J1836

Honoring Pastor Vincent Williams upon the occasion of his designation as 2013 Grand Marshall of the Rosedale Memorial Day Parade

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J1836


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Pastor Vincent Williams upon the occa-
sion of his designation as 2013 Grand Marshall of the Rosedale Memorial
Day Parade

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and ener-
gies to the service of their community and profession, participating in
civic affairs and enhancing the character and quality of life for all
citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Pastor Vincent Williams upon the occasion of his designation as 2013
Grand Marshall of the Rosedale Memorial Day Parade; this auspicious
occasion will be celebrated on Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Veterans'
Memorial Monument on Francis Lewis Boulevard and Sunrise Highway in
Rosedale, New York; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Vincent Williams has served as pastor of Parkway
Baptist Church in Rosedale since 1986; and
WHEREAS, Born in Jamaica, West Indies, Pastor Vincent Williams devel-
oped an interest in serving others while in high school; after graduat-
ing from high school, he traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he
attended Burean Bible School earning a degree in bible knowledge in
1966; and
WHEREAS, Upon returning to Jamaica after graduation from bible school,
Vincent Williams was appointed Assistant Pastor of Faith Missionary
Baptist Church in Kingston; in 1972, he was elevated to Pastor and duti-
fully served his parishioners and the community for the next twelve
years; and
WHEREAS, In 1984, Pastor Vincent Williams immigrated to the United
States with his wife and two daughters; he accepted preaching engage-
ments at different churches until September 1986, when he was called to
lead Parkway Baptist Church in Rosedale, New York; and
WHEREAS, During his time at the Parkway Baptist Church in Rosedale,
New York, Pastor Vincent Williams has established and maintained a close
and personal relationship with the community and his church family; and
WHEREAS, In addition to being the spiritual leader of the Parkway
Baptist Church, Pastor Vincent Williams has strived to meet the physical
needs of the Rosedale and entire southeastern Queens, New York communi-
ty; and
WHEREAS, For years, Pastor Vincent Williams has operated a food pantry
out of the Parkway Baptist Church; he still conducts annual health fairs
for residents to learn about common health issues from medical profes-
sionals; in addition, the Vacation Bible School program at Parkway
Baptist Church has helped mold children into productive adults; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Vincent Williams is one of the longest serving clergy
members in Rosedale, New York; and
WHEREAS, In honor of Pastor Vincent Williams' significant contrib-
utions to Rosedale and the entire southeastern Queens, New York communi-
ty, he has been selected as the Grand Marshall of the Rosedale Memorial
Day Parade, to be held on Monday, May 27, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his pastoral and community
service, a period of constructive involvement, Pastor Vincent Williams
has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Pastor Vincent Williams has
displayed throughout his life; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their profession and community,
and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence, certainly
have earned the recognition and applause of all citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Pastor Vincent Williams upon the occasion of his designation as
2013 Grand Marshall of the Rosedale Memorial Day Parade; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pastor Vincent Williams.

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  • 14 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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