David Hinsen, Bedford Church of God’s senior pastor, believes it’s important for the church to “get outside our four walls.”
“If all we do is have a couple of services and go home, we’ve failed,” he said. “We need to be a part of the community.”
That’s the impetus behind the church’s decision to open a food pantry on May 1. According to the Rev. Hinsen, the idea came from J. R. Cook, the youth pastor.