Since joining Community Renewal Society in 2013, New Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and its pastor, Rev. Cy Fields, have become one of CRS’s most active churches. Pastor Cy serves on the Reclaim Campaign Issue Team, and Sister Diane Roberts has taken a leading role in CRS’s work to address unemployment. Landmark’s passion, energy, and powerful turnout have become staples of CRS’s actions.
Located in East Garfield Park, New Landmark has long been a cornerstone of the neighborhood. Since joining CRS, New Landmark has used congregational organizing principles to found a Social Justice ministry which has grown to over 15 core members. Through their work with CRS’s Jobs Issue Team, this Summer, Landmark will be hosting a West side Jobs Club through a partnership with the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.
“Our work with CRS has helped us take our ministry on the next level in terms of creating change in our neighborhood and our entire city,” says Pastor Fields. “”We will continue to move forward to lift up our church and our neighborhood.”