Resolution J250-2013

Commending Overseer Dorothy Wright upon the occasion of her 50th Pastoral Anniversary



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Overseer Dorothy Wright upon the occa-
sion of her 50th Pastoral Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recogni-
tion  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  Overseer
Dorothy Wright upon the occasion of her 50th Pastoral Anniversary, to be
celebrated on October 20, 2012, at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel; and
  WHEREAS, Dorothy Holt's education began in the segregated South, where
she attended the J.C. Price Elementary School in Greensboro, North Caro-
lina;  upon her completion, she attended The James B. Dudley High School
and later reflected on the childcare courses that were her favorites and
would be the foundation that would serve her well later in life; and
  WHEREAS, Dorothy Holt's higher education  began  at  North  Carolina's
Agricultural  and  Technical  College;  while attending A&T, she met and
fell in love with Carson Chester Wright whom she later married; and
  WHEREAS, Dorothy Wright left North Carolina's Agricultural and Techni-
cal College to complete her  studies  at  the  Maco  Beauty  College  of
Greensboro,  North Carolina; she graduated from Maco as a beautician and
after graduation, she worked as a beautician  in  Greensboro  until  she
eventually left the state of North Carolina; and
  WHEREAS, Dorothy and Chester Wright moved to Providence, Rhode Island,
and  then to Brooklyn, New York, where Chester worked for the NYC Police
Department; from the inception of  her  pastorship,  in  1962,  Overseer
Wright's  vision  for  St. Paul Pentecostal Church is to be a thoroughly
biblical church that passionately seeks God's  manifested  presence  and
leadership; and
  WHEREAS,  Overseer Wright helps people improve their relationship with
God and each other; in so doing,  she  has  dedicated  her  ministry  to
making  a  difference  in  the  Brownsville  community  by impacting and
rebuilding individuals and families both naturally and spiritually; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout Overseer Wright's 50 years of ministry, her desire
is to help people strengthen their  families  and  marriages;  St.  Paul
Pentecostal  Church  has  conducted  numerous  outreach  programs geared
towards building, improving, and enhancing the quality of life  for  the
Ocean-Hill Brownsville community; and
  WHEREAS, Overseer Wright's great love for children became the influen-
tial  factor in many of the outreach programs; she knew that in order to
invest in the future of her community, she  had  to  be  concerned  with
developing  educationally  empowered  youth who have a dedicated life of
holiness in God; and
  WHEREAS, From 1965-1970, St. Paul Pentecostal hosted  the  Summer  Day
Camp  Youth In Action program which gave inner city youth an opportunity
to participate in academic enrichments, and arts and crafts  activities,
along  with  community trips, in order to enhance their summer vacation;
this had also allotted job opportunities  for  the  teenagers  who  were
qualified to work; and
  WHEREAS,  During  the 1980s, St. Paul Summer Academy focused on giving
inner city youth reading and math enrichment as well as computer  skills
in  order  to  provide the growing technological skills in which, at the
time, many community children had not yet received; and
  WHEREAS, For over 20 years, St. Paul Pentecostal  has  given  children
tutorial  assistance  in  math and reading; with the growing emphasis on
reading and math standardized tests, as  well  as  high  school  regents
exams;  St.  Paul's  Tutorial Program has given students not only proper

techniques and strategies, but also the confidence necessary  to  master
the requirements needed for testing success; in addition, other programs
such  as Boys and Girls Scouts, Little League and Sewing Clubs have also
contributed enriching the lives of inner city youth; and
  WHEREAS,  This  distinguished  woman  of God has always given enlight-
enment, guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to her  care  and  has
administered  abundantly  and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal
needs of all; and
  WHEREAS, Along with her husband, with her throughout have  been  their
children,  Carson,  Paul  and  Pamela,  as  well as their grandchildren,
Carnelia and Toni, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her  life
and rejoice in her 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 Overseer Dorothy Wright upon the occasion of her  50th  Pastoral
Anniversary,  noting  her  unremitting  and  compassionate faith and her
exemplary service to God, man, and her community, and extending  to  her
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 Overseer Dorothy Wright.


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