This was also a historic day for LRBC because Rev. Sanders became the first-ever Pastor Emeritus of the LRBC. As he thanked the congregation for their love and honor, he reminded them that they are missed, but he will continue to keep LRBC in his prayers. The congregation also promised to do the same. The service was also enhanced by a line of children and adults who received the "Right-Hand-Of-Fellowship" as well. A reception in honor of Pastor Emeritus Sanders and all of the new members was held in the Donald Wright Fellowship Hall after the service.