Rev. Robert J. Perkins celebrates 50th pastoral anniversary

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Rev. Robert J. Perkins (Emmanuel Baptist Church)

Urban News Staff Reports

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Tinton Falls, NJ is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pastor Robert J. Perkins Feb. 29 at 12 p.m. at Jacques Exclusive Caterer & Reception Center, 500 Palmer Avenue in Middletown, NJ.

Perkins has saved as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church since 1970. During his years as pastor the church developed a youth Ministry, a successful Sunday school and several ministries. The church has been able to purchase several properties, and the church building has been enlarged through two additions. The  first addition was completed in 1987 with additional sanctuary space as well  as several classrooms. The second addition which consisted of a new sanctuary and an  educational wing was completed in September 2003.

Perkins has served as a member of the Permanent Council of the Seacoast Missionary Baptist Association for over 22 years.  Four of those 22 years he served as  Chairman of the Council and is presently serving as the Chairman again. Perkins has also served the Association as Chairman of the Foreign Missions for over 20 years.  He has also served as the President of the Red Bank Westside Ministerial Alliance in Red Bank, NJ for five years. He organized and has served as the coach of  the Red Bank Westside Track and Field club for the last seven years.

Currently serves as Chaplain for the Middletown Police Department, Perkins was on the police department for 28 years retiring as a lieutenant in 1994.

He has been married to his Ellen Cox Perkins for 40 years and have to have two daughters,  Jennifer and Melissa,and one grandson.

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