Female pastor celebrates 10th anniversary

From left, Rev. Dr. Sean Gardner, U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Rev. Dr. Renee Frances Washington Gardner and Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson.
Photo by Barry Mason

Family, friends and spiritual leaders throughout the tri-state area came together to honor Pastor Renee Francis Washington Gardner who celebrates her 10th Pastoral Anniversary as Senior Pastor of Memorial Baptist church in Harlem on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Hosted by Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church, the festive affair took place at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle and included greetings from U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel and a special proclamation presentation by Jim Coleman executive director of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency.

Rev. Dr. Sean Gardner joins his wife Renee Frances Washington Gardner during a presentation by Jim Coleman, executive director of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency.
Photo by Barry Mason

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