Resolution J1773-2013

Commending Bishop Eric R. Figueroa Sr., D.D.S., upon the occasion of his 30th Pastoral Anniversary

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Bishop Eric R. Figueroa, Sr., D.D.S.,
upon the occasion of his 30th Pastoral Anniversary, to be celebrated  on
May 20, 2013

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 commend Bishop Eric
R.  Figueroa, Sr., D.D.S., upon the occasion of his 30th Pastoral  Anni-
versary;  this impressive milestone will be feted at a Pearl Celebration
Banquet in his honor on Monday, May 20, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Bishop Eric R. Figueroa, Sr. is a  native  of  Brooklyn,  New
York; he holds doctoral degrees in both Divinity and Theology; and
  WHEREAS, In 1983, Bishop Eric R. Figueroa founded New Life Tabernacle,
Inc., a ministry that uniquely forges interdenominational relationships,
and strives to eradicate spiritual stereotypes; and
  WHEREAS,  Bishop Eric Figueroa is also a philanthropic leader; in 1998
he founded the Family Life Development Center, Inc., a non profit commu-
nity development agency designed to provide  an  array  of  services  to
transform  the  lives of individuals and neighborhoods; services include
food and clothing, drug rehabilitation, youth  and  family  initiatives,
mentoring  programs,  a  Life  Skills  Teaching  curriculum, counseling,
college prep, a scholarship fund, and senior citizen programs; and
  WHEREAS, In 2009 Bishop Eric Figueroa founded, and  is  the  Presiding
Prelate of, the New Life Covenant Fellowship, an assemblage of interden-
ominational pastors, churches and ministries that seeks to equip, enable
and  empower  a  new  generation  of leaders in pursuit of excellence in
ministry; and
  WHEREAS, Bishop Eric Figueroa is a Founding Member of Brooklyn Congre-
gations Together, the mission of  which  is  to  bring  together  church
pastors  and  their  congregations  in a collaborative effort to address
holistically the needs of Brooklyn residents; and
  WHEREAS, Bishop Eric R. Figueroa has brought to his ministry an  over-
whelming  spirit  of  charity  and  compassion,  acting  from vision and
enlightenment in conducting his  administrative  and  spiritual  duties,
while  always  displaying  the highest standards of personal and profes-
sional integrity and dedication; and
  WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and  has  adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
  WHEREAS,  With  him  throughout  have been his wife, Evangelist Doreen
Figueroa, his children, Evangelist  Timiney  Figueroa-Caton,  Missionary
Anaysha  Figueroa-Cooper  and  Deacon Eric Jr., and three grandchildren,
Quincy, Miles, and Ella, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his
life and rejoice in his achievements; 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  Eric R. Figueroa, Sr., D.D.S., upon the occasion of his

30th Pastoral Anniversary,  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-being; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bishop Eric R. Figueroa, Sr., D.D.S.

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