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Rev. Howard Bryant &
Rev. Doris Glaspy Leadership Award

For those who have demonstrated outstanding

leadership in their community and beyond.


Rev. Howard Bryant Sr.
First Black Pastor of
oseville Presbyterian Church (1973-1976)

Installed in 1973 as the first Black minister at Roseville, Rev. Bryant has served as a pastor for many congregations in California, New Jersey & New York, for over 65 years. He's served on many committees, including The Roseville Coalition (Now New Community Corp.), United Hospitals Board of Directors, SCLC, East Oakland Development Corporation, NAACP, PCUSA Board of Pensions and Inner City Unified Ministries, to name a few. He has worked tirelessly for the betterment and advancement of African Americans and all people, in the Presbytery and beyond.

Rev. Doris Glaspy
Pastor Emeritus, First Woman Pastor of
ville Presbyterian Church (1997 - 2015)

Installed in 1997 as Roseville’s first female pastor and serving for over 18 years, She has been an incredible force in the Presbyterian Church, breaking barriers and uplifting people throughout the Black Presbyterian movement for 30 years. Her spirit and dedication are unrivaled, and she continues to serve throughout the Presbytery of Northeast NJ. 

Roseville Trailblazer Award

Vivian Cox - Fraser 
Executive Director, Urban League of Essex County

Vivian Cox Fraser is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Essex County (ULEC), one of the oldest and largest affiliates of the National Urban League.  A distinguished corporate and civic leader, she has led the organization through a period of growth and revitalization. As Executive Director, she's worked with many area community groups, including our very own Roseville Outreach Community Corp. (ROCC). 

She's a light in this community, trailblazing a better tomorrow for the enjoyment and benefit of everyone in the Greater Newark area.

For those who have gone above and beyond

nourishing, engaging and embracing

this community.


Alice Blaney - Mary Garrett
Service Award

Honoring the work and ministries of historic members

of Roseville Presbyterian Church who have responded

to Christ’s call in nurturing our congregation & community.


Mary Pearce
Former Secretary, Roseville Presbyterian Church

Having served as our church secretary for many, many years, Ms. Pearce has been a faithful servant to God and the ministries of Roseville Church. Among many things, she has served as an usher, member of the Roseville Presbyterian Women, as an elder and as a deacon, and has been a surrogate mother, grandmother and aunt to many members of this church. As with the ate Alice Blaney and the late Mary Garrett, she's the embodiment of Roseville's mission and an outstanding member of this community. 

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