[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E197-E198]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




IN RECOGNITION OF THE 25TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY OF REV. DR. KENNETH L. 
                             SAUNDERS, SR.

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                        HON. FRANK PALLONE, JR.

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Rev. Dr. 
Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr. on his 25th Pastoral Anniversary. As the 
pastor of North Stelton A.M.E. Church, Rev. Saunders continues to 
provide outstanding spiritual leadership to the Piscataway community.
  Rev. Saunders was ordained Itinerant Elder of the A.M.E. Church in 
1977 and became pastor of Bright's Temple A.M.E. Church in Warwick, 
Bermuda. Immediately prior to his service as pastor of North Stelton 
A.M.E. Church, Rev. Saunders served at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Madison, 
New Jersey. During the 11 years at Bethel A.M.E., Rev. Saunders oversaw 
the growth of the church from 7 congregants to 375.
  In addition to his service to North Stelton A.M.E. Church, Rev. 
Saunders is an active member of his community. He has served as a 
member of the New Jersey State Parole Board, a Councilman-at-Large and 
Police Chaplain in Piscataway and has been recognized for his many 
contributions to the community.
  Rev. Saunders was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and worshipped at 
Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church as a child. He was honorably discharged from 
the United States Army, which he joined after high school. He also 
worked for the United States Postal Service and enrolled in the Newark 
College of Engineering before entering the ministry. Rev. Saunders has 
been married to Sis. Shirley Harris for over 35 years and together they 
have a son, Kenneth, Jr.
  Mr. Speaker, once again, please join me in celebrating the 25th 
Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr. His 
leadership, service and dedication to the church and community are 
truly deserving of this body's recognition.

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