That Sunday morning, Pastor Lawrence told the congregation there at Solid Rock in Monroe, that they needed to do something about this tragedy of not only people dying, but the fact that people were dying, lost for eternity, without Jesus as their Savior.
Pastor Lawrence stopped everything and held a meeting with the staff members that were there, right on the platform, and declared that they would do a series of meetings on one weekend in Hamilton, Ohio and that they could call it Hope Over Heroin, if no one thought of a better name.
Pastor Lawrence also said to the crowd there that morning, that he had to get his friend, Billy Price, pastor of City On A Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio, to come on board, or this meeting would never take place. Pastor Lawrence got the name right! Hope Over Heroin was born, thanks to that inspired moment, and our direction toward destiny was engaged!
The reason for that statement by Pastor Lawrence about Pastor Billy and City On A Hill, was because City On A Hill owned an outdoor stage and sound system that was desperately needed to do that event, as well as that Pastor Billy Price was a musician, together with Pastor Lawrence in The Livestock Band, a Christian Rock Band they had evangelized across the country with, and that they would also use as the musical act for this event.