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Church of Love Faith Center and the Henderson Foundation Donate $100k to Roberts Wesleyan University


Henderson Foundation President Randy Henderson, Marion Henderson, Roberts Wesleyan University President Dr. Deana Porter- field, Glenda Youmans, Church of Love Faith Center Senior Pastor Terrance Youmans

The Church of Love Faith Center and The Henderson Foundation have donated $100,000 to Roberts Wesleyan University.


The money is given in dedication of the late Bishop Gregory and Pastor Myra Parris.


The University, in January, celebrated the grand opening of their new building, new Golisano Community Engagement Center that will serve as a student gathering space and will house the Community Institutes at Roberts Wesleyan University.


The welcome center inside that building is named after Bishop and Pastor Parris for their work with the school and students and their decades of faithful service to the greater Rochester community.


Gregory Paris served as senior pastor at Church of Love Faith Center for 35 years until his death in 2016. His wife Myra passed away in 2021.


The Church of Love Faith Center is a non-denominational church located on Exchange Street, Rochester.


“We continue to be blessed to be able to support Christian education and other prominent organizations that share our values. We hope that the new center is a wonderful place and resource for students to gather socially and educationally for years to come,” said Church of Love Faith Center Senior Pastor Terrance Youmans.


Henderson Foundation President, Randy Henderson has attended and served as a deacon at the Church of Love for decades. Through his foundation, Henderson has supported and funded many local initiatives, youth groups, charities and other faith-based programs.


“It is very special to see the mark Bishop Gregory and Pastor Myra Parris left on this community. Congratulations to President Porterfield and Roberts Wesleyan University on their new Community Engagement Center and for their first African American named area at the University,” Henderson said.

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