The Binghamton Press publishes a sizable article on the growth of the Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church twelve years prior. At that meeting on January 29, 1907, at 47 Park Street, Stephen was elected president of the board and J.W. Meeker, secretary and treasurer. (Although it seems that J.W. Meeker may be closely connected to Albert Meeker, our great-grandfather, I do not find him among immediate relatives.)
At the same time, in Stephen's Park Street home, the Ladies Aid Society was formed.
The church with few members first met in a small chapel. (I believe I read somewhere that Stephen donated the land for this but I have to find that research.)
By 1919 the congregation is more than 1,000 and the sanctuary and the basement has been enlarged to accommodate the growth.
Stephen is 78 when this article is published.