First Baptist Church, Bloomfield, NJ
 One Hundred & Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet
November 24, 2001 - The Essex Manor
On the weekend of November 24 & 25 we celebrated the 150 th Anniversary of our Church,
thanking God for His faithfulness. One highlight was the Banquet held at the Essex Manor.
Many friends and members gathered to celebrate and to reminisce. Many former members who now live in
far-flung corners of the world were there from as far away as Brazil & Thailand, as well as from a number of states.
Many thanks to Pat Miller & Jane Pierce for their work in arranging the Banquet


Our Ladies Trio - Barbara, Carol & Harriet

Mens Quartet - Sherman, George, Ray & Pastor Jim

Rev. Gary Holden was Youth Director 1969 to 1973

Pastor Van Sant addresses the gathering
Robert Becker, Pastor from 1973 to 1997, reminds us of our Christian Faith & Biblical Baptist Convictions
L to R,  Rev. Gary Holden: Youth Pastor 1969-1973, 
Rev. David Ashworth: Assistant Pastor 1956-1961,
Rev. David King: Pastor 1970-1973,  Rev. Robert Becker: Pastor 1973-1997
The scale model shows the church building of 1853 thru 1911, the model was
originally made in 1951 for the 100th anniversary and was restored by John Miller in 2001.
We Honor Five Faithful Servants! (L to R) Mrs. Kathy Lorenz teaches in Bible School and leads a Women's Bible study, Rev. Steve Lorenz serves as our Minister of Outreach, Mrs. Virginia Hughes served many years as Music Director and now as Volunteer Organist, Rev. Jimmie Van Sant serves as Senior Pastor, Mrs. Jayne Van Sant serves as Music Director


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