Pilgrim Celebrates 102nd Anniversart
Pilgrim Celebrates 102nd Anniversart

Pilgrim Celebrates 10 Years.

"Honoring the laborer among us with appreciation for his work."                                                                                                                          1Thessalonians 5:12-13


On Saturday, November 15, 2014 Pilgrim Baptist Church members and friends gathered to celebrate the 10th year anniversary for Pastor, Reverend Dr. Lonnie E. Rector and Lady Virginia Rector. The fellowship took place at Townsend Banquet Hall.  Guest enjoyed great food, fond reflections, and the spoken word delivered by Rev. Dr. Samuel Richardson, Pastor of New Mount Bethel Baptist Church.  


Sunday, November 16, 2014, Pilgrim’s congregation continued showing their love and appreciation to Pastor Rector. Service commenced with Hymn # 51, “Hold to God's Unchanging hand.  Songs of praise, special presentations were just a few of the ways Pilgrim said thank you.  Rev. Dr. C. Dennis Rector, Pastor of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Cowpens, SC provided the emotional and powerful word.  


Some of Dr. Rector's accomplishments during his tenure as Pastor at Pilgrim include:

  • Significant growth in Pilgrim's membership.
  • The creation of several new ministries including: Jr. Outreach, Marriage Enrichment Ministry, YWA ministry for young women, and Traffic Control.
  • 6 Deacons were added to the Diaconate Ministry.
  • 2 new ministers were licensed to preach the gospel.
  • The creation of this website

 Lady Virginia S. Rector loves God, her family and people.  She is a saved woman empowered to be a Christian role model. 

Lady Rector has worked in the church all her life.  At Pilgrim Baptist Church she served as Secretary of the Missionary Ministry, Christian Advisor to the Marriage Enrichment Ministry and currently advisor to the Daughters In Christ Ministry for girls 13-17 years old.

Lady Rector is actively involved throughout Pilgrim and other associations including the Interdenominational Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows of Wilmington and Vicinity.  She is also a member of the Delaware Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows.

Lady Rector is dedicated to the roles in which she is appointed and attempts to give 100 plus percent in service and value.

Photography by: David Yancy
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Pilgrim Baptist Church 

1325 Barksdale RD

Newark, DE 19711


Rev. Dr. Lonnie E. Rector, Pastor






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