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Church gives Jonesboro teen bike; teen wants to make community better

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

One Jonesboro teen said Tuesday he's looking to help make his community a better place than it is today.

It started by walking two miles to church every Sunday and Wednesday.

Nine months ago, 16-year-old Mister Rigley visited the Community Fellowship Church, initially looking to play a game of basketball.

As time passed, he began to build a relationship with Christ, culminating with his baptism over the weekend.

Recently, the church found out about Rigley's journey and bought him a bicycle so his travels to church will be more smooth.

Now, Rigley said he wants to bring good to his community and his youth pastor, Mickeal Quillman, said Rigley has a heart unlike any he's ever met.

"How many of us would walk that far to claim to be Christians or even pastors would walk two miles to come to church and here's a 16-year-old boy doing that," Quillman said.

"I hope I can get every kid in my neighborhood to come here, so they don't have to be on the streets, you know," Rigley said.

Rigley said his next goal is to host a youth church block party for his neighborhood.

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