“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
A dynamic preacher, mentor, leader and friend, but most importantly a true man of God, are just a few of the expressions used by many to describe Rev. Delano Roosevelt Paige. As a longtime leader of one of the most well-known churches in Pittsburgh, Rev. Paige was dedicated to his ministries, his followers and his community.
Our Visionary, Reverend Delano Paige
God Spoke and Rev. Paige Answered......
Here at Naomi's Place Inc., we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2000, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!
He has always had a vision to assist women who have fell on hard times due to his own personal family circumstances. Your first ministry starts at home and God gave him the vision to not only help his own but the community of the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He didn't know what it how God's vision would come to pass but he trusted the process and God sent help.
Not wanting to enable the potential clients he created special requirements to help them transition properly.
Temporary housing and supportive services for homeless women, with and without children with various impeding circumstances, such as recovery from addiction, mental illness, domestic violence, veteran, etc. This program provides case management, recovery support, employment assistance, education assistance, counseling, family reunification assistance, life skills & financial management training, and personal/leadership development.
At Naomi's Place Inc., well being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.
The Late Reverend Delano Paige
Hope Is Where the Heart Is..... and our Pastor left Naomi's Place With HOPE
Peacefully, on June 22, 2012, Rev. Paige went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he served faithfully for 39 years. On November 3, 1936, God answered his mother's prayers that one of her children would preach the Gospel.
Born on the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was re-elected for his second term, he was named Delano Roosevelt Paige. He graduated from Canonsburg H.S. in 1955 and matriculated to Geneva College and received his Bachelors from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. In 1972, his call to the ministry was confirmed by Psalms 51:13 "Then will I teach transgressors Your way and sinners shall be converted to You.".
In 1973 he was licensed and ordained to pastor the St. John Baptist Church in Lawrence, PA. He labored there successfully for two years and God blessed the fruit of his labors. His second pastoral ministry was at the Second Baptist Church in Beaver Falls, PA. He was installed into the pulpit of the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in 1984.
After 24 years, Pastor Paige transitioned from the pastorate on October 26, 2008. He served as President of the Eastern Region Progressive Baptist Convention, was a lifetime member of the NAACP and a Board Member of Naomi's Place Transitional Housing, Inc.
Left to cherish his beautiful memory are his beloved wife Laura; children Delano R. Paige, Jr., Deborah Paige, Susan (Darrell) Adams, Paul (Charlette) Paige, Michelle Paige, Jason Bell, and Dr. Valerie Bell from Tavernier, Florida; and siblings Rose (Reginald) Tucker of Oakdale, PA, Dr. Kenneth (Lynn) Paige, Deloris (Millard) Moye of Washington, PA, Beverly (Carter) Campbell of Chicago, and Carolyn Paige of Michigan.
Also left to celebrate his life are his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, many brothers, sisters and friends in the ministry and his mentee Raiqual.