2017 Impact Detroit!
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Pastor Tim Smith lost track of how many boys and men he had eulogized and buried - all between the ages of 14 and 26 - almost all from gun violence.
Pastor Tim (pictured below) moved to the Hazelwood neighborhood in 1980 when his father became pastor of what is now Keystone Covenant Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pastor Tim replanted the church in 2000 and Keystone joined the ECC in 2005. Hazelwood, which reached its peak population of 38,000 in the 1960’s, now has a population of 5,000. The closure of its last steel mill in the late 80’s transformed Hazelwood from a community that once had over 200 businesses to one that now has 16. In 2001, Pastor Tim founded Center of Life (COL), a 501c3. COL’s mission is to “provide families and youth with the...
On Saturday, June 3rd, 80 women from LifeChurch Canton, LifeChurch Southfield and LifeChurch Livonia gathered for a Women’s Prayer Breakfast focused on racial unity. The women enjoyed breakfast and conversation and a time of worship. They heard from speaker, Elreta Dodds (pictured below) of LifeChurch Southfield and author of the book Racism, the Bible and the American Dream.
The women then entered a time of prayer focused on self awareness, unity between ethnicities, acceptance and love of others and how to stand in the gap to help build and heal relationships across racial lines. The attenders were given a list of resources to further explore the topics presented. Brittian Sobey of LifeChurch Livonia shared that “The prayer breakfast was both...