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Indy TenPoint Coalition with Rev. Harrison work to reduce crime

13 Churches Unite to Offer Mentorship and Intervention to At-Risk Urban Youth

The Indy TenPoint Coalition — a group of thirteen churches, the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, neighborhood patrols, and numerous volunteersis working together in “hot spots” around the city to reduce the rate of homicides and violent crimes.

Givelify is honored to share the story of Indy TenPoint Coalition's dedication to making Indianapolis safer. This captivating short video called Everything They Touch is the story of what happens when people from all backgrounds come together to inspire hope and a brighter future in their youths.

Led by Reverend Charles Harrison from Barnes United Methodist, “OGs” — local men and women that grew up on the streets — patrol the streets after dark, building relationships, sharing earned wisdom, and intervening in escalating situations when needed.

With dramatic results in reducing homicides in the neighborhoods they patrol, many police departments around the country look to Indy TenPoint Coalition as a model for fighting violent crime in their cities. As the term coalition suggests many, we’d be remiss not to mention all the churches involved:

Indy TenPoint Coalition Member Churches

Barnes United Methodist
Pastor C Harrison

900 W 30th St, Indianapolis

Christ Temple Apostolic
Bishop C Finnell

430 W Fall Creek Pkwy N Dr

Christ Church Apostolic
Elder David Coatie

6601 Grandview Dr, Indianapolis

Emmanuel Christian Fellowship
Pastor Glenn

1400 English Ave, Indianapolis

Fervent Prayer
Pastor James W Jackson

10512 E 38th St, Indianapolis

Mt. Zion Baptist
Pastor Philip K James

3500 Graceland Ave, Indianapolis

New Era
Pastor Clarence Moore

517 W. 30th St, Indianapolis

Nu Corinthian Baptist
Pastor Terry Webster Sr

5935 W 56th St, Indianapolis

Pilgrim Baptist
Pastor Leroy Waldington

1060 W 30th St, Indianapolis

Promise Land Community
Pastor Willoughby

802 Edgemont Ave, Indianapolis

Psalms Baptist
Pastor Douglas Tate

3340 E 32nd St, Indianapolis

Temple of Praise Assembly
Pastor D Golder

3969 Meadows Dr, Indianapolis

25th Street Baptist
Pastor Kenneth Manuel Sr

525 W 25th St, Indianapolis

Zionvilles United Methodist
Rev. D Williamson

9644 Whitestown Rd, Zionsville

Our partnership with TenPoint Coalition really is a model to solving problems long term in the community. It can’t just be done by the police; we are never going to arrest our way out of any problem.

Chris Bailey
Indy Metro Police Department

Victory Grace Center

“No matter what kind of day you may think you’re going to have, it’s still a victory day. That doesn’t mean you’re exempt from challenges or trials, but at the end of the day you made it through the day, so it’s a victory day.”

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The Bethel Church

"The scholarship helped me. It didn't only help me for school. It helped me live so I can go to school.”

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