Serving the Forgotten

By April 20, 2018 April 23rd, 2018 Stories from The River

The brave people who work with our partners are shaped by their own experiences, like Pastor Cliff Dawkins of True Worship Christian Fellowship.

Cliff grew up in abject poverty in South Carolina in the 1980’s, with no running water or basic necessities. Often, he ate from trash cans, and by age 9, was pumping gas and stocking shelves at corner stores at night, just to have enough money to eat.

By 2008, he knew it was time to help those in Atlanta with similar needs, so he began serving food to the homeless out of his van in downtown and Midtown. Although this became more difficult because of laws against serving in public areas, Cliff still wanted to serve those in need.

So in 2015, he opened True Worship Christian Fellowship, in an area in west Atlanta which had been “forgotten”.

Today, in the midst of a food desert, and in one of the most economically deprived areas of town, Cliff’s church serves hot meals, and offers fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, and referral services to his community.

His ministry has become a place where his neighbors can rest and refuel, both physically and spiritually. The River is humbled to be a part of his service! Thank you, Cliff

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