November 09, 2015


Mt. Vernon, NY - November 9, 2015 - Grace Baptist Church is challenging surveys that for years have indicated that younger generations of adults in the U. S. are less likely than older Americans to identify with a religious group. At Grace, the youngest to the older, young members of this 127-year-old historic congregation are sharing their strong affiliation with their church in video testaments.

Their witness supports their gratitude for the church in their lives and the importance of the church's presence in Mt. Vernon and surrounding communities.  Grace is nearing the last phase of its funding campaign to expand the church's outreach through the addition of the Grace Cathedral to their existing edifice.

At a time when African American children, families and communities are under seige with few options for cover. The new addition will allow Grace to serve more children, families and communities that urgently need the care of the church.

This is not the first time that Grace congregants have shared their gratitude for the church.  In 2011 they shared their appreciation for their pastor's significance in their lives and his impact on communities locally and across the country in their first book Reflections From The Pew: A 36 Year Journey... And The People Speak About W. Franklyn Richardson.  The book is available in the product section of this site.