Idora neighborhood residents unmoved by Mount Calvary's reassurance


A public meeting of the Idora Park Neighborhood Association and representatives of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church gave little insight into the future of the old Idora Park property.

Suffragan Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, pastor at Mount Calvary, reiterated Thursday night at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley that the church plans to build a $50 million City of God with a nursing home, counseling center, gymnasium and worship facility. The Church is focusing on phase one, he said, which would include a 75,000-square-foot dream center.

Tyson expounded upon the dream center’s amenities, but did not divulge funding information or offer a tentative ground-breaking date.

But James London, president of the Idora Neighborhood Association, was not convinced.

“We’ve heard this all before. Nothing has been done since it’s been in the hands of the church and it’s only gotten worse,” he told Tyson and other Mount Calvary representatives,

For more on the meeting, read Friday's Vindicator or

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