The John 17:23 Network exists to encourage, exhort, and equip the multi-ethnic Body of Christ in the greater Portland area to fulfill Jesus’ prayer that we might all be one. We will be meeting on October 9 from 7 – 8:30pm at Imago Dei Community (1302 SE Ankeny; Portland) in room 201. You are invited to attend this gathering, at which Robert Richardson will be speaking on gang violence and related issues in the Portland area. This event will introduce The John 17:23 Network to a sustained effort to become more aware of and address issues of gang violence.
Mr. Richardson has been on the front lines of gang violence intervention efforts both locally and nationally. He has a close working relationship with the Portland Police Bureau and their Gang Violence Task Force. He has appeared on the local news as an authoritative voice on the issues of Portland gang violence. He comes to The John 17:23 Network as an Elder at Emmanuel Temple in Northeast Portland.