“They try to calm you down. They say you don't have to be so radical,” Chan said.
He also said he believes the Lord's vision for Oklahoma City's Christian community is one of unity, so churches need to work together.
“I would love to see you striving with one mind, not divided by anything, not frightened by anything,” Chan said. “I want you to live by faith. If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Meanwhile, Jones said he hopes the mission, through the FeedOKCNow campaign, will partner with the faith community and the community-at-large to raise funds to combat hunger in the metro area. He said last year, City Rescue Mission served more than 400 men, women and children daily through its various programs, and provided about 300,000 meals to the homeless in the community.
The Rev. Todd Theissen, pastor of Summit Church in Newcastle, said he attended Monday's event because he and his congregation support City Rescue Mission's efforts to aid the poor and homeless.
“We believe in everything the rescue mission does. We believe they have the premiere ministry to the homeless in this community,” Theissen said.
The preacher said he was inspired by Chan's message urging churches to unify and act with courage.
“We want to be a part of anything that is calling this city to action,” he said.