The congregation of Mt. Pleasant Community Baptist Church in Harlem gathered at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Sunday November 20, 2022. It was the perfect setting with Black history on display and in their midst. The grand event, the 41st pastoral anniversary of Bishop Charles D. Eatman Sr. and First Lady Lorraine Eatman, marked another historic milestone for Mt. Pleasant, a glorious place of worship, and for its shepherds.
Bishop Eatman’s pastoral service is sure to be chronicled as one filled with inspiration to the ministry and the people of the community. Proclamations from politicians, church members, visiting churches, parents of the student body (MPCAI), family, and friends spoke of the richness and power of God’s great love for the pastor and his sharing of His love with the people of the community. One attendee who knew Bishop Eatman as a young man remarked, “He always had a heart for the community and I’ve known him for over 60 years.”