began serving as our Senior Minister on February 1, 2005.
The Members of the Retirement Celebration Committee include Janell Gurney and Jane Seigel (Co-Chair), Vera Evans, Martha Fairfield, John Huntoon, Grace Murage, Ron Newsom, Leslie Taylor.
Among the many activities of the day, a reception will be held for Fred and Connie after the service of worship. Please mark August 20 on your calendar for a festive celebration.