Recently, Bishop Winfred J. Pippen, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Deer Park who passed away last October at 76-years-old, was honored with a section of Washington Avenue in Deer Park dedicated to him and his work in the community.
Local officials gathered with members of the Pippen family, representatives from the Deer Park Fire Department and dozens of other guests for a ceremony to rename a section of Washington Avenue between Sammis Avenue and Tell Avenue, “Bishop Winfred J. Pippen Memorial Way,” where First Baptist Church of Deer Park is located.
Prior to joining the First Baptist Church of Deer Park, Bishop Pippen was an ordained minister of the Greater Second Baptist Church of Freeport. He was also founder and president of the All Christian Bible College (ACBC) and the First Baptist Bible Institute (FBBI). Over 80% of the 82 preachers that have been licensed by the First Baptist Church of Deer Park were licensed by Pippen. Additionally, he was a lifelong member of a local chapter of the NAACP.
Photo: Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer (fifth from left), Councilman DuWayne Gregory (seventh from left), TJ Hatter of the New York State Attorney General’s office (ninth from left), Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (twelfth from left), are joined by members of the Pippen family, representatives from the Deer Park Fire Department and other ceremony attendees below the sign that dedicates Washington Avenue in Deer Park as “Bishop Winfred J. Pippen Memorial Way.”