The church will take its 10 a.m. Sunday worship service to the ultimate pavilion in Lenora Park in Snellville for fellowship, food and fun.
Dr. Mark W. Thompson, the church’s senior pastor, said the church of God is not shut up behind closed doors.
“When people recognize that God is visible through his church to the community, the community will be less apprehensive and/or even condemning about the work of the church,” he said.
Thompson said the service is for “anyone searching, lost, in need of a listening ear, or anyone who may simply need a dose of renewed hope.”
“Too many believe that the church has become an exclusive club where only certain ‘holy’ people come,” said Thompson, who founded the 480-member, interdenominational church in November 2007. “The Praise in the Park represents a breaking down of barriers and the establishment not only of community but relationship.”
Before launching Redemptive Life Church, Thompson was pastor at New Bethel AME Church in Lithonia, historic Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, and the historic Allen Temple in Cincinnati.
Redemptive Life’s praise team led by its music minister, the Rev. Darius Elder, and its Glorious Grace Dance Ministry will perform.
After the service, worshippers will enjoy a picnic-style meal and games and activities.
The church is located at 406 Pleasant Hill Road N.W. in Conyers.
Lenora Park is at 4515 Lenora Church Road in Snellville.
For more information, visit http://theredemptivelife.org or call 770-922-1234.