A small-town Church in Tennessee honored the Police authorities by giving every police officer in their town a monetary gift of $1,000.
Lighthouse Baptist Church
Lighthouse Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Tennessee is receiving national attention after they honored police authorities in a very touching way. With all the criticism police have received in the past months, the church decided to encourage the officers. They conducted a ceremony to honor the entire Jonesboro police force and gifted them $1,000 each.
According to Lighthouse Baptist Church pastor Perry Cleek, they have seen how the police have been “demonized and disgraced and dishonored”. So they wanted to show the love of Jesus.
“Our church watched over the last few weeks … the way that our police officers were treated all over the country,” Perry said. “And we got our heads together and thought, ‘What can we do as a small church in a small town to honor our police, and to let our voice be known?’ … The voice of small-town America is seldom heard.”
Jonesboro Police Officer
23 police officers from the Jonesboro Police Department were honored in a public ceremony. The small-town church is receiving praises for their generous deed.
“I think small towns all over America feel like we do. That we want our voice to be heard, that we love law enforcement – our local police officers,” Cleek said. “And if we can do something to support them and encourage them, then that’s what we want to do. And we feel very good about what we did.”
At least one police officer who received the check donated the entire $1,000 to an elderly woman in need.
Reference: Christian Headlines