An Atlanta church made sure some people who were in jail could spend Easter with their families.
What We Know:
- New Birth Missionary Baptist Church paid $120,000 to bail out first-time, non-violent offenders.
- The church said what started as a $40,000 local challenge within the New Birth congregation quickly grew into a $120,000 regional movement.
- They were reunited with family members Saturday through the church’s bailout initiative.
- “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 program helped first time offenders in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties. It includes an eight-week rehabilitation program.