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Interim Pastor Kevin D. Jones, Second Baptist Church of Frankford

Frankford Residents Welcome Interim Pastor Kevin D. Jones, Second Baptist Church of Frankford

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, Pastor Jones will officially lead the congregation as Interim Pastor of Second Baptist Church of Frankford!

Second Baptist is where he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized under the pastorate of the late Reverend Dr. George N. Kenner. He also served under the Pastorate of Reverend Dr. Daryl R. Bradsbery, former pastor of Second Baptist church.

Pastor Jones credits many people who have prayed for him and also helped him along his Christian journey and taught him the value of serving the Lord. He has been instrumental and very active in several ministries such as Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, male chorus, Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School, member of the Trustee board, and Chairman of the Deacon board.

He received his education in the Philadelphia Public School system, and went on to seek his post education at California State College of PA. After 37 years with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Pastor Jones’s faith journey led him under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the support of many mentors, teachers, family, and friends to preach the gospel. He was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel on January 7, 2018 and Ordained as Pastor in September of 2019.

He is married to his lovely wife Robin for 34 years, and from their union have two beautiful children, daughter Morgan and son Jordan. In addition, cherishing two lovely grandchildren, Londyn and Logan.

Pastor Jones continues to serve the Lord in every capacity and continues to be a humble servant of the Lord. His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6:

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths.”

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Stop the Violence Prayer Rally

You are invited to come out and show your concern.

St. Mark’s Church will be hosting a community engagement event on Martin Luther King day from 1-3 pm on the 4700 block of Griscom at Arrott Street.

There will be a separate prayer service to follow on Hawthorne Street (where the recent fatal barricade situation transpired) at 4 pm led by Pastor Richard Smith from Faith Assembly of God.

Many community groups have confirmed their attendance. The aim is to bring the community together and have the various organization engage with the community and share a little bit about what each of us does with a goal of fostering a sense of community, discussing available resources, and addressing violence, especially gun violence, in the community. The 15th District PDAC and another group will be providing refreshments.


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St. James Lutheran Church Last Service

Story by Sephanie Cook

Due to funding shortfalls and decreased attendance, St. James’ last service will be on Sunday April 28, 2019.

The good news, however, is that we will be opening a non-denominational Christian church in it’s place.   We will be at the same location.

Relevance Community Church

5185 Castor Ave.
Sunday Contemporary Service 10 am
Youth Ministry (1st-12th grade)
Fridays, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Addictions Meeting
 Tuesdays, 7-8 pm
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Coming in Frankford October 7 to 13

Historical Society of Frankford – Tue, October 10, 7:30pm, 1507 Orthodox Street –  THE NATURAL WORLD UNDER GLASS -John Whitenight, – John is a retired art teacher and an avid collector, author, and lecturer on Victorian Glass Domes which were a prominent fixture in the parlors of many 19th Century homes. Within the domes were arrangements of dried flowers and wax fruit, as well as constructions from nature which included taxidermied birds, wildlife, and even deceased pets. The Historical Society’s collection of Victorian Parlor Domes from homes in Frankford will be displayed.

Free Nature Walk – Wed, October 11, 9:30 am, I St and Ramona Avenue – Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for this FREE nature walk. This month’s theme: “The materials of life used again and again” RSVP: Contact Doryán at

Ground Breaking of Frankford Pause Park- Wed, October 11, 3:30 pm, 4667 Paul Street -The much anticipated park next to the State Rep and Frankford CDC office is becoming a reality.

Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, October 12, 7 pm, 4667 Paul Street – 5127 Duffield Street – Develop lot into Veterans housing, 4535 Tackawanna Street – Legalization of a five dwelling unit, 4410-16 Frankford Avenue – To be used as a Hall/ Entertain Events with food service

Taizé Prayer Evening – Fri, October 13, 7 pm, St Joachim’s Church, 1527 Church Street -Worship with us each Friday in October: 6, 13, 20 & 27 Taizé evenings consist of simple reflective songs in multiple languages to lead the community into prayer and praise. Fellowship will follow.

Adorar con nosotros cada Viernes en Octubre: 6, 13, 20 & 27 Noches de Taizé consiste en sencillo, pensativo canciones en multiples idiomas para guiar la comunidad hacia oración y alabanza. Compañerismo seguirá. Parking is available in the St. Joachim Church parking lot on Griscom Street, just around the corner from the church.