David W. Addison

Statesville, NC – God’s Mighty Men, a men’s group from approximately 10 churches in Iredell County who meet weekly at Horizon Church, will be hosting Statesville Police Department Chief of Police David W. Addison, Esq. and Crime Prevention Officer Chan Austin on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 from 9am – 11am. Addison and Austin will be addressing the group regarding race relations and other topics. After their presentation, there will be a time of prayer, along with a Q&A Session with attendees. Horizon Church is located at 316 Signal Hill Drive in Statesville (behind Cozumel Mexican Restaurant). The event is free and area pastors and men’s groups are invited to attend.

Chief Addison, a law enforcement professional with over twenty years of experience accepted the Chief of Police position with the SPD in February 2019. Last year, he began hosting monthly community meetings to encourage open communication between the police department and the Statesville community.

As Crime Prevention Officer, Austin’s focus is to organize and manage community involvement programs such as Neighborhood Watch and Citizen’s Police Academies, which help reduce crime while providing valuable volunteer resources to assist law enforcement. He also reaches out to local schools, churches and organizations providing safety presentations to educate citizens of all ages.

Jason Bost, co-pastor at Horizon Church who will be moderating the discussion says, “We are eager to learn what our local churches can do to help alleviate tension between the races.” Bost continues, “Regardless of our race, we must all find a way to work together for the good of our community, and working with law enforcement is a great place to start.”

Horizon Church is a non-denominational church located at 316 Signal Hill Drive in Statesville, NC. Worship times are Sunday mornings at 10:00 am and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Services are of a casual atmosphere, with contemporary music, and messages relevant to everyday living. Charles Williams is the founding pastor of the church, which was founded in 1999; and Jason Bost is co-pastor. God’s Mighty Men is a Bible study group that meets every Saturday at 9am. It is open to men from all area churches and serves as the official men’s ministry of Horizon Church. The church website is www.horizonchurch.net and the phone number is (704) 873-5250.