BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer
Joshua Generation Family Worship Center is located at the corner of Western and Field Ave. Half the block on Field Ave. was blocked off in order to accommodate the festivities of the church’s annual Community Fest which was held on Saturday, September 2.
Games for the kids, including a ring, and Flamingo toss, clothing give-away, free food, school supply giveaway, commodity bags that people can take home, and an up close, and personal interaction with an officer of the Toledo Police Department, in which children had the opportunity to cut the lights of his squad car on, were just some of the activities of the day.
Bishop Christopher Rowell, senior pastor, and founder of the church, told The Toledo Journal the purpose of the event is to bring about unity, and express the love of God outside the physical walls of the church.
“People may never come inside of our church, but that will not stop us from showing our love for them,” Bishop Rowell said.
Although in their fifth year of holding the festival, Bishop Rowell said the idea originated, and started 10 years ago at the New Cheany Flats apartment complex in downtown Toledo.
“Many people may never encounter God in a formal setting, so events such as this are good at spreading the message of Jesus. This gives us an opportunity to reflect, resemble, and reveal Jesus’ message,” Bishop Rowell said.
Colletta Miller doesn’t attend Joshua Generation Family Worship Center, but she thought the event was excellent, and it showed that the members of the church really believe in spreading the message of Christ.