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Mosaic born again: Mission continues in North Chattanooga

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Tim Reid is unapologetic.

His downtown church that once was labeled a "danger to the community at large" by Chattanooga's mayor has largely managed to avoid public scrutiny since settling into its new home on Mississippi Avenue in North Chattanooga.

But Mosaic church's mission to reach urban youth and gang members using methods some critics have called "extreme" has not wavered.

"We're doing what we've always done. We've never really changed what we've done, it just seems like the violence surrounding us escalated at certain times," said Reid, who pastors the church.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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