BEACON - On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, a Lenten Service was hosted by Pastor Frederick Mills at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Beacon, NY. The Duchess County African American Clergy Association President Reverend Jesse V. Bottoms, Vice President Elder Daniel Dandridge and many clergy were in attendance.
Bishop Debra E. Gause, Pastor of Holy Light Pentecostal Church in Poughkeepsie, NY delivered a dynamic and inspiring message Scripture Genesis 12:1-7. Her choir also sang selections of great inspiration.
The church sanctuary was packed, requiring folding chairs to be added along the isles to accommodate the many guests. Bishop Gause spoke on "Promises" - how God keeps His and how man compromises and evades his own. She expressed her word well and the congregation absorbed the message with great response.