Photo: Mayor celebrates Baptist church's 70th anniversary

Monroe Township Mayor Gerald Tamburro joins members of Old Ship of ZIon Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday to celebrate the house of worship's 70th anniversary. The first meeting was held in the home of Deacon Leonard and Deaconess Mary Walker on March 6, 1949. Within a year, land was purchased and the first church building erected. In 1956, under the leadership of Pastor Faison, the church was relocated to the land on which it currently stands.