Buffalo pastor pledges $500 million to develop Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood
This has made national news and is buzzing all over the place virally . When a lot of black pastors get criticized for not giving back tot he community this Buffalo Pastor is pleading 500 million directly to his community and he plans to do it within a 17 year window. That's tons of money per year.
Pastor Michael Chapman of St. John Baptist Church on Goodell street has been named the chair of economic development for the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Incorporated and he plans to use $500 million dollar economic development plan for Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood as the model project for the organization’s more than 1,200 churches globally.
According to WGRZ this is what the Pastor had to say.
“We’re setting up an international office in the fruit belt, it’ll have staff, and it’ll be centralized in the fruit belt,” said pastor Chapman.
This is a big move and really needed, just think a billion dollars into a neighborhood that is really in need of improvement.