[The Daily Record, Dunn, NC]
With hands lifted high in praise, and lots of "Amens," it was indeed a celebration of faith and hope.
Dunn, NC area pastors and lay leaders gathered yesterday to welcome The Daily Record's new Christian magazine, Faith & Hope, set to launch in early May. Faith & Hope will feature inspirational, faith-based articles by local freelance writers, and serve as a free guide to area Christian resources.
"We're looking forward to this as a means of serving our community in a new way," said Daily Record editor and publisher Bart Adams. "While we already publish more church news than most any newspaper our size, 'Faith & Hope' will be a Christian outreach to people who aren't looking at our church pages to find a service or activity.
"This is a way for business and church to come together in a bold way and say Jesus is Lord," Mr. Crawley said. "With your prayers, your support and your participation there will be revival, not just in Harnett County, but across eastern North Carolina."
Mr. Crawley also discussed the online aspect of the magazine, the Web site http://www.faithandhopeonline.com/, which will feature its stories, testimonies, links to churches and local resources, and a directory of area churches. Partnering churches receive an enhanced listing on the site, and a link to their own church site. Local churches will also be able to upload their news and pictures.
The Rev. Frank Taylor of Coats, pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy, said he's excited about being part of the magazine. "It's excellent, and I think the idea will be a great success," Rev. Taylor said. "It's something the churches have wanted to do for years - the book will bring us together as a ministry."