Tithe-the-Tithe Funds : Virginia Baptist Church Donates Over $1Million to Community-Based and National NonProfits

(Black PR Wire) Alexandria, VA  – Alfred Street Baptist Church has donated $1,079,287 under their Tithe-the-Tithe Initiative to 69 community-based and national organizations to support COVID-19 relief and other needs.

On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, ASBC’s pastor, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, announced in his sermon that 10% of all tithes raised will be donated to the community. “I believe that the Black church has the opportunity and the obligation to reach into segments of our community that are always overlooked by government,” he said. “We’re taking 10 percent of everything that is raised every week and donating it to organizations that are on the front lines fighting and dealing with the coronavirus.”

The historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, located in Alexandria, Virginia (outside of the nation’s capital) is one of the oldest and largest African American congregations in the United States. The Tithe-the-Tithe Initiative is helping other churches that have had to close their doors during the pandemic and funded organizations that support victims of domestic violence, citizens returning from incarceration, and youth in crisis.

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Requests for funding should be sent to deacons@alfredstreet.org.