Sunday, May 15, 2011
Praises of Zion
The Rev. Dr. LeRoy Bailey, Jr., is celebrating his 40th year leading the congregation. When Dr. Bailey became pastor in 1970, the congregation's membership was 60. Today the congregation numbers about 11,000 and is New England's largest Baptist congregation. The congregation moved into its current 120,000 square foot edifice in Bloomfield in 1999. I haven't yet taken a picture of the cathedral that I like, but I will keep trying.
First Cathedral has a wonderful music program. Praises of Zion is the church's award-winning gospel choir. I recently visited the church while the choir was rehearsing for a concert later that evening.