Cobble Hill Health Center hosts Rock of Aging Gala
Cobble Hill Health Center will honor Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, pastor emeritus of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual Rock of Aging Gala on Thursday, Nov. 17 at The Liberty Warehouse.
The health care facility, located at 380 Henry St., is celebrating 40 years of providing care to the frail, elderly and disabled in Brooklyn. The gala raises much-needed funds for Cobble Hill’s Life Enrichment Program.
Rev. Dr. Smith is beloved and well known for his civil rights activism and for creating multi-racial churches in Buffalo, St. Louis, Atlanta and Brooklyn. He has been active in the civil rights movement since the 1950s and led a small group of St. Louis Presbyterian ministers to participate in the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Rev. Dr. Smith has been an administrator, faculty member and trustee at Washington University in St. Louis and Morehouse College in Atlanta. He has served as a mediator and multicultural consultant to corporations and the government and has been an active member in organizations like the Urban League.