Saturday, October 17

Obituary : Rev. Kelmo C. Porter, Jr., Beloved Pastor of St. John’s Baptist Church, Dies at Age 85

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains/Fanwood is mourning the passing of Dr. Kelmo C. Porter, Jr., pastor of St. John’s Baptist Church, who died late Friday at age 85.
The eldest son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Kelmo C. Porter, Sr., was born and raised in Jersey City, where he attended public school. He earned his B.S. degree in religion and Christian education from New York University, where he also earned his M.A. degree in religion and anthropology. He later received his Doctor of Divinity degree from the Trinity Hall College and Seminary in Springfield, Illinois.
Rev. Porter served as the pastor of the Trinity Temple Church of God In Christ, in Montclair, from early 1954 to 1963. From late 1963 through 1964 he served as the Pastor of the First Church of God in Christ in Newark, where he also was the executive director of the Newark Senior citizens commission’s “Golden Age Project” for nearly a quarter century.

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