Trolls & Truth
14 Realities About Today’s Church That We Don’t Want to See
by Jimmy Dorrell
Trolls & Truth is the story of a local church of homeless people; college students; middle-class Christians; some poor and some rich; black, white, and brown; drunks; materialists; mentally ill; and former inmates who meet beneath the noise of 18-wheelers and rushing traffic under an interstate bridge in Waco, Texas.
As they live out biblical mandates across cultural barriers and institutional baggage, they remind us that the gospel cannot be shaped by socially accepted values and remain “good news.”
Item #: N064142
Category: Church and Ministry, Church Life, Missions
Size: 6 X 9 Inches
Page Count: 224
Pack Qty: 36
About the Author
Jimmy Dorrell is the pastor of Church Under the Bridge, an interdenominational church that grew from a Bible study with five homeless men in Waco, Texas, in 1992 underneath an interstate bridge. Today, there are 300 diverse people of many races and economic backgrounds who meet outside under the same interstate bridge each week.
Jimmy is no stranger to ministry among the poor. While still in his 20s, Jimmy and his wife, Janet, sold their home and traveled the world to witness world poverty firsthand. They returned to Waco and purchased a 4,000-square-foot house occupied by a woman with 40 cats, two mentally ill veterans, and a wild 19-year-old. They have lived there for 27 years, using the space as a harbor for ministry.
Jimmy and Janet founded Mission Waco in 1992, a Christian, holistic nonprofit to empower the poor. Jimmy remains Mission Waco’s executive director. He holds an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, an MA in environmental studies from Baylor University, and a DMin from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.