New center dedicated
1/4/2019, 6 a.m.
Above, Yvette Glasgow Keesee of Greenwood Village, Colo., and the Rev. William E. Jackson Sr., pastor-elect of Fourth Baptist Church, cut the ribbon opening the church’s Mary and John T. Glasgow Youth and Christian Development Center in Church Hill. The ceremony, held on Dec. 23, dedicated the newly renovated, two-story building located at 2823 Q St., adjacent to the church. The church acquired the building in 1996, with the yearlong renovation undertaken in the fall of 2017 thanks to a generous donation from the estate of Annie Glasgow Johnson, a church member who died in November 1995 and had asked that a new center be named for her parents. The center will be used for programs and activities for youths and seniors. The donation also funded the purchase of a new van for the church’s transportation ministry. Ms. Keesee, a niece of Mrs. Johnson and administrator of her estate, was among several family members who attended the ceremony, including many of whom are members of the church.