The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 23, 2013

United in prayer

Enid’s ministerial alliance brings churches together to meet community needs

By Bridget Nash Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — There are a great many denominations and churches to serve them in Enid, but one group exists to unite them all under the belief that Jesus saves.

Enid Ministerial Alliance is a local group that brings together churches and pastors to work together to meet community needs.

“There is a lot of collaboration with the churches in the community,” said Brad Mendenhall, Ministerial Alliance president and pastor of World Harvest Church.

The alliance is a way, Mendenhall said, for churches to network and discover things that are needed in the community.

“One of the last events we worked together in was blessing the Enid schools with funds,” said Mendenhall.

The alliance meets with Enid Police Department to pray for Enid and inquire how they may see to the needs of the citizens.

Enid Ministerial Alliance also hosts the National Day of Prayer each year and hosts five-minute devotions each Monday at Garfield County Court House and at Autry Technology Center’s board meetings. The alliance also provides prayer for the city council meetings.

“Every other year we host the Enid High baccalaureate,” said Mendenhall.

Enid Ministerial Alliance also takes part in the Feed the Neighborhood event in Enid each August.

When the alliance isn’t working in the community, they are praying for it.

“We have a monthly prayer meeting,” said Mendenhall.

The alliance meets the first Wednesday of each month at P.J.’s Teen Center.

“We open (the alliance) up to any church that wants to participate,” said Mendenhall. “We’re stronger together.”

Currently Mendenhall is the president of the alliance, Alan Seibel is the vice president, Howard Deunk is secretary and Kevin Ward is treasurer.