What’s Working: Church in High Crime Area Reaching Out to Youth

A church located in a high crime area of Mobile, is reaching out to its youth. It’s called New Generation International Church. It’s located on Dauphin Island Parkway, near the Birdville community. They have expanded their youth choir, and started a Wednesday Night mentoring class for teenage boys. Pastor Arthur Barker says the teens need a safe place to gather that is off the streets. He offers guidance on how to turn their lives around, if they have made bad decisions.  He says, “They face a lot of things that have them going down the wrong path, and I felt they needed something like a push to do the right thing they needed to do.”

Pastor Barker says many of the teenagers come from broken homes, and they need help making good decisions. “Sometimes they need a place to call home. Yes, this is a church, but it is a place they can call home.”

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