Church Pays $120K To Bail Out First-Time Offenders For Easter
A local church in Dekalb County, Georgia made a very generous offer over the Easter holidays.
WSBTV reports that the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church forked out $120,000 to bail out first-time, non-violent offenders for Easter.
The church said it initially began as a $40,000 local challenge but it grew to a $120,000 regional movement to help them reunite with their families.
After they were bailed out, they were met by their families on Saturday.
“Just for finding the courage to start their life again is worthy of giving God glory,” said New Birth’s pastor, Dr. Jamal Bryant.
The initiative aided offenders in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties.
“I could not be prouder of my New Birth family for answering the call and affirming that everyone deserves a second chance. I could think of no better way to celebrate the resurrection of Christ than to provide these young men and women with an opportunity reunite with their families, resurrect their lives and get back on the right path,” added Dr. Bryant. “We are working to dynamically and dramatically change these individuals’ lives by providing complete wraparound services during an eight-week support program.”