Installation Ceremony: A Historic Transition
The transition of pastors in Baptist churches is typically not a smooth one. However, St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn debuted a new way for that transition to take place. For the past year, the former Senior Pastor (Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood) and the former assistant pastor (Rev. David K. Brawley) were in tranisional stages. Rev. Youngblood was officially known as “pastor mentor” and Rev. Brawley was “pastor succesor.” Slowly, more and more responsiblity was put ont the pastor mentor, and after a year of transition, the change was made official on October 18th, 2009 in an afternoon ceremony.
Take a look at the photos. More to come on this soon.