In a remarkable display of faith and generosity, Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, led by Bishop Joseph Warren Walker III, has set a precedent with ground-breaking educational support for students and universities.
On November 11, during this year’s College Sunday event, the historic church awarded over $500,000 to universities and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Additionally, the church established a historic Purge Fund for Tennessee State University (TSU) and Fisk University. The Purge Fund, according to Walker’s Monday Instagram post, seeks to provide financial assistance to students connected to Mt. Zion who are at risk of dropping out due to payment plan challenges.
“Anytime a student connected to Mt. Zion at the above mentioned universities is faced with going home because of their payment plan costs, this fund will help them stay in school,” the post read.
The ground-breaking initiative showcases Mt. Zion Nashville’s commitment to equipping young people with the necessary tools to thrive in life.
Walker said in a Thursday Instagram statement that he is hoping the unwavering commitment will undoubtedly inspire others to follow suit, creating a ripple effect of generosity and support.
“As a faith leader and father, I understand how important it is for the current generation and future generations to be equipped with the right resources to be successful in life. We, @mtzionnashville, strive to be an oasis of hope not only for the community but for the world,” he wrote.
“This year’s College Sunday was monumental because not only did we give away over $500,000 to universities and HBCUs but we established a historic Purge Fund for @tennstateu and @fiskuniversity.” My hope is that this bold act of faith and generosity will inspire other faith organizations, leaders, and alumni to sow back into the people and places that poured so much into them,” he added.
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