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Congressman David Price Pays Tribute to Reverend Dr. W.B. Lewis Following His Passing Over the Weekend

September 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington - Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Reverend Dr. W.B. Lewis, former Pastor at the First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

"This week, the city of Raleigh and State of North Carolina lost a great spiritual and community leader in Reverend Dr. W.B. Lewis. For more than half a century, Dr. Lewis served as the distinguished pastor of the First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church in Raleigh, leading his congregation and putting his faith to work in the service of his congregants, neighbors, and community members. Over many years working alongside Dr. Lewis and his congregation on housing, social justice, and other shared priorities, I have come to count him as a mentor and a friend. Last month, upon announcement of his retirement, I spoke on the floor of House of Representatives to honor his legacy as a pillar in the Raleigh community. I know I join countless North Carolinians who will deeply miss his benevolent spirit and indispensable capacity for fellowship, and Lisa and I express our deepest condolences to his family and to the First Cosmopolitan Baptist community during this time."