A Katrina story: The time I saw Jesus come alive in Pascagoula, Miss.
In my experience with Hurricane Katrina, I considered many heroes…
Through the years, these brothers in Christ have become more than sources to me. They are my friends. I love and appreciate each of them.
I enjoyed catching up with both this week, albeit via Zoom. In our conversation, we talked about this week’s 15th anniversary of Katrina and how that disaster experience was different from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Dobbs and Ferguson served as ministers for Churches of Christ on the Mississippi Gulf Coast when Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005.
Both were active in the disaster relief effort.
“I just hope that Christians will realize the massive nature of this destruction,” Dobbs told me in Katrina’s immediate aftermath. “From where I stand, there are people down the street from me living in tents in their front yard. This is going to be a long, long process.”
For more on the Katrina anniversary, see my updated interview with Charles, Angela and Willie Marsalis — who survived the storm by escaping to the balcony of the Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ in New Orleans. (We had a few technical difficulties, so the video is a condensed version of my discussion with the Marsalises.)
Join the discussion: What are your memories of Hurricane Katrina?
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