The 33rd Annual PBA Mission Banquet was held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at The Drexelbrook Catering & Special Events Center in Drexel Hill, PA.  The banquet theme was “Welcome the Stranger: The Church’s Response at the Southern Border”

This year we recognized and said thank you to persons who provide outstanding support for the work of church administration; Trustees, church administration staff persons, associate ministers, assistants to the pastor, assistant ministers (full time staff positions), treasurers, facilities management staff or project managers, etc.

Special recognition was given to Ms. Janet Reedy for 30 years of dedicated administrative support to the PBA and the PBA mission banquet.

We enjoyed music from the Central Baptist Church of Wayne worship band.

The Reverend Ray Schellinger, Global Consultant for Immigrants and Refugees, ABCUSA International Ministries was the speaker for the event. He spoke on the situation at the southern border with timely examples of the realities refugees face in trying to come to this country and the church’s response.  He related the struggles of one particular refugee family he became acquainted with and told of their journey through Central America and Mexico in an attempt to flee violence and their desire to come to the US to better their lives.