Richard Dover is the Senior Pastor of Seattle Open Door Church (multi-culural church) in Burien, WA (A small town South of Seattle.) Pastor Rich has a passion to show the love of God by reaching out to those whom society has rejected. He has spent over 20 years ministering to addicts, homeless, and mentally ill.
The great news is that he pastors a church that has the same passion. Their vision is to Love God, Love People, Love Life. If you love God you wll automatically love people. If you love God and people, how can you not love life? The mission of Seattle Opend Door Church (SODC) is to reach out to the disillusioned, disenchanted, disconnected, and disenfranchised.
Since becoming the Senior Pastor of SODC Pastor Rich has emphasized that the church must reflect its culture, thus SODC has church services in a variety of languages.
Based upon the above it only makes sense Pastor Rich and SODC would be involved in helping refugees in the Seattle area. Hope you will partner with us in helping refugees by giving to the Winter Welcome Festival cause.
It is also the goal of Seattle Open Door Church to make our building available for organizations to use for classroom space, i.e. ESL Classes, Job Placement classes, meeting location for various groups. All of these are opportunities for us to minister to those who come to classes. However, our challenge is our old building needs improvements to look more professional. The main improvement is to replace the very outdated and old carpet. As a small congregation there is no way we can raise within our congregation the $10,000 needed. (We are able to obtain the carpet at wholesale pricing and discounted labor rates) So we asking others to partner with us to have a greater opportunity to minister in our community.
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