Pastor John Gray and Relentless Church gave money to church members, visitors and employees in a Sunday service just before Christmas.
The largest amount, $10,000, was given to a family that was days from having to move out of the area. The gift will help them settle back bills and allow them to stay in Greenville and remain a part of the Relentless family, Gray said.
Some of the gifts were for church employees, to help with medical bills and to reward an employee who recently finished a graduate degree.
In a video of the sermon, Gray stood before his congregation and leafed through a pile of white papers, each a person they would help.
A spokeswoman for Gray said the donations, which were not all publicized, totalled more than $30,000
In the video, Gray told one congregation member that his medical bills from a motorcycle wreck have been paid off.
Gray’s wife, Pastor Aventer Gray, read off the next paper. A visitor who comes to the church often had her power bill paid, Aventer Gray said.
John Gray said another family had a difficult year, a home lost in a fire and heart surgeries for a man who works security for Relentless. The costs went beyond what insurance covered, Gray said.
“We’re able to pay your $2,200 in medical bills,” Aventer Gray said.
She said that a woman from Fountain Inn was going through eviction and potential car repossession, but the church intervened and stopped the eviction. As the woman was called up on stage to join the worship, a choir burst into song.
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Source: Greenville News