History Making Move In Jacksonville, FL: Black And White Church Merge With Hopes To Improve Race Relations!
Fantastic! Pastor, HB Charles is a fantastic preacher and expositor. According to Frist Coast News, in the coming year a predominately African-American Church (Shiloh) in Jacksonville will take over a mainly white church in Orange Park, FL. The senior pastors of both churches say it's the first time they've heard of such a merger.
"We're excited about what the Lord is doing and the opportunity He's provided for us," said Michael Clifford, Pastor of Ridgewood Baptist Church in Orange Park.
Earlier this year, Clifford said financial obligations were becoming such a concern, he was worried about losing the property. He says merging was one of the only ways out. "Shiloh was the answer to our prayers," he said.