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Scholarship

2022 Scholarship Awards

Applications for the 2022 Scholarship Awards are now being accepted. Applications must be filled out by the applicated and accompanied with answers to questions #7, 8, & 9. The deadline for submitting is June 12th. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Christopher Fiore. Scholarship Application

Philip N. Gumbs

Philip N. Gumbs

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week The material here is compiled mainly from Centraljersey.com news articles and a few other sources noted in the references [1-6]. Philip N. Gumbs grew up in Cliffwood, New Jersey. After graduation from high school, he joined the US Army Air Corps during World War II.…

Thomas Mundy Peterson

Thomas Mundy Peterson

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week The material here is compiled mainly from Mycentraljersey.com and a few other sources noted in the references [1-6]. Do you know that March 31 each year is Thomas Mundy Peterson Day in New Jersey? The State Legislature passed a resolution on April 3, 1998, and…

John Gloucester

Reverend John Gloucester

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week The material here is compiled mainly from BlackPast.org, Wikipedia and a few other sources noted in the references [1-6]. Gloucester was born as a slave with a given name Jack in Tennessee. He was a young believer gifted with the ability to evangelize and convert…

Charles Frost Organ

Charles D. Frost

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week In our church’s modern history, Charles Frost is thought to be our first African American Organist and Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan from 1973 to1976 when he was in Graduate School at Westminster Choir College in Princeton (now part of…

Charles L.T. Dryden

Charles L.T. Dryden

Celebrating Black History Month Profile of the Week Our old church records (membership registry, session minutes, or annual reports) do not typically indicate any race of our members, so it is quite difficult to identify African Americans in our church community. Nevertheless, after talking to a few knowledgeable members, we believe that Charles L.T. Dryden…