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In 1895, a small group of dedicated Christians within South Orange, New Jersey, formed a prayer group that, shortly after, became known as the “Little Prayer Band.” Increasing in size, by 1898 the Prayer Band formally organized itself and founded the “First Baptist Church of South Orange.” This church still stands today on the corner of Valley and 2nd Street and has become a vibrant community of believers that are impacting the world by Pointing the Way to Jesus!
Rev. Dr. Terry L. Richardson was appointed Pastor of First Baptist Church of South Orange 25 years ago! Under his leadership along with his lovely wife, First Lady NaDeen Richardson, the church’s development and growth continued. Pastor Terry's heart’s desire has been to glorify God and honor Him through impactful preaching and teaching. He continues to make a difference in the lives of others in global initiatives, community outreach programs, spiritual discipleship classes, and a focused conviction that many would come to experience Christ through personal spiritual transformation.
What an honor to be a part of a historical and impactful ministry! This year we are excited to announce we will be celebrating Pastor Terry and First Lady NaDeen for 25 years of dedicated, heartfelt service to this ministry. We invite you to celebrate with us!