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family life center

mortgage burning

august 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018 is a date that is now part of the Springfield Memorial Baptist Church's history book.  This was the Sunday that the Burning of the Mortgage of the Family Life Center was celebrated.

Rev. Dr. Armstrong, Brothers Carlyle Friday, Junior McDowell led the program.  Other program participants included Brother Lionel Sanders, Brother James Wright, Pastors Parker, Rev. Terry Barnwell and Sisters Shirley Friday and Jane Patrick.

The SMBC Family Life Center was originally set on a 30 year contract.  However, due to members being educated by Brother Carlyle Friday and new ideas coming from the Men's and Women's Ministry to accelerate funds towards the mortgage, SMBC was able to pay the mortgage in full in late June 2018.  The mortgage was paid in full within 11 years as opposed to 30.

Through the Grace of God and the committment and leadership of Rev. Dr. Armstrong, Brother Carlyle Friday, the late Brother Arthur Williams, Deacons, Trustees and members, Springfield Memorial Baptist Church is debt free.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


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