AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - Habitat for Humanity's operational headquarters building was dedicated in honor of the organization's spiritual father in Americus Tuesday.
Members of Habitat's senior leadership team, Habitat employees, and community members gathered for the event paying respect to Clarence Jordan.
Jordan was a Southern Baptist pastor and farmer from rural Georgia. He dedicated his life and ministry to advocating for those living in poverty and for equality of all people.
"Clarence Jordan's spiritual teachings and concept of 'partnership housing' provided the underpinnings that still guide our work today," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "His dedication to his lifelong ministry has inspired all of us at Habitat to continue working toward creating a world where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to call home."
Jordan also established an interracial Christian farming community named Koinonia Farm where members worked together and people were treated equally.
The organization's Lamar Street headquarters building was dedicated in honor of Jordan.
To learn more about Jordan and his contributions to Habitat for Humanity, click here.