Greater Grace Church in Ferguson recently joined North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice by signing its Covenant Statement following President Rance Thomas’ presentation.
It became the 27th church to become a member of this organization, committing the church and members to work to promote racial understanding and social justice within North St. Louis County.
Just a few months’ prior to this, St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church in Hazelwood became the 26th church to join North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice following Thomas’ presentation.
At both services Bishop Larry Jones preached on the rewards of giving not only money but time and effort to others and various causes. He stated that when we give we are rewarded in many ways. The presentations by Thomas emphasized the good works Christians are expected to do.
“We are not saved by our good works but are saved to do good works,” Thomas said, “and good works take many forms.”
The primary theme of North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice since its very beginning has been: “If God loves each person unconditionally, why can’t we do the same? Therefore, it works to promote understanding between individuals including between the police and the community”.
Pastor Wilkerson launches Life Church Of Truth – St. Louis
Pastor Mark J. Wilkerson, a native of St. Louis, has returned to his roots and place of birth in the Gateway City to launch The Life Church Of Truth – St. Louis.
“It's a ministry with a mission to minister to the whole man, both body, soul and mind,” Wilkerson said. “It is a ministry where it's not about your clothes but ministry for the soul.”
He and Lady Faye Wilkerson are senior pastors, Bishop Michael Bates serves as organizational leader.
Wilkerson, also known as "Shakey," is from the North Side and is a 1982 graduate of Central High School. He has been ministering the gospel for approximately 38 years and is currently the founder and senior pastor of the Life Church Of Bainbridge, Georgia.
Excited about fulfilling the call on his life and to spread the word of Jesus, he said God has directed him to launch this new ministry and second location in St. Louis.
Life Church Of Truth – St. Louis is located at 5007 Waterman Blvd. in St. Louis, meeting In the First Unitarian Church Of St. Louis.
“Come worship with us,” Wilkerson said. “Dress down for worship every Saturday at 1 p.m. "We may be a little out of the box, but we are still in the Book."