The Southside Church of God In Christ located on Emerson Street recently celebrated their mortgage burning ceremony. Through their fortitude Edward Robinson, Sr., Pastor and First Lady Cynthia hosted the ceremony which culminated a 19 year journey.
The church congregation held many events and fundraisers to contribute to the mortgage principle. In addition, the church adopted a stewardship program that consisted of membership giving a sacrificial offering every 4th Sunday, with 95% of their success coming from members tithing through challenging times including the pandemic to finalize payments on this multi-million dollar facility.
“Southside Church of God In Christ is a beacon of light in the Southside community, we appreciate the church family, community and friends for their continued love and support,” said Bishop Robinson. Bishop has been the Pastor of Southside for 43 years.