Church Needs $40,000

By: Ryan Smith Email
By: Ryan Smith Email

A local church needs $40,000 to keep their doors open.

Members may only have 3 more weeks to come pray and sing at the place they've come to call home.

Pastor Joel Martinez bought a house across the street a couple years ago and used the church's building as collateral.

He's been laid off from a full time job since then and now works part time at Burlington Coat Factory, dedicating 75% of his income to the congregation.

"It's been really tough, not going to lie, pretty stressful," Martinez said. "Not only do I have my family but also the church family."

With foreclosure looming, they've turned off the air conditioner, removed most musical instruments and left the building pretty bare.

If you would like to donate, call Ebenezer Evangelical Church at
(785) 408-9663.


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