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File #: 18-7031    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/13/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE REVEREND STEPHEN E. RICHARDSON ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, the Reverend Stephen E. Richardson is the Senior Pastor of Jordan Temple Baptist Church in Hillside, and WHEREAS, before entering the ministry, Pastor Richardson held several positions in the private financial sector, and WHEREAS, Pastor Richardson was the initial Property Manager for the center of the Chicago Public Library System, named after Mayor Harold Washington, and WHEREAS, Pastor Richardson and his beloved wife, Cynthia, created their own business that provided maintenance services to Downtown buildings and O'Hare Airport in addition to another business that built residential and commercial buildings across Cook County, and WHEREAS, in 1993, Pastor Richardson succeeded his father in law, the Reverend Willie F. Jordan, Sr., in the Pastorate of Jordan Temple, and WHEREAS, beginning in 1996 Pastor Richardson and his wife closed a portion of their businesses to b...
Sponsors: RICHARD R. BOYKIN, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

HONORING THE REVEREND STEPHEN E. RICHARDSON ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

 

WHEREAS, the Reverend Stephen E. Richardson is the Senior Pastor of Jordan Temple Baptist Church in Hillside, and

 

WHEREAS, before entering the ministry, Pastor Richardson held several positions in the private financial sector, and

 

WHEREAS, Pastor Richardson was the initial Property Manager for the center of the Chicago Public Library System, named after Mayor Harold Washington, and

 

WHEREAS, Pastor Richardson and his beloved wife, Cynthia, created their own business that provided maintenance services to Downtown buildings and O’Hare Airport in addition to another business that built residential and commercial buildings across Cook County, and

 

WHEREAS, in 1993, Pastor Richardson succeeded his father in law, the Reverend Willie F. Jordan, Sr., in the Pastorate of Jordan Temple, and

 

WHEREAS, beginning in 1996 Pastor Richardson and his wife closed a portion of their businesses to better serve their church community, and

 

WHEREAS, Pastor Richardson was diagnosed in 1996 with a disease that mandated two heart transplants and a kidney transplant, and

 

WHEREAS, since those transplants, the Pastor has become a vocal advocate for organ donation, and

 

WHEREAS, Pastor Richardson’s life exemplifies Psalm 34:19, which says Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all, and

 

WHEREAS, this year marked the 25th anniversary that God has blessed Pastor Richardson with the honor to serve Jordan Temple, and

 

WHEREAS, beyond serving his church community, Pastor Richardson and Lady Richardson have been married 37 years and raised three children.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Board of Commissioners that the Reverend Stephen E. Richardson is honored on the occasion of his 25th anniversary leading Jordan Temple Baptist Church.end