The program targets DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties. It will also help with job readiness.
It began as a $40,000 local challenge within the New Birth congregation and quickly grew to $120,000 and a larger metro movement.
“I looked at what was happening in the prison pipeline and realized that the church voice had been muted on the issue of prison reform,” said Bryant, the megachurch’s senior pastor. “I realized that we needed to be part of what was taking place.”
And what better time, he noted, than during the observance of Easter, when Christians celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ which some churches refer to as “Resurrection Sunday.”