New Innovative Health Project to Take Root in Fort Worth

February 14, 2024

BURLESON, TEX. – The city of Fort Worth is poised to welcome a groundbreaking community initiative. In partnership with the North American Division, the Southwestern Union is embarking on a new health and wellness project that is set to transform an unused urban space into a hub of positive change and connection. This new initiative is being spearheaded by Randy Phillips, DO, Southwestern Union’s Director of Health Ministries who will also be the outreach center director. 

The project aims to create a welcoming community space, offering an array of beneficial activities and classes. Its unique approach focuses on health, education and community engagement. From health classes to cooking workshops, financial seminars and psychological support events, the project is designed to foster skill development and promote well-being.

Phillips is committed to enriching lives and empowering community members. His leadership is expected to drive the project towards its goal of making a significant and lasting difference in the community as a friendship mission and center of influence.

According to Phillips, “Our goal is to be a welcoming, nurturing place for everyone, wherever they might be on their journey. To ease pain from whatever source in their life and to help reinvigorate and restore as Christ guides us. By partnering with both other faith-based groups and secular city/county sources (including academic institutions such as Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) and local medical and nursing school programs) we can exponentially increase our impact and extend our program outreach.”

Central to the project is the establishment of an inclusive community space where people from diverse backgrounds can gather, interact and thrive. The project will also feature a health-conscious café/bistro, adding a unique flavor to its offerings.

The primary impact of the project will be evident through empowered community members who gain new skills, knowledge and resources. It aims to improve physical and mental well-being, foster social cohesion and create a sense of belonging and inclusion. The project anticipates increasing awareness of our commitment to express the care and compassion of Christ.

The project promises to be a beacon of hope and transformation in Fort Worth. Its commitment to enriching lives and fostering a sense of community is set to leave a lasting legacy of empowerment and well-being.

By Jessica Lozano