High on Hope Ministries to hold "Equip the City" event

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A ministry-based recovery organization is calling on the community to help combat the drug crisis in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

“There’s very few churches that know what to do if somebody walks in their door and they’re a heroin addict,” said Tim Craft, the founder of High on Hope Ministries. He said he is trying to change that. He’s partnering with the Warehouse Church in Parkersburg to hold “Equip the City.”

“I would love to eradicate addiction in the Mid-Ohio Valley see Jesus eradicate addiction in the Mid-Ohio Valley that would be the heart behind it man is just so we can be better,” Craft said.

Craft is inviting church leaders, pastors, and community members to come out to the Warehouse Church April 29th at 7 p.m. to learn more about the opioid epidemic and how they can unify to tackle the issue.

“We thought the government would take care of it, we thought culture would take care of it, and the church has kind of just ran away from it and I think right now is the time for the church to be the church and so if there ever was a time for us to be the light to a broken world it’s now in our culture today in 2019,” Justin Enoch, the lead pastor of the church, said.

Both Craft and Enoch have the same goal.

“If we can come together as a whole I believe we’re going to see the problem be fixed a lot quicker,” Craft said.

“And so I just hope this night that united that unity takes over and honestly that Jesus’ name be lifted up and glorified,” Enoch said.

The event is open to the public.