We are located in the West End Community two miles west of downtown Birmingham. At one time, West End was one of the more affluent neighborhoods in Birmingham. Prominent city and business leaders made their home in West End. It was also notorious as a place of white supremacy as Bull Conner, the infamous public safety commissioner who unleashed fire hoses and police dogs on peaceful demonstrators during the Civil Rights Movement, was a Sunday School teacher at a church in this community. Today West End is poverty-stricke neighborhood with 33% of the neighborhood residents living below the poverty level; 66% of all children live with single mothers. Kids face the constant temptation to join gangs or to use drugs. And yet, many neighborhood residents take great pride in West End; they work hard to make it better. We simply seek to be a church in the community for the community, a church that works with the neighborhood to change lives and better the area around us.