Pastor's 10th anniversary produced gift for 100 drivers


Abdel Yusef hadn’t decided whether to take his mother, Amal Yusef, to Cleveland or Pittsburgh to celebrate Mother’s Day today, but whichever destination he chose, he will have spent considerably less money to get there.

“This free gas will help, you know?” the Youngstown State University junior and pre-med major said with glee as he waited in line to see his Honda Pilot sport utility vehicle’s gasoline indicator surge from a quarter of a tank to full.

Yusef was among those who came to the BP gas station, 2703 Belmont Ave., to receive up to 10 free gallons of gasoline Saturday morning, courtesy of an outreach effort by Victory Christian Center’s Liberty Campus.

The church was giving away that amount of fuel to the first 100 vehicles to arrive at the station as a way of celebrating 10 years of ministry, explained the Rev. Lock P. Beachum Jr., head pastor.

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