Historical Significance

Life Together, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization was established in 1992 by Bishop David Allen Hall, pastor of the historic Temple Church Of God In Christ. Bishop Hall noticed escalating issues of drugs, gangs, violence, poverty, and hopelessness in the Cleaborn Homes and Foote Homes housing projects across the street from his church, South City, the Old Porter Gym and the Boys and Girls Club.

With support from government, philanthropic and corporate sponsors, Life Together impacted and changed lives by launching successful campaigns against gangs, drugs and violence, including sports leagues that focused on teamwork and respect for others, cultural events, mentoring programs, social services, job fairs, and community health festivals. Stax legend Isaac Hayes served as the official spokesman for the “I Took the Pledge” campaign that youth embraced to not become involved with gangs, drugs and violence.

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The Vision

To establish a Life Together facility that will embrace and enhance the changing environment of South City as a thriving community renaissance project.

Our Mission

To strengthen the lives and well-being of citizens in Memphis and Shelby County.

Bishop David Allen Hall, Executive Director

Bishop David Allen Hall, Executive Director of Life Together, Inc., was born in Kokomo, Indiana in May of 1950. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Butler University, including a Master of Divinity from the C. H. Mason Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.

He was appointed pastor of the historic Temple Church Of God In Christ in 1991 that was founded and pastored by COGIC Bishop Charles Harrison Mason of the six million member Church Of God In Christ. Following in the spiritual footsteps of a legacy of faithful servants in COGIC, his lifelong work has afforded him key positions as jurisdictional prelate for the COGIC Tennessee Headquarters Jurisdiction which is comprised of 50 churches, editor of The Whole Truth Magazine, Chief Executive Officer of the COGIC Publishing House.

Bishop Hall is an avid farmer and Ecumenical Support Advisor for the 20,000 member Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association headquartered in Memphis. Married to Mary Portis Hall, MD, he is the father of two sons, Elder David Hall, Jr., and Elder Thomas Hall, Sr.

Life Together, Inc.
672 S. Lauderdale Street | Memphis, TN. 38126
Contact: Bishop David Allen Hall
Email: [email protected]