Rev. Robert P. Lawrence, the senior minister of the First Congregational Church in Fall River since 1985, has been an inspirational fixture of the South Coast civic community for more than three decades. Rev. Lawrence is completing a 50-year ministry, having served churches in Little Compton, Rhode Island and Fall River, Massachusetts and was responsible for beginning the Pastoral Care Department at the SouthCoast Hospitals -- Charlton site. He is a trustee on three charitable foundations and serves on the boards of 18 community organizations. He has received 19 community awards for his involvement in getting 2,300 guns off of the streets of Fall River and providing cash awards for illegal weapons.