A DECADE OF SERVICE—Rev. Earlene Coleman and husband, Kenneth Coleman, enjoying the evening’s festivities at the anniversary banquet. (Photos by J.L. Martello)


Bethlehem Baptist Church, at 716 Walnut St. in McKeesport, recently celebrated its pastor’s 10th anniversary at the church. Reverend Coleman is the first female pastor to be installed in the church’s more than120-year history.

The weekend kicked-off with a free concert featuring ECCLESIA from Richmond, Va., a dynamic, sprit-filled, anointed musical ministry.

The church then hosted a  banquet at the Monroeville-Doubletree, which featured guest preacher Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh. They concluded the weekend with a Sunday service of  praise and worship beginning at  10:30 a.m. The guest preacher was Rev. J. Van Alfred Winsett, pastor emeritus of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Pittsburgh.


REV. DR. WILLIAM CURTIS, Guest preacher and LORETTA PRAY, Introduction of the MC



DEACON BRENT ROBERTSON, Opening prayer and REV. ROBIN KELLY, Introduction of guest speaker



EVANGELIST SHERRY ­JOHNSON, Guest soloist and HAROLD HAYES, Master of Ceremonies


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