HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Situated in the intersection of Dennis and Lucinda streets in the historic Third Ward of Houston, a neighborhood rampant with economic peril serves as a beacon of light. It's a place where scripture meets action and where the spirit of giving is alive and well. Anyone in need knows they can go there when life yearns for a giving hand.
“We do things for the community like building houses, low-income houses," says Reverend Joe Hubbard. "We feed the community twice a year."
Rev. Hubbard has served as the pastor of the New Guide Missionary Baptist Church for 47 years. He says the pinnacle of his ministry is helping people in need, even when they don't ask.
"It takes a whole village to raise a child," explains Rev. Hubbard. "It takes one another to help each other. We might not have much but what we do got, the neighborhood is welcome to it.”
Reverend Hubbard, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in November, will travel 300 miles on Monday to flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana to deliver supplies to a state in crisis. And he will have help.
"We have to do our part because that’s what we are here for to do, our part, and to help somebody else," says Virginia Gee, a member of the church. "You’re not in this alone and wherever they are, we hear that they are hurting, if it means we have to take it to them we will take it to them."