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Early 2000s - 2023

8th Pastor – Rev. Anthony E. Owens – 5 year tenure


On July 19, 2014, Rev. Anthony E. Owens was elected the 8th Pastor and installed on March 8, 2015. During Rev. Owen’s tenure, Liberty established its social media presence; built its website,; reenacted the Grand March from Lincoln Park; enhanced its audio/visual capability; and organized a Praise Team. The Christian Education department was rejuvenated with new Sunday school teachers, and men and women experienced a retreat. Evangelism and community engagement was regenerated via a blood drives, a Race Relations Forum, a Breast Cancer Awareness Discussion, and the adoption of Payne Elementary School. In November 2019, the Liberty celebrated its sesquicentennial (150th) Church Anniversary and Rev. Owens’ 5th Pastoral Anniversary. Due to illness, Rev. Owens resigned on March 5, 2020.


Interim Pastor – Rev. James T. Williams – 3 years tenure


Rev. Williams was appointed as the Interim Pastor on April 25, 2020 and served faithfully a little over three years. During this time Liberty pivoted to a virtual environment for Worship Service and Christian Education due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Also, improvements were made to its properties including the roof of one of its houses and the parking lot. 

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