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The Legacy and Work of a Savannah Pastor and Missionary Lives On

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His life may have ended earlier this year, but the legacy of a well known "community service leader" and Savannah pastor lives on.

Pastor Freddie Hebron served as the long-time missionary and minister at the Christian Revival Center on Bull Street. The 64-year-old passed away in February. Hebron was known not only for his work in local communities, but also for the aid and recovery efforts he led in Haiti. 

Pastor Hebron traveled to Haiti often with his Christian Revival Missionary Team for more than twenty years. He offered food, supplies, hope, and emotional support to survivors after the devastating earthquake that struck three years ago and left approximately 230,000 Haitian dead.

Continuous trips to the Caribbean nation put him in contact with thousands of struggling individuals, but he took one young Haitian under his wing and inspired him to turn his tragedy into a blessing and help others.

Morisseau Mercredy met Pastor Hebron when he was only 12 years old. Now 32, Mercredy paid his first visit to the United States and Savannah this month.

He spent much of his time working with Pastor Hebron's widow, Kim, to organize CRC's next big mission- feeding an anticipated 64,000 children during the center's upcoming Vacation Bible School this August in various churches in Port-au-Prince.

Tuesday night he stopped by WSAV for a one-on-one interview with our own Kim Gusby. Mercredy explained that Pastor Hebron was much more than a pastor to him, but also a friend and a father.

He said Pastor Hebron had a huge impact on the people in Haiti and he made sure they knew he cared about them. Mercredy offered this statement, "That's the reason you see me here today. He died by his flesh, but by spirit, he still lives inside of me and that is the reason I try to do the best I can to carry his work and his vision."

The Christian Revival Center is always accepting donations be it food, clothes or monetary. To make a donation, you can stop by the center located at 2020 Bull Street or call 912-233-3545.

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