Wornall Road needs help in serving schools
The reality of violence in Kansas City hit home late Saturday night, Nov. 19, to Wornall Road Baptist Church. That was when an honor student at Southwest High School became the city’s 100th murder victim in 2011.
Messengers to the 2009 KNCSB annual meeting welcomed Wornall Road into the convention. Mark Clifton, former KNCSB staff member, is lead pastor.
Wornall Road is located 2 blocks north of Southwest High School. The church spent the fall serving the school’s football team. Wornall Road was beginning to serve the basketball teams when Rickey King, a popular honor student, was murdered. Although King was not involved in football or basketball, his death was still a blow as many of the athletes were friends with him.
King’s death prompted Wornall Road to hold “The Longest Night” prayer vigil for Tuesday night, Dec. 20. The event was designed to pray for and show compassion to the families and friends of Kansas City murder victims as well as pray for the peace of the city.
Wornall Road needs churches and individuals to join in ministering to Southwest High School. The church is providing meals to the basketball teams—240 meals in one week alone.
In addition, the church serves Border Star School, a charter Montessori school located across the street.