dearJulius.com Write For Us

South Carolina church debt free after anonymous $500k donation

SHARE:

© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc.

From WJCL

When an anonymous donor recently gave Campbell Chapel AME Church more than a half a million dollars, the South Carolina church was set free; it's now debt free.

“There’s some people who didn’t have a half million dollars to give us,” said Dr. Jon R. Black, pastor. “But gave us the pennies that they had.”

With the 14-year mortgage wiped clean, resources are freed up to concentrate on more outreach, like the weekly soup kitchens where church members and Bluffton police donate their time.

The church also has a very creative way of raising money, mixing history and culture, and preserving it for the future.

“It’s an honor to be chosen as a featured artist,” said Hank Herring, standing inside an art gallery in a building adjacent to the church.

Herring’s collection is one of many sold by the church’s non-profit, a fundraising arm for Campbell Chapel.

“Working in the community again affords to teach the children, which I think is really important,” Herring said, adding that children should also learn skills with their hands as we move further into the technological age.

And now the church can bring the community together, where it all started.

“The congregants that were here before we moved in to the new building talked about the intimacy, the warmness off it,” said Black, standing in the original church, built in the 1800's. The church’s next step is to is to renovate the building to serve the people around it.

“This is a wonderful safe place where we can deal with some of the difficult issues of our community,” like social justice and understanding cultural differences. And, Black adds, a place for celebrations, concerts, weddings, and worship.

Thinking of the nearly 150 years of Campbell Chapel AME Church, Black said he’s moved by the congregation’s dedication and their heart, far beyond money.

“This is a place of giving, people give their time, their talent and their treasure consistently here,” Black said. “So I feel that having the mortgage paid off is only going to release them to give more.”

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Offbeat,966,
ltr
item
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News: South Carolina church debt free after anonymous $500k donation
South Carolina church debt free after anonymous $500k donation
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0sETp2Lom5E/WxYGUw_cXFI/AAAAAAAAtAU/qx-MvWLulRwtrqOXcgH5oYaKCqHnVrhsQCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0sETp2Lom5E/WxYGUw_cXFI/AAAAAAAAtAU/qx-MvWLulRwtrqOXcgH5oYaKCqHnVrhsQCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/06/south-carolina-church-debt-free-after.html
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/06/south-carolina-church-debt-free-after.html
true
4914311829982822994
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy