Over 100 Ohio Pastors Voice Support for a Local Chick-fil-a Site

Youth from Sar Shalom Center showing their support for Chick-fil-A. (Frontlines Ohio)

The faith community has declared its solid support for a brick-and-mortar site for Chick fil-A in Richland County, Ohio. The Richland Community Prayer Network released an announcement with the endorsements of leading clergymen from over 100 local congregations.

The joint statement comes after one of only six mobile Chick fil-A food trucks in the nation visited several sites inside the county as part of a market study. The company does not have a restaurant within 53 miles of Mansfield but has said it now intends to look at available properties in the area.

“According to the clergy statement, “The exceptional reputation of Chick fil-A as a business and as a community stakeholder is unmatched. The company’s mission statement includes the goal of ‘glorifying God,’ which provides perspective on the regal treatment it gives its customers.”

Rev. Rick Wiseman, one of the signers of the clergy statement, has a personal reason for giving his support.

“I have a son who pastors a church in Woodstock, Georgia, who six years ago lost his hearing in one ear. As it turns out, Chick fil-A paid over $40,000 for my son to get cochlear implant surgery, which helped restore my son’s hearing.

“I have the highest respect for this company. Perhaps God is moving north central Ohio to spiritual revival with God-fearing companies possibly coming to our area.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News