Resolution J700-2013

Commending The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. upon the occasion of celebrating his Sixth Anniversary as Pastor

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  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr.
upon the occasion of celebrating his  Sixth  Anniversary  as  Pastor  of
Calvary Baptist Church of Red Hook

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 The Reverend
Dr.  John  A.   Credle, Jr.   upon the occasion of celebrating his Sixth
Anniversary as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Red Hook; and
  WHEREAS, As the esteemed  senior  pastor  of  the  historical  Calvary
Baptist  Church  of  Red Hook, The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. is a
third generation preacher in his family; and
  WHEREAS, On Saturday, September 16, 2006, The  Reverend  Dr.  John  A.
Credle,  Jr.  was  called to be the fourth pastor in the sixty-five year
history of the Calvary Baptist Church of Red Hook; in September 2012, he
celebrated his sixth anniversary as the church's Pastor; and
  WHEREAS, The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. began  the  ministry  of
preaching the gospel on Sunday, September 8, 1996, under the tutelage of
Reverend  Dr.  Spurgeon  E.  Crayton,  Senior  Pastor of the Mount Ollie
Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York; and
  WHEREAS, On November 22, 1998, The Eastern Baptist Association of  New
York ordained Reverend Credle to gospel ministry; he had began his first
pastoral assignment in February of 1997; in June 1999, the True Deliver-
ance  Church  he  founded  as  a mission was officially established as a
church; and
  WHEREAS, Prior to his full time engagement in the ministry, The Rever-
end Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. was employed by the New York City Department
of Education and by the Federal Aviation Administration; and
  WHEREAS, The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. attended Fisk University
in Nashville, Tennessee; he graduated with a Bachelor of Science  degree
in Law and Paralegal Studies from the City University of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Currently, The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. is in gradu-
ate school at the Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University in  New
York  City,  where  he is a Master of Divinity Candidate for the year of
2013; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. intends  to
obtain  his Doctorate of Ministry degree; he has also completed clinical
pastoral education at the Jewish  Theological  Seminary  and  holds  two
certificates of completion from accredited Bible schools; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. grew up in the Browns-
ville section of Brooklyn, New York; he  is  married  to  Cheron  Diedra
Credle; together they are the proud and loving parents of four children,
Joshua Prince, Jordan Grace, Victory Johanna and Zoe Sonia; 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 The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr. upon the occasion of  cele-
brating his Sixth Anniversary as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Red
Hook; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Reverend Dr. John A. Credle, Jr.

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