OUR HISTORY - Resurrection Episcopal Church


The Reverend Adolphus Nero, obtained permission from the Reverend Arthur Roberts of Grace Episcopal Church in Corona to celebrate a 6:00 AM Mass on Easter Sunday


This small group of Christians first rented a basement, then a storefront, and later with financial assistance from the Diocese, graduated to a two story building on 32nd Ave near 104th Street in East Elmhurst.


The Reverend Ebenezer Holman, formerly of St. Cyprians, Hampton, Virginia, became Vicar of the Resurrection


Membership at Resurrection increased so rapidly that in the early 1940s a decision was made to acquire a new site. 


Father Hamilton accompanied by Bishop DeWolfe led some 300 members into their new spiritual home at the corner of 101st St and 32nd Ave


Bishop DeWolfe appointed The Reverend Harold Louis Wright, who was a deacon and a recent Seminary graduate. He was ordained later that year as a vicar,.


E. Carlton Nurse was elected as the first warden, and held the post until 1964 when William Watson took up the mantle


Reverend John Graham Murdock, was ordained at Resurrection. In the same year, the fiscal report showed Resurrection had a membership of 783, a school enrollment of 175 pupils, served by a staff of 20 teachers, under the supervision of Ernest Gillespie.


Reverend Harold Louis Wright resigned his post at Resurrection. Shortly thereafter, Father Wright was consecrated the first African-American Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Diocese of New York


The Reverend Canon Kenneth E. McDonald became the second Rector of the Church of the Resurrection


Reverend Dr. Alvin E. Robinson was elected the Third Rector


Reverend Pierre-Andre served as Fourth Rector


The Reverend Canon Leopold C. Baynes and The Reverend Patrick Holdkamp served as interim priests until The Reverent Gilberto A Hinds was appointed in June 2015