The churches are part of the Collective Empowerment Group, and the organization has 40 business partners that offer special deals or discounts to their parishioners.
“We call it the AARP of church,” said Pastor Eugene Ellington, president of the group’s board and pastor of Consolation Baptist Church in College Hill. The partner companies involved get vetted before joining and are reviewed each year, he said.
But it’s not just the people who benefit.
In just nine months, Collective Empowerment Group parishioners generated roughly $350,000 in business for the group’s strategic partners, he said.
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