Cynthia Saddler has made it a lifelong mission to help people recognize their potential and reach their goals. “I believes it is the responsibility of every person to give back to their community through service and a commitment,” says Cynthia.
She has served for over two decades as a volunteer with various community service agencies, run workshops helping women transition from welfare to work, and advocated for the eradication of poverty among women and children and the empowerment of all traditionally under-served populations.
Cynthia is an associate minister at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, serving as the Social Service Coordinator and youth and young adult facilitator.
Changing, Restoring and Strengthening Lives
At present, the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church congregation is engaged with Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) in issues related to restoring economic dignity amongst families, especially in impoverished areas, through an effort of capping the rate on payday lending and raising the minimum wage for workers.
In light of Central Seminary’s congregational health initiative, we would like to share with you recent news of this church’s efforts to be the agents of change in their community.
At Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, where Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield II (Fred E. Young Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible) serves as the Senior Pastor, the congregation affiliated with CCO, www.cco.org, in the late 1980s. CCO is a local affiliate of the Pacific Institute for Community Organization Network which trains volunteers from area congregations of all faiths in the leadership and advocacy skills required to effect the social change needed to improve the quality of life in their communities.
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