Baconton Pastor to open family life center

Baconton Pastor to open family life center

BACONTON, GA (WALB) - A Baconton Pastor, who is known for feeding the community is opening a family Life Center behind his church

Pastor Lawrence Knighton says he wants a place for the elderly and young people to go.

About every quarter, Knighton hosts community feedings in Baconton.

He recently fed hundreds of people during a community barbeque.

Knighton says they'll break ground for the new center in October. He says they'll have recreational programs for kids and seniors.

"We can do after school programs and tutoring and computer skills,and if you give kids to go till 7 or 8 at night when its time for them to come home and go to bed it will keep them from walking the streets and getting into trouble because they don't have anything to do," says Lawrence Knighton, pastor of St. James Baptist Church.

Knighton says they'll host a ground breaking ceremony in October.

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