photo by Debbie Adams
Several interns sign on to work with the REACH program each summer. Shown left to right are intern Lizzie Ferris, Pastor Frank Broughman from Under the Bridge Ministry, intern Connor Ferreri, Hattie from Under the Bridge Ministry, Pastor Tim Dayton who founded the REACH program, Dexter from Under the Bridge Ministry, and intern Lauran Corbin. Interns not shown are Jordan Moore, Emma Irvin, and Carlin Krause.

REACH is a non-profit organization founded by Pastor Tim Dayton of First Christian Church in Roanoke. Youth volunteers, mainly middle and high school students, come from around the country to perform a week of community service and learn that they can make a difference in the world. This is the eighth year for the REACH program in Roanoke.

Pastor Frank is one of their local community partners. He formed Under the Bridge Ministry in 2012 as a non-denominational outreach program— sharing the gospel with the area’s homeless and disabled, starting out under the bridge near the Rescue Mission.

The outreach led to a bus ministry and then an independent church, now located on Walnut Avenue in Vinton where Broughman holds services twice…

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