Chattanooga Baptist church finds niche in shower ministry

Besides dinner and Bible study, First Baptist Church in Chattanooga offers the homeless showers, laundry facilities and even occasional massages. Paying attention to young voices within its membership and to underserved needs downtown, the congregation launched a shower ministry in October 2013 that has surprised and inspired the members of the congregation, the Baptist Standard reports.

Since then, the ministry has become the launching point for a number of other services the downtown church never dreamed of, Pastor Thomas Quisenberry said.

It all started four or five years ago in Colorado and Arizona, where First Baptist college students on a mission trip saw shower ministries in action.

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