Pastor Howell reached out to the pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Rev. Charles Harrison.
Harrison is also the president of the faith-based organization Ten Point Coalition, which focuses on reducing inner-city violence involving those 12 - 25 years old.
got the idea to create the organization after Indianapolis experienced 162 killings in 1998.
shared Ten Point Coalition
's success in its 17 years with the Zionsville United Methodist Church
"Last year, the 46208 zip code was the only zip code in Indianapolis that did not see an escalation in violence.
It was the only zip code that saw a reduction.
We almost saw a 50 percent reduction, particularly in the UNWA and the Crown Hill areas in 46208," Rev. Harrison