July 30, 2009
St. Andrewes African Methodist Episcopal Church, 521 W. Earle Ave., Youngstown, will mark its 140th anniversary during a three-day observance next weekend. Celebrants at the oldest church of black American heritage in Mahoning County are, from left seated, Stanley W. Payne, trustee, and the Rev. Dr. Steven A. Jackson, pastor. Back left, Tuana Bennett-Vinson, anniversary chairwoman; Louise F. Payne, anniversary committee; Annie Brown, trustee; Judy Tarver, steward; and Steffon W. Jones, historian.