By Christie McNeal/NEMS Daily Journal
According to the Rev. Terry Garrett, pastor of the Good News Church in Tupelo, currently, the most “unchurched” age group is young adults between 18 and 30. For that reason, he and his wife, Dori, are focusing on reaching out to those young adults and younger youth.
“We wanted to be more intentional about reaching the youth and young adults,” the pastor said.
“Relational evangelism” is how he described their outreach method. He said children come and want to bring their friends back.
“They find our youth pastors are very loving, very kind, very understanding,” said Terry Garrett, who has been pastor at the church with his wife for seven years. Dori is also an ordained pastor and is over the young adults and does women’s counseling at the church.
“We want to minister to the entire family so that each person is aware of the vision for the kingdom of God,” Terry Garrett said.
The church also focuses on healing.
“We believe it’s God’s will for people to be healed,” the pastor said. “We believe that God ministers to the entire person – spirit, soul and body.”
Terry Garrett said people from all walks of life are welcome at the church.
“The purpose of our church is to equip the people to do the work that God has called them to do,” he said.
• Denomination: nondenominational
• Pastor: Terry Garrett, Dori Garrett (young adults and women’s counseling)
• Established: July 1979
• Average attendance: 120
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• Worship style: contemporary, charismatic
• Worship days: Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Celebration Service 10:30 a.m., youth and children gathering 6 p.m.; Wed. – midweek service 6:30 p.m.
• Address: 2018 W. Jackson St., Tupelo
• Website: tupelogoodnews.com
• Phone: (662) 841-1401
“We want to love as Jesus loves us and help people discover his great love – that’s our purpose.” – the Rev. Terry Garrett, pastor.