Moss Point pastors call for positive change in the city

By Patrice Clark - bio | email

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - The Ministerial Alliance of Jackson County is on a mission to get rid of the hurdles they believe are stopping Moss Point from being a more prosperous and safer city.

"As long as we don't address these problems, they will always exist," Pastor Otis Hardy said.

Pastor Richard Young agrees. Young has lived in the city for more than 30 years, and said lately Moss Point's problems are tarnishing its image.

"We have drug problems, we have school problems, we have broken homes, we have city problems, we have one organization fighting another organization," Pastor Young said.

To stop the fighting and other problems in Moss Point, the group wants all religious leaders in Jackson County to come together, and find ways to turn all this bad into good.

"We need to talk about our issues and bring them on the forefront," Pastor Hardy said.

"Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, whoever, I am pleading with you that we can sit down as brothers, as the scripture says, and let's reason together," Young said.

This spiritual group is optimistic that a show of unity and a push for change will make a big difference.

"Every pastor is leading somebody; they have influence over the masses of the people. If we can change our community, if we can change our school, it must be done through the church."

All pastors are invited to a unity meeting at the Moss Point Recreational Center on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

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