On Tuesday (August 10) I will be preaching to the homeless under the Jefferson St Bridge in Nashville around 6:30 p.m. (Service starts at 6:00 p.m., I’ll speak around 6:30). This ministry is one that CIL supports financially on a regular basis.
The Bridge Ministry began in November of 2004. Birthed out of a desire to help feed and clothe the homeless of Nashville, Candy Christmas began taking huge pots of jambalaya down to the homeless living under the Jefferson Street bridge.
Today, the Bridge Ministry is housed in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Nashville that not only stores the food for the Tuesday evening services, but also acts as a local food bank for other area ministries. The ministry includes a weekly outreach under the Jefferson Street bridge. In addition, The Bridge Ministry aids school children on assisted lunch programs by filling their backpacks with food on Friday afternoons so that they have food to eat over the weekend.