A church survives, despite recession

As published in the Brooklyn Downtown Star

Lilly Jackson, a retired Brooklynite and cancer survivor, knows just where to go when she’s feeling hungry or needs spiritual guidance. When her wallet runs dry and her voice echoes in her apartment, she can always catch the B83 and head to St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church (SPCBC) on Hendrix Street.

The Reverend David Brawley is more than willing to take Jackson and others out for a meal and chat about their issues.

Many Brooklyn churches have been forced to cut back services in the past two years. SPCBC, in contrast, has increased services for its 4,000-member congregation, one of the largest in East New York.

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