Posted by: sboykewich on 9/29/2010
When Ryan Bell took over as pastor of Hollywood Adventist Church in California, it was a withering congregation with only about 50 active members. And, he says, “We had a homeless ministry we couldn’t afford and a debt that was about to kill the church.” Bell reluctantly closed the feeding program for the homeless but resolved to find a more practical way to address the issue.
Posted by: sboykewich on 5/21/2010
The Rev. Kevin Agee had a few specific goals when he came to Syracuse. His elderly mother was ailing, and the move gave him a better chance to care for her. He was also taking over as pastor at Hopps Memorial CME Church on South State Street, a congregation with deep roots. Helping the church to prosper, Agee figured, would be job enough. He had no plans for leading an effort to target profound regional sorrows. Then again, he didn't count on meeting Andres Kwon.

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