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The history of Heard would not be complete without the names of Mr. Sinclair Fields, Mrs. Flossie Wactor Ruffin and Mr. James A. Jenkins, former Sunday School Superintendents; Mrs. Georgianna Parker, Treasurer for many years; Mrs. Wilhelmina Martin, Secretary of the Trustee Board for many years; Mrs. Belle Lester, first elected Church Clerk; and Mrs. Marie H. Wilmore, Clerk from 1947 until 1980.

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Rev. Bruce D. Points Sr., M.Div.

 Reverend Bruce David Points, Sr., M.Div., is a native of Cinnaminson, NJ, and is the husband of 45 years to a wonderful woman of faith, First Lady Cassandra Points. Pastor and First Lady Points are the parents of Bruce Points, Jr. of Washington, DC; and Mary Riley of Philadelphia, PA; and grandparents of Darien & Destiny Branche, and Haviland & Sophia Points. His calling to Ministerial Life is realized in Ezekiel 22:30 “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”

Pastor Points initially served in ministry in the Beulah Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of Philadelphia. Later, after years of teaching youth and adults in Bethel AME Church in Pennsauken, NJ, he was ordained and appointed by Bishop Philip Robert Cousin in 1995; and has served the AME Church in Mays Landing, NJ; Mount Holly, NJ; Slaughter Neck, DE; Frederica, DE; Carlisle, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and now he is the "Permanent Pastor" of HEARD AME Church in Roselle, NJ.

 Pastor Points has served the AME Church in many elected positions in the New Jersey and Delaware Annual Conferences; 1st District Marshall and Bishop’s Assistant; Conference Trustee and Instructor for the Western New York and Philadelphia Annual Conference Ministerial Institutes.

While serving in Pastoral Ministry, Pastor Points has been employed in the field of Developmental Disabilities; as a Teacher of Autistic Youth; as a Program Manager, training and employing Adults with Developmental Disabilities; as a Case Manager and Behavior Management Instructor for the State of Delaware Workforce, serving families of Adults with Developmental Disabilities. He has been employed as the Staff Training Coordinator for BETHANNA Human Services and CARSON VALLEY CHILDREN’S AID; and currently serves as elected Secretary of the BETHANNA Community Advisory Board for Central, South and Southwest Philadelphia, and Secretary of the BETHANNA Inc. Board of Directors.

In addition to the publicly held positions, Pastor Points most recently served as the: Secretary of the South District Commission on Ministerial Education; Instructor in the Ministerial Institute if the Philadelphia Annual Conference; Parliamentarian on the Executive Board of the AME Ministerial Alliance of Philadelphia and Vicinity; and Alternate Delegate to the 51st Session of the AME General Conference.

Pastor Points is a Lifelong Learner: doing undergraduate work in Human Services, at DTCC & Geneva College/Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia and earning his Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. 

Pastor Points is a Pastor/Teacher: who walks in the Favor of God and teaches the Life Application of Scripture. The goal is to honor every person made in the image of God and  Tell Everybody, that they Are Somebody, in Jesus. “If we help each Christian to be better, the Church becomes stronger, the world becomes safer and the Kingdom becomes Greater.”

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