J5889

Honoring Bishop Walter Dunlap upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Free Mission Temple, Inc.

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J5889


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Bishop Walter Dunlap upon the occasion
of his designation for special recognition by the Free Mission Temple,
Inc.

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Bishop Walter
Dunlap upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by
the Free Mission Temple, Inc., to be celebrated at its 35th Year Appre-
ciation Dinner on Saturday, June 19, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Bishop Walter Dunlap, a native of Pine Mountain, Georgia, was
born the third child of five siblings to the late Walter Dunlap, Sr. and
Carrie Dunlap; from a very young age of five years old there was an
early calling on the life of Bishop Walter Dunlap; everyone knew he was
destined for greatness; and
WHEREAS, Walter Dunlap's early years were spent with his spiritual
Mohawk Indian grandmother Sarah Mullins; she was a great spiritual
influence in his life; as a boy, she showed him a vision that his
appointed work and mission was in the North; and
WHEREAS, Walter Dunlap, being obedient to the divine Holy Spirit,
moved to New York City in 1953; by the early 1960s he was ordained a
minister by Bishop Patchen, and later by Bishop Jones of Jones Temple;
in 1970, he was further elevated and ordained into Bishopric office by
Bishop Johnson and Bishop McNeil of Holy Cross Remnant Church of Jesus;
and
WHEREAS, Bishop Dunlap is an outstanding Rabbi, Preacher Teacher and
Spiritual Leader, confidant and friend of all; he began Free Mission
Action Movement Church Inc. with prayer and healing services in 1975; he
would preach on the streets of New York City, from door to door and from
house to house; and
WHEREAS, In the first service, a miracle happened to a little girl who
was deaf and dumb; after Bishop Dunlap prayed for her, she was soon able
to hear and speak; the good news of this miracle spread throughout the
country and Free Mission Church grew in membership; and
WHEREAS, The first Church building was located at 498 Georgia Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York; in 1979, this ever growing Church body took a colos-
sal step with the purchase and renovation of the building at 931 Sutter
Avenue in Brooklyn, the site where the Church currently stands; and
WHEREAS, As the Church membership grew, so did the services; Free
Mission Action Movement Church Inc. took pride in becoming a community
one stop multi-service center for all in need; and
WHEREAS, In 1998, Bishop Walter Dunlap was admitted by the Rabbinical
Board of Rabbis; he was honored and ordained "Rabbi Ezekiel Benzion",
and sat on the panel of 13 with the Honorable Rabbi Baruch, the son of
Rabbi Baba Sali of Morocco, along with 11 other distinguished and influ-
ential Rabbis; and
WHEREAS, In the year 2000, Bishop Dunlap received from his Holiness
Pope John Paul II, a Proclamation Scroll declaring his divine protection
and guidance for Bishop Walter Dunlap and the Free Mission Church; and
WHEREAS, Bishop Dunlap is marred to First Lady Iola Dunlap; they are
blessed with five children, Anthony, Debra, Enid, Audrey and Walter Jr.,

along with three grandsons, Anthony Jr., Nicolas, and Christopher, and
one granddaughter, Kayla; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Bishop Walter Dunlap upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Free Mission Temple, Inc., noting his
unremitting and compassionate faith and his exemplary service to God,
man, and his community, and extending to him the heartfelt best wishes
of this Legislative Body for a future of purposeful success and well-be-
ing; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bishop Walter Dunlap.

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  • 07 / Jun / 2010
    • ADOPTED

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