Life Together was established in Memphis, Tennessee in 1992 by executive director Bishop David Allen Hall, pastor of Temple Church Of God In Christ.
After witnessing the gangs, drugs, guns, poverty and violence surrounding his church in the heart of the Clearborn and Foote Homes housing project, Bishop Hall launched successful initiatives that addressed issues and solved problems affecting the lives of some of Memphis’ most vulnerable citizens.
Stax legend Isaac Hayes was the official spokesman for the “I Took the Pledge” campaign against gangs, drugs and violence. Many of the initiatives were housed in the old Porter Gymnasium, including community festivals, health fairs, social services, job fairs, concerts, and sports activities. Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout and City Mayor W. W. Herenton teamed up with Life Together with funding, including other corporate sponsors like Backyard Burger, King Cotton, Time Warner, and TLC Healthcare.