With a desire to share the gospel message and the love of Jesus Christ, the Northend Ministerial Alliance (NEMA) will be hosting a Community nightly at 7 p.m. Aug. 21-24, on the corner of 14th and Waller streets in Portsmouth, and Thursday, Aug. 25 at Cornerstone United Methodist (UMC).
Minister Richard Jordan, an associate minister at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, said the NEMA Community Revival will usher in change to the local community.
“We want to welcome people in our community to the season of change. I believe that our heavenly Father will begin a season of regeneration and change,” Jordan said. “It is evident that we have a very real drug epidemic, and currently we do have some awesome recovery programs around Southern Ohio. However, it is my vision and those of NEMA, that what these programs need is support from the churches, both spiritual and monetary support. So we just want to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those in these programs or with those still bound up in drug addiction. We welcome you out to share the love of the Lord with our community.”
Deacon Al Oliver, of Beulah Baptist Church, and vice president of NEMA, said the Community Revival is something that Jordan had a deep desire to do.
“I think that hosting the Community Revival is a good move. I know it is something that has been on Minister Rich’s heart for a while, and sometimes we have the tendency to have things on our heart, and for whatever reason we kind of hold back,” Oliver said. “Evidently something hit him, and inspired him go on with it, and of course the members of the Northend Ministerial Alliance decided to back him on that. So this is minister Jordan’s way of getting something started, whether it be quarterly, or annually, just however he decides to continue with this.”
Hosting events such as the Community Revival are essential, and something that pleases God, according to Oliver.
“It is a good thing as far as bringing the community together from a spiritual standpoint, because I think that is what is lacking, and that the times that we come together is when there is a death,” Oliver said. “But I believe that God has seen this, and that he wants us to come together in ways such as this, not just in times of crises.”
The schedule for the NEMA Community Revival:
Sunday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. – Pastor Barry preaching, on the corner of 14th and Waller streets, Portsmouth.
Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. – Pastor James Taylor preaching, on the corner of 14th and Waller streets, Portsmouth.
Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. – Minister Richard Jordan preaching, on the corner of 14th and Waller streets, Portsmouth.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. – Evangelist Portia Williams preaching, on the corner of 14th and Waller streets, Portsmouth.
Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. – Minister Richard Jordan preaching, at Celebrate Recovery at Cornerstone UMC, 808 Offnere Street, Portsmouth.
Praise and Worship :
Sunday, Aug. 21 – NEMA Community Choir, personal testimony, brother Drew L.
Monday, Aug. 22 – NEMA Community Choir, personal testimony, sister Yvette Jordan.
Tuesday, Aug. 23 – Community Praise Team, personal testimony, brother Troy Hoffer.
Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Community Praise Team, personal testimony, brother JD Hilderbrand.
Hamburgers, potato chips, and bottled water will be free refreshments provided by members of NEMA.