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Mission 615 – Group serves others in Nashville

Over 30 volunteers traveled to Nashville with The Way Church to serve with Mission 615. Photo submitted

By Katrina England


Hart Co. News-Herald


The Way Church from Horse Cave recently traveled to Nashville to serve with Mission 615. The church has been involved with the organization for over 10 years, so this most recent trip was a continuation of a longstanding partnership.

Established in 2009, Mission 615 is a Christian non-profit that helps the unhoused on the streets and underprivileged kids in and around Nashville. They operate completely on donations and fundraising events throughout the year.

“Pastor Eric Anderson, the pastor who started Mission 615, is a dear friend of ours,” said Paul Grider, Pastor of The Way Church. “Angela and I went to Israel with him and his wife.”

Grider has served alongside Anderson and Mission 615 on numerous occasions.

“From a church camp, to a high school gym, to setting up church under the bridge, and now going to the homeless camp itself, we have done it all with mission 615,” Grider shared.

According to Grider, what sets Mission 615 apart from other outreaches is their focus on the Gospel.

“They want people’s immediate needs met, but Mission 615 values their eternal needs even more,” said Grider. “We have seen many people saved, baptized, and delivered through this ministry. Some of the people who have helped lead it are the very same ones that were once served by it. They are connected to Compassion Church and Hope Center Ministries, which is an amazing recovery center. Real life change is happening here.”

The Way Church will be returning to Mission 615 every few months, and for anyone who wishes to contribute to their effort, their list of continuous needs includes propane, tents, tarps, sleeping bags, protein snacks, and drinks.

“Our outreach team is going back on April 13th,” said Grider. “That day, our worship team will lead worship, and I will preach the Gospel for our friends from the street. Then, we will get them a hot meal and hand out items to help them. Keep us in prayer.”

For more information about the efforts or mission of the organization, visit the website at or for local information, contact Pastor Paul Grider.


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