First Baptist of Lincoln Gardens Honors New Pastor
First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG) in Somerset, NJ installed Rev. Danté R. Quick Ph.D. as the fourth senior pastor during a five-day celebration, June 8-12. At the formal ceremony concluding the festivities, Senior Pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Atlanta and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Morehouse College Rev. Aaron L. Parker Ph.D. preached. Grammy award-winning gospel artist Kurt Carr provided musical selections. Other program highlights included a revival by Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart, pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis and president of the Lott Carey Foreign Missions Society; and an evening of music, artistic interpretation, and fellowship featuring the Baylor Project, Sounds of A&R, and hip hop violinist Bri Blvck.
Rev. Quick’s practical preaching style boldly addresses what some may perceive as “taboo” topics in a traditional Baptist church. His sermons acknowledge that Christians are not immune to everyday challenges like coping with mental illness, living life after divorce, grappling with issues surrounding sexuality, and more. Rev. Quick explains, “Far too often we act like we are holy. I don’t come to church because I am holy…I come to church because I have done wrong and I need God to make me right. I don’t come here because I am perfect. I am a wretch undone; but God’s grace and mercy do follow me.”