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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Deer Park Street Renamed for Beloved Bishop

Deer Park Street Renamed for Beloved Bishop Winfred J. Pippen

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer and Councilman DuWayne Gregory were on-hand for the renaming of a section of Washington Avenue in Deer Park to “Bishop Winfred J. Pippen Memorial Way.” Bishop Winfred J. Pippen, who passed away in October 2020 at the age of 76, was the proud pastor of the First Baptist Church of Deer Park. Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly and TJ Hatter of New York State Attorney General Letitia James’s office also joined members of the Pippen family, representatives from the Deer Park Fire Department and dozens of guests at the ceremony. 

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.

The section of Washington Avenue that was renamed, between Sammis Avenue and Tell Avenue, is where the First Baptist Church of Deer Park is located. 

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.” 

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