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Rev. Reginald Williams Anniversary Photos: Bruce Moore

L–R: Lady Patricia Arrington, Lady Sandra E. Williams, Lady Lorraine Horne, and Lady Sara Morrison

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ozens of clergy leaders, friends, family and members of the mighty Charity Baptist Church in the Bronx came out celebrate the 25th pastoral anniversary of a beloved spiritual leader, Rev. Reginald Williams. In 1984, Pastor Williams entered the Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc. (ARC) as a client seeking help to overcome his drug addiction. While attending a local revival, Evangelist Peggy Ferguson, of the White Rock Baptist Church, publicly prophesied to him and Mr. James Allen, executive director of ARC, that “God has put you two together, to work together and to help each other. Pastor Williams was subsequently hired by Mr. Allen as executive assistant. During the past 30 years Rev. Williams was promoted to program director and director of operations and given increased responsibilities

L–R: Rev. Reginald Williams, Rev. Dr. Anthony Lowe, and Rev. Dr. Carl Washington

including: policy development, contract negotiations, legislative and service advocacy, oversight of the delivery of clinical services and sponsor/developer of all capital projects (6 new constructions and 4 completely renovated buildings.) Pastor Williams is now president and CEO of ARC and chairman of the ARC Foundation. Today, ARC is the oldest, one of the largest and most successful, intensive residential drug-free treatment programs in NY state. In his combined capacity as pastor and chairman, Rev. Williams has developed over 900 units of housing for low-income individuals and families in Harlem and the Bronx. A Harlem resident, Rev. Williams is married to his college sweetheart, First Lady Deacon Sandra Canady Williams and is a devoted father of three children, Naomi Nicole, Tabitha Christine and Jonathan David. —AAC

Standing, L–R: Rev. Hiram Ratliff, Rev. Torrence Robinson, Rev. James Morrison, Rev. Dr. Willie Hairston, Rev. Dr. Lee A. Arrington, Rev. Dr. Carl Washington, Rev. Franklin Chandler, Rev. Tyrone Williams, Rev. Dr. Sean Gardner, Rev. Sterling Hawkins, Rev. Kermit Williams Seated, L-R: Rev. Dr. Anthony Lowe, Rev. Gloria Wynn, Rev. Gary Carswell, Rev. Issac B. Graham, Rev. Reginald Williams, Lady Sandra E. Williams, Rev. Dr. Renee Washington-Gardner, Rev. Dr. Johnnie McCann, Rev. Jerome Washington, Rev. Dr. Eugene Rogers, Sr.

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