Posted on : Wednesday January 13, 2016

Harold Phillips, pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church, Port Deposit, is leading an effort to establish a center in a heavily Middle Eastern populated area of Baltimore where people can stop in for sandwiches and drinks as well as learn English and receive medical care.

BALTIMORE, Md.—Pleasant View Baptist Church, (PVBC) Port Deposit, is sponsoring a new project in Baltimore, near Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Eastern Avenue, specifically designed to provide opportunities to minister to people in the largely Middle Eastern neighborhood.

PVBC Pastor Harold Phillips explained that the vision of the “Salaam Center” will be as a gathering place where folks can stop for coffee, sandwiches and pastries, learn English, and even get medical assistance.

Phillips said the project is a huge outreach that is going to require a lot of support. Though the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network, the Susquehanna Baptist Association and the North American Mission Board are backing the project, much more help is needed.

“We really need supporting pastors to make this as successful as we possibly can,” Phillips said.

Phillip is hosting an organizational meeting on Jan. 30. For detailed information, regarding the time and place of the meeting, email Phillips as soon as possible.