Contact Us

Texas Church Reaches Out to Muslims

The NorthWood Baptist Church in the Fort Worth suburb of Keller used the 10th anniversary of 9-11 to reach out to Muslims and invite them to church for a friendly visit.

The church worked with the Islamic Association of North Texas to get the word out in the Muslim community, and while some people were skeptical, it proved to be a huge success.

More than 1,500 Muslims and 1,000 Christians crowded into the church for the event. 

via Daveness_98

Northwood pastor, the Rev. Bob Roberts Jr. said the goal was to build bridges between people of very different beliefs, and allow people to get to know each other in a spirit of love and camaraderie.

While 9-11 was mentioned during the gathering, it wasn’t the focus. Pastors and imams talked more about what Muslims and Christians have in common than their differences.

Jokes were told — one imam commented that the Dallas Cowboys needed divine intervention — and congregants stood in unison to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge of Allegiance.

“A young lady in a hijab sang the Star-Spangled Banner,” Roberts said. “A combined choir of Muslim and Christian kids sang You Are my Sunshine.”  “We didn’t just sit around and preach sermons,” he said. “We talked together, laughed together, ate together and built relationships.”

Such events are important “to break down the barriers between our faiths,” said Imam Zia ul Haque of the Islamic Center of Irving. “It’s important to teach people what we believe in and how we see ourselves.”

via Keller church’s event draws 1,500 Muslims, 1,000 Christians | Religion | Dallas-Fort Worth Li….

Since this event, thank you messages have filled the church’s Facebook page, from Muslims who say they were blessed by the outreach event and hope to hold more, “In sh’allah” – God willing.

More From KSFA:

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksfa860.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on NEWSTALK 860 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on NEWSTALK 860 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!