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Story Matters: Lynda McDonald remembers Rev. Williams' tenure at New Hope Baptist

Lynda McDonald recalls Rev. Williams’ time at New Hope Baptist and his involvement with the mustache controversy at South High School.
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New Hope Baptist Church

New Hope Baptist's first service was held at 321 Grandville in August of 1934. Construction was completed on a new church home at 25 Finney Avenue and the church moved on December 5, 1937. On April 19, 1964, the church moved to 882 Caulfield and on June 19, 1983, New Hope was blessed with a new expansive location that is currently at 130 Delaware, SW. The church has grown from approximately 25 members in 1934 to over 800 active members in 200

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall to collect the stories of the voices we don't always hear in mainstream media. This story was captured at Grand Rapids Public Library on October 12.

Lynda McDonald recalls Rev. Williams’ time at New Hope Baptist and his involvement with the mustache controversy at South High School.

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