Tennessee Baptists in White Plains

If you happened to be walking through White Plains over the holiday weekend and saw people handing out religious tracts, they may have been from Cleveland, Tenn.

A group from the other Cleveland has spent the past few days in and around White Plains, helping to promote “Christ the King Church,”:http://www.christthekingchurch.info/ a new congregation that was started last fall by two Southern Baptist ministers.

Christ the King is holding 10 a.m. Sunday worship services at the YWCA (515 North St.) and is trying to reach unchurched Westchesterites who might be interested in a Bible-based evangelical group.

I spoke today with the Rev. Shane Pierce, one of the pastors of the church, who told me that friends from back home are stepping up to help spread the word in White Plains.

They passed out a card that says:

Are you searching for answers regarding…

Anger? Work? Relationships? Marriage? Anxiety? Guilt? Purpose? Heaven? Addictions? Fear? Loneliness? Parenting? Stress? Finances?

and most of all…Are you seeking answers about God?

Let your search continue at…

Christ the King Church

Pierce told me that another group, this one from Indiana, will be taking to the streets in White Plains in July.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.