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Baker Mayor Praises Rose Hill Church's Move as Catalyst for Unity and Growth

Mayors Waites and Broome, joined by Pastor Danny Donaldson Sr. and family, cut the ribbon at Rose Hill Church.
Mayors Waites and Broome, joined by Pastor Danny Donaldson Sr. and family, cut the ribbon at Rose Hill Church.

Mayor Waites addresses attendees alongside Mayor Sharon Weston Broome at the opening of Rose Hill Church in Baker, Louisiana.
Mayor Waites addresses attendees alongside Mayor Sharon Weston Broome at the opening of Rose Hill Church in Baker, Louisiana.

Baker, Louisiana - Mayor Darnell Waites of Baker applauded Rose Hill Church's relocation to the city as a significant step towards bolstering community cohesion and progress. "The decision by Rose Hill Church to make Baker its new home is a testament to our city's commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive environment," Mayor Waites remarked, emphasizing the church's role in enhancing diversity and fueling local growth.


The momentous occasion unfolded on Sunday, March 31st, drawing a crowd of dignitaries and residents alike. The festivities commenced with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at 7:30 a.m., followed by a solemn church service at 8 a.m., attended by esteemed guests including Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and several Baker council members.


Seated from left to right: Councilmember Rochelle Dunn, Baker Chamber of Commerce President Michel Woods, Mayor Waites, Councilmember Robert Young, City Attorney Kenneth Fabre’, & Councilmember Dr. Charles Vincent
Seated from left to right: Councilmember Rochelle Dunn, Baker Chamber of Commerce President Michel Woods, Mayor Waites, Councilmember Robert Young, City Attorney Kenneth Fabre’, & Councilmember Dr. Charles Vincent

Pastor Danny Donaldson, representing Rose Hill Church, expressed his anticipation of the move and its potential to ignite positive change in both the congregation and the wider community. "Our relocation signifies a deep commitment to serving the people of Baker," Pastor Donaldson asserted. "We eagerly embrace the opportunity to contribute to the city's growth and unity."


The groundbreaking ceremony served as a symbolic gesture of renewal and progress, with Mayor Waites expressing confidence in Rose Hill Church's ability to enrich Baker's social fabric. "As construction unfolds, we anticipate the church's positive impact on our community," Mayor Waites affirmed, highlighting the ongoing commitment to a prosperous future for all residents.


The city of Baker extends a warm welcome to Rose Hill Church, heralding the dawn of a new era marked by unity, growth, and shared prosperity.

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