North Carolina Expansion Plans Take Shape with Visits to Major Cities

Greensboro North Carolina
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Deer Park Church in North Carolina has set plans to visit all the major cities in North Carolina to prepare for future expansion.  In March, one minister visited Greensboro, the third largest city in North Carolina.

As of the 2015 census, the city, Greensboro, estimated population was 285,342; As of the census of 2010, there were 111,731 households; and 63,244 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,131.7 people per square mile (822.9/km²). There were 124,074 housing units at an average density of 980.8 per square mile (378.6/km²). The racial composition of the city was 48.4% White, 40.6% Black or African American, 4.0% Asian American (1.6% Vietnamese, 0.7% Indian), 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3.8% some other race, and 2.6% two or more races. Non-Hispanic Whites were 45.6% of the population in 2010, compared to 70.9% in 1970.[17] People of Hispanic or Latino heritage, who may be of any race, in 2010 were 7.5% of the population (4.6% Mexican, 0.7% Puerto Rican).

The city of Greensboro has many major institutions of higher education. Universities and colleges are Bennett College, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro College, Guilford College, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Carolina Graduate School of Divinity.

Through the trip, ministers at the church are able to pray locally for the city and also met the local people to talk with and get to know them. Please continue to pray for the mission in Raleigh to settle well and the for the major cities in North Carolina to be opened through mission in the coming year.