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Brooklyn, Westlake Churches Engage Communities, Baptize Four

By Pamela Crandall and Barbara Zickuhr
Published 10/4/2011

The Brooklyn and Westlake district churches have been busily engaged in the Lord’s work, and, as a result, were overjoyed to add five people to the district through baptism: Eva and Evi Petrik, Niki Brankov and Pearlin and Martin Charles.

The Brooklyn church has been busy with their new radio show, The Blessed Hope, which airs on WHKW-AM 1220. Each Wednesday evening, 8:30-9 p.m., Pastor Laszlo Hangyas (pictured, right) presents a continued study of the blessed hope in the Gospel of John, while Brooklyn elder Michael Rebich (left) serves as the announcer.

Brooklyn members also started a Discover Bible School, which has a continually growing number of students, and recently operated a booth at the Cuyahoga County Fair. At the fair, members offered visitors Discover Bible School cards and other literature, like copies of Steps to Christ and The Great Controversy. The church didn’t leave out community youth and also hosted its annual Vacation Bible School under the theme “Heaven and Beyond.”

The Westlake church also held a Vacation Bible School, plus hosted about 250 Adventists for their annual Hungarian Bible Conference. Keeping to the event theme, “In My Father’s House,” Pastor Janos Kovacs-Biro, a guest speaker from the Trans-European Division Ministerial Department, focused on heaven. The Westlake church also continues to minister to Hungarian Americans through their media ministries efforts: a radio program on WJCU-FM 88.7 every second Sunday at 3 p.m., and a television program on Scola Cable every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Pastoral couple Laszlo and Marta Hangyas of the Brooklyn and Westlake district flank newly baptized Pearlin Charles and her brother, Martin.Pastoral couple Laszlo and Marta Hangyas of the Brooklyn and Westlake district flank newly baptized Pearlin Charles and her brother, Martin.


William Rodriguez, a Hispanic district pastor, prepares Nikki Brankov for baptism.