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Turpin to resign after leading Catskill church for more than 20 years

Aug 22, 2023 12:57 am

Nancy Kern reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the Rev. Richard Turpin is retiring after leading the Second Baptist Church in Catskill since 2000. Nov. 12 will be his last day as pastor. Turpin started with a condemned building, which he eventually got repaired, and then he began breakfast programs and after-school programs for children at the church. During the COVID-19 pandemic Turpin said, “We fed over 5,000 families free food. People would drive by and we’d put food in your car.” Turpin said he’d like to write a book in his retirement. At a recent Catskill Village Board of Trustees meeting, some local residents requested that a street in Catskill be named after Turpin. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.