Keith Norman, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Broad Avenue and member of the Board of Directors at Regional Medical Center at Memphis, is now also White House honoree. Norman was recently selected as one of the White House’s “Champions of Change” for Youth Violence Prevention. Norman, along with his congregation, works with local law enforcement and other groups to target blight and provide community engagement activities for youth in their Binghampton neighborhood.
“Change is all about not accepting the conditions of things as they are, but seeing where they can be better and actually implementing programs and creating opportunities for communities to get involved,” said Norman.
While in Washington to receive his Champion of Change honor, Norman also moderated a panel on how churches and the community can work together to reduce youth violence.