Since my tenure at Liberty Baptist Church, I have reached out to the community hosting a dialogue on race relations in the aftermath of the Charleston, South Carolina killings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015. The dialogue proved to be healthy recognizing our differences, and the talks gave way to other conversations in our community.
Knowing how important the church should be in the community, the former Pastor reached out to Payne Elementary School, volunteering as a tutor in 5th grade math. I engaged the children with my presence and met many of the parents, who were often surprised I would volunteer in that capacity.
Liberty at the time I was pastoring wanted to be very friendly in the community opening its doors to host public safety meetings, where the Metropolitan Police Department met with residence. The residence were always grateful to have a place to meet in the community.
Liberty and at the time I was Pastor, have opened its doors to the Girl Scouts to use the facility for their meetings.