Local religious and community leaders took it to the streets, June 7, of Northwest Baltimore for Faith Walk 2014. Beginning at the Forest Park Senior Center on Liberty Heights Avenue, they headed south and then returned for a street revival at their starting point.
In one hour, 14 pastors led prayer on 14 street corners in the Forest Park neighborhood. Along the way, members of the Christian faith community and community leaders talked with area residents about crime, drug and alcohol addiction, education and unemployment, as well as offered prayer and calls to salvation.
“We just needed to take a stand against crime, unemployment, poverty, and drug activity,” said the Rev. Steve Turner, pastor of Destiny Changers Deliverance Center, which holds services at the senior center every Sunday at 4 p.m. A lifetime resident of Northwest Baltimore known for his music ministry throughout the city, Rev. Turner moved his church from Glen Burnie to Forest Park last summer after sensing a call from God to plant his church in the Forest Park community. “We are praying for God’s glory and peace to fall on this community,” he said.
The interdenominational street service included pastors from the Northwest community, psalmists and praise dancers. Employers with current job openings will have an opportunity to announce jobs and meet with potential candidates during the program. Neighborhood business owners are encouraged to come and promote their businesses.
Participating congregations included: Destiny Changers Deliverance Center, Kingdom Restoration Center, Out of the Box Ministries, Breakthrough Ministries, Holy Temple Church, Christ-Like Apostolic Church, and New Solid Rock Fellowship.
Rev. Turner offered the invitation to all to “accept the challenge and walk with us,” he said.
For more information on future endeavors or on the church, please contact Rev. Steve Turner at 855-393-3232 (toll-free) or at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @DestinyChangers, and on Facebook.