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New Church Starts In Hub City

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A new Hattiesburg church is up and running.   It's called Liberty.

"We want to see people set free and set into God's purpose for their life," Lead Pastor Robbie Larson said.

He said the plan has been in the works for a while.

He and his wife are starting the church with help through Association of Related Churches (ARC). 

"If you want to see a church planted to see people come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they're willing to work with you," Larson said.

He said they were looking for a town with a large college influence without another ARC plant where there was a felt need.

"Not that Hattiesburg needed another church, but there are, shockingly, over 55,000 people here in Hattiesburg that do not attend church anywhere," Larson said.

He said churches aren't keeping up with America's population growth, and new churches statistically attract people who usually do not attend church.

About 100 people worshiped with Liberty Church Sunday, and Larson said he hopes for many more.

"We're just so excited to be a part of what God is doing here in Hattiesburg," he said. 

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