In the Big Easy, despair meets hope
Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina, church planters see God at work in a 'dark and difficult part of New Orleans.' Written by: Bobby Ross | Christian Chronicles
NEW ORLEANS — Charles and Angela Marsalis survived the flood that followed Hurricane Katrina by escaping to the balcony of their home congregation, the Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ.
Later, the couple returned to Hollygrove — the high-crime New Orleans neighborhood where both grew up — to share Jesus with boys and girls on the front porch of a relative’s hurricane-damaged home.
From those studies emerged the planting of the Hollygrove Church of Christ.
In 2006, Charles and Angela Marsalis pose in the balcony of the Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ, where they fled as floodwaters rose after Hurricane Katrina. (PHOTO BY BOBBY ROSS JR.)