Pastor Helmer Johnson wanted to give the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce members the Who-What-Why of the Collinsville Ministerial Alliance. Johnson is the current president of the Ministerial Alliance and is the pastor for the Collinsville Community Church. The alliance of several Collinsville Church works to support community needs, pastor's needs and promotes greater cooperation between the independent churches. Vouchers for food and gas for those in need are handled in cooperation with the Collinsville Police Department. Food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas were provided to 75-80 families this past year. The alliance operates on a "shoestring" budget with member churches paying dues as they are able. Other local churches are invited to participate. The alliance is holding a community-wide Palm Sunday Service this Sunday at the First Baptist Church with Bob Haywood of the Christian Curch speaking.
(President of Ministerial Alliance and Pastor of Collinsville Community Church)
|2009 Chamber Officers|