Monroe’s First Missionary Baptist Church provides $10,000 Scholarship Donation

For the Fourth Consecutive Year, Donation Honors Memory of Mansfield Family

GRAMBLING, La. – October 19, 2020 – First Missionary Baptist Church of Monroe is entering its fourth consecutive year of support for the Grambling University Foundation with a $10,000 donation.

The donations are in memory of Dr. Andrew J. Mansfield and his widow, Mrs. Mae Mansfield, Pastor Tegitra Thomas said. They are earmarked for scholarships.

Dr. Mansfield was pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church for 41 years. He also served as mayor of the city of Grambling.

“First Baptist and particularly the Mansfield family have been strong supporters of Grambling State University for decades,” President Rick Gallot said.  “The fourth year of the scholarship contribution is a great example of the continuation of that investment.   We appreciate Reverend Thomas and the entire First Baptist Family.”

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