Keeping an Inner City Church in the Inner City

July 28, 2017
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Podcast Episode #349

Dwayne Pickett, pastor of a large megachurch in Jackson, MS, joins us to discuss his new book and how inner city ministry isn’t really that different than ministry in other contexts.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • “Sometimes the hardest people to help are the ones who need the most help.”
  • God is still present even when He doesn’t take away every pain or problem.
  • “People everywhere are hurt. People everywhere have pain. We all share some commonalities.”
  • “Poverty is about more than money. It’s about access to change.”
  • If you’re partnering to help another church, let them be the hero in their community.

About Dr. Dwayne Pickett:

DR. DWAYNE K. PICKETT, SR. is senior pastor of the 6,000-member New Jerusalem Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Under Pastor Pickett’s leadership, New Jerusalem has grown from under two hundred members in 1995 to more than six thousand. As one church in three locations, New Jerusalem conducts five worship services every Sunday morning. He’s a two-time graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Seminary.


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