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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
November 28, 2004
Albany- Bethel AME Church was founded in 1867. Sunday members celebrated the church's 137th anniversary.
Bethel's pastors and members were instrumental in the Albany Civil Rights Movement, Flood Recovery Projects, and dozens of community outreach initiatives.
"It stands as a testimony to what God can do for people who are faithful who continue to serve, who continue to endure even in the midst of hardship because Bethel has seen some turbulent years, but it is still here and still standing. It's just a testimony to the goodness of God and His blessings on people who remain faithful," says Bethel pastor Rev. Ernest Davis, Jr.
The church is currently renovating it's Washington Street location and expanding its outreach programs, which include a food bank and housing project.