Bed-Stuy street renamed for beloved pastor

A street in Bedford-Stuyvesant was renamed Saturday for Dr. Jerry Burns, the late pastor who served the community from the Open Door Church for 36 years. A stretch of Greene Avenue will now be known

News 12 Staff

Nov 29, 2015, 4:30 AM

Updated 3,067 days ago

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Bed-Stuy street renamed for beloved pastor
A street in Bedford-Stuyvesant was renamed Saturday for Dr. Jerry Burns, the late pastor who served the community from the Open Door Church for 36 years.
A stretch of Greene Avenue will now be known as Reverend Dr. Jerry Burns Way.
The street name unveiling was the culmination of a jam-packed morning program celebrating the pastor's life and success.
"He let [the community] know that even though you're down, you still can get back up again," his son-in-law told News 12 Brooklyn.
Those that knew the pastor called the street renaming appropriate, saying that it's a proper and lasting memorial.
 


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