Shreveport church hopes to "bridge the gap"

Published 08/07 2014 10:34PM

Updated 08/08 2014 12:28AM

Bringing together all races and all denominations: that's the aim of a church in Shreveport's Cedar Grove community.

Pastor Terrance Toney at Unity of Faith Baptist Church says Sunday mornings are segregated, and he wants to use the church’s revival to change that.

This year’s theme is “Bridging the Gap.”

"We seem to be so divided on Sunday mornings, but we can work together and we can shop together and do all those things," says Toney.

Toney is bringing all races, ages and denominations together under one roof, to worship one God. On Thursday night, six different churches were represented during the service. 

"When the next time you see your brother and sister of another denomination or race in the street you don't turn your head and don't speak to them, but you'll have that love and passion for to help your brother and sister in need," says Toney.

Those visiting from different churches commended the churches for their efforts.

"We might be a different color, but God does not see color,” says Denise Shaffer. “He loves us all the same, and we should show that love to each other."

"People just don't realize we are all here, we are all created in his image, and we're all the same," says Letha Dallas.

Pastor Toney says he hopes that message of togetherness sticks after the revival.

Friday is the last night of the revival. It begins at 7 p.m.

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