The church had been holding its services at Washington
Township High School before the move into its new location. Pastor Kevin C.
Brown and First Lady Angela M. Brown, cofounders of the church, were
joined at the ceremony by New Jersey Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera and
Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli.
Other local community leaders and church volunteers attended as well, according to a statement released by the church.
“The six-acre campus underwent a dramatic renovation and will serve as a vibrant community space with plans to spur additional development in the heart of a corridor targeted for revitalization,” the statement said.
Angela M. Brown introduced Assemblywoman Mosquera, Mayor of Washington Township Joann Gattinelli and Mayor of Winslow Township Barry Wright. After giving remarks, Digna Townsend, outreach director for U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, presented a proclamation to the church.
Wright also talked about the ways Winslow Township has partnered with The Perfecting Church and the positive impact of Loving Our Cities in the community.
The Browns were honored by the Gloucester County NAACP
with its Power Couple Award at its annual Black and White Gala and Game Changer
Awards event on Nov. 3.
The Perfecting Church hosted its first service in a movie
theatre on July 10, 2011 and “has grown into a vibrant gathering place of
contemporary Christians discovering, developing and perfecting their abilities,
individually and collectively, to enhance the lives of those residing in the
communities where we live, work, serve and worship,” the church noted.
Loving Our Cities, which Angela Brown serves as executive
director, is a nonprofit community development corporation serving as the
community engagement arm of The Perfecting Church. The organization seeks to
enhance the quality of life locally. More information on Loving Our Cities can
be found at www.lovingourcities.org or
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