The Springfield Gardens congregation began just over 30 years ago in the Queens section of New York with Brother Bill and Sister Faye Johnson.  The congregation started very small in an old house and has matured and thrived to occupy a very serviceable nice building on Farmer’s Boulevard where around 165 attend on a regular basis.

The Great News to announce is that for the first time, elders and deacons will be appointed to serve this close and fine group of Christians that just follow the Bible and do what the Lord says so that as many souls may be saved as possible. Through good times and bad, the congregation has held together, ministering in hard times like 9-11 to neighbors and firefighters in need of spiritual, moral and physical support.  The big Disaster Relief truck pulled in to their parking lot to unload foodstuffs and other necessities just after the heart-breaking disaster. The congregation is a fine example at rejoicing when wonderful things happen, like baptisms into Christ and new homes formed during weddings.

The congregation has matured so that natural leaders have emerged who can serve according to the precepts laid out in the New Testament.  What a joyful time will be had by this close Christian family as the new leaders promise God and their fellow Christians to serve as the Lord would have them, and the members promise to respect God’s appointed leaders. John and Jill Parker from the Granny White Church of Christ in Nashville, one of the first supporters of this church over 30 years ago, will join the group to celebrate.  The service will start in the evening around 9 pm and continue into the New Year with a celebration of the Lord’s Supper and special prayers for the coming New Year 2012.  Join us one and all!

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