Norton Avenue First Baptist Church in Bristol Town to build affordable housing

A little prayer culminated – together with a strong resolve to fulfill its mission of expanding its presence to a new affordable housing complex – giving the leadership of Bristol’s Norton Avenue First Baptist Church the ability to expand.


The Bristol Township District Hearing Council voted unanimously last week to allow the 60-year-old church to expand its presence with a 51-unit, senior-centric housing complex. The decision comes after the council rejected a similar request from the church in March last year.

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Reverend James Evans III, in his 30th year of leading congregants at 1230 Norton Street, said the needs of his flock and community outweighed any thoughts of abandoning the project.

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