2014. Hamilton, Ohio.
18 Overdoses. One Weekend.
The Church and Community Respond.
In 2014, when heroin overdoses began to receive national attention 18 young people died in one week in Hamilton County, Ohio. Fourteen services were held at one funeral home where Jordan Mullins, an employee, called his cousin, Lawrence Bishop II, a Pastor at Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio to share this tragic situation. Not only was the loss of life a devastating tragedy, but dying without Jesus Christ as their Savior was even more heartbreaking. Pastor Lawrence stopped everything declaring to his congregation they had to do something. He met with staff sharing they’d hold a series of outreaches on one weekend in Hamilton, Ohio and call it Hope Over Heroin until someone thought of a better name. He called his friend, Billy Price, Pastor at City on a Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio knowing without his involvement, the weekend outreaches may never happen. City on a Hill owned a significant outdoor staging and concert platform and Hope Over Heroin was born…
Pastor Cleddie Keith Heritage Fellowship Florence, KY Executive Board Member
Pastor Billy Price City On A Hill Cincinnati, OH Executive Board Member and Co-Founder
Pastor Jonathan Price City On A Hill Cincinnatti, OH Executive Board Member
Rosalie Canfield Executive Director Cleveland, OH
Blazine Monaco Development Director Cleveland, OH
Pastor Lawrence Bishop III Solid Rock Church Monroe, OH Co-Founder
Rallies would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of Roch Oberling, Crew and Production Manager, leading the men from Heritage House, the residential faith-based, three-phase recovery program managed by our founders at City on a Hill Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. House Manager and evangelist Cody Jones, a true testimony to Heritage House’s structure and success, and his team set up and manage the staging, technology, sounds and screens that make the magic happen. Simply put, we wouldn’t exist without them. Many thanks to the men at Heritage House and other recovery teams who have joined us in bringing hope to cities throughout the nation.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF:
Hope Over Heroin
is located at:
1755 Enterprise Pkwy., #400
Twinsburg, OH 44087