Gregory and Chanelle Barnes started Love Light City Church in a working-class, racially diverse part of Baltimore, Maryland. Historically, the area’s diversity has made unity difficult. Gregory says the community is overcoming this difficult racial history.

Love Light City Church has connected with many local organizations and schools to learn about ways they can serve the city. In the past year, the church has hosted an open house, a block party, and back-to-school events at five of the schools within a two-mile radius of the church. In the fall of 2022, the church began providing support for a new mentoring program for young boys at a nearby elementary school.

The church’s vision is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ completely transform the lives of people in their community.

The Cooperative Program takes the Gospel to the nations and the neighborhoods. Your financial support through the Cooperative Program allows missionaries to serve their communities in multiple ways, all in an effort to reach others with the Gospel.


Pray for the Barnes family as they serve the people of Baltimore and that God would ignite a spiritual awakening in the community surrounding Love Light City Church.