PROCLAMATION from Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman
WHEREAS, Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Nins has dedicated 20 years of faithful service as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Greenwich. During this time Rev. Nins earned the Doctorate of Ministry Degree at the New York Theological Seminary; and
WHEREAS, He is the past-president of both Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy. He also served as Communications Director for the Council of Churches and Synagogues in Lower Fairfield, as Moderator for the Judah Baptist Association and Director of Social Justice for the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. Rev. Nins currently serves on several boards and is the first African American to sit on the Executive Board of the Greenwich Boy Scout Council; and
WHEREAS, Rev. Nins is the Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Brunswick School; Chaplain for the Greenwich Police Department and is a regular analyst on WRNN's "Richard French Live" television show. Rev. Nins was the former mentor/advisor to the Step Program at Greenwich High School, and former Social Action Chair for Delta Nu chapter of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, Rev. Nins has distinguished himself as a dynamic teacher and workshop facilitator. He has provided training for the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. Rev. Nins completed training at the FBI Citizens Academy, the Greenwich Citizens Police Academy and FEMA CERT training, he is also a member of the Community Emergency Response Team; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Nins is the recipient of the Stamford NAACP Religious Leader Award and the Port Chester, NY Ministerial Alliance's Community Leader Award; and
WHEREAS, The congregation of First Baptist Church, Greenwich offers its sincerest thanks for his years of dedication and service, his vision for the church and community and for continuing to lead with Honor.
NOW, THEREFORE, l, PETER J. TESEI, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, do
hereby proclaim Saturday, November 16, 2019 as
Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Nins DAY
in the Town of Greenwich and urge all our citizens to join me in applauding Reverend Nins' dedicated service to the Town and in wishing him many more years of community service.