In the third of installment of "Someone You Should Know" we're taking a look at the ministry of Rev. Dennis Meredith.
When Rev. Dennis Meredith of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atlanta began preaching acceptance of gay men and lesbians a few years ago, he attracted some gay people who were on the brink of suicide and some who had left the Baptist faith of their childhoods but wanted badly to return.
A compelling orator with the voice and showmanship of a stadium-rock star, Mr. Meredith quickly began to draw more new members. He preached against homosexuality. Then, five years ago, his middle son, Micah, told him that he is gay. Mr. Meredith and his wife began to read liberal theologians like Mr. Gomes and to look at Scripture again. What matters most in the Bible, Mr. Meredith said, was Jesus’ injunction to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that includes gay men and lesbians. -Source
Take a look inside of Rev. Meredith's ministry below courtesy of CNN.
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