Lead Pastor QuanTez Pressley and Third New Hope Baptist Church (TNH), located on Detroit’s westside, is donating $5,000 to the Detroit Justice Center (DJC).
Determined to do something, Pastor Pressley says “I felt that our way to support this movement for justice was to help finance those organizations that are doing the advocacy work.”
Pastor Pressley said discovering that the DJC was on the ground level doing the type of justice work needed in the community, including paying bail for those in need, that he had found a way for the church to support.
Through prayer and seeking God’s wisdom, Pastor Pressley presented his vision to Third New Hope’s congregation on the first Sunday of June, asking churchgoers to make donations.
“It’s providential that we are presenting this donation to DJC during Juneteenth, which commemorates the announcement that enslaved Africans in this country had been freed,” said Pastor Pressley.