About One Hope
In one American neighborhood...
The average life expectancy of an individual is 65; 14 years below the U.S. average and 19 years below the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods
- 93.5% of children less than 18 year olds live in single family homes.
- 85% of children in come from low-income families, only half will graduate high school.
- 60% of adults are unemployed.
- The median income is a mere $15,950.
...and this is similar to inner-city neighborhoods around the nation.
The greatest poverty we face, however, is not the poverty food or cash, but a poverty of the Word. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the one hope that can fully address the problem and change communities. We believe that building heathy, Gospel-centered churches in the nations poorest communities is the best strategy of promoting and creating real change.
(Statistics above based on the Upton/Druid Heights Neighborhood of Baltimore, MD where The Garden Church is located)