But, despite his pain, Mitchell was very involved in the church’s community outreach following the events of May 20.
“I think one of the things that makes us unique is that we are just involved. Our greatest desire is to shepherd and pastor people. I believe that starts with how I live. Do I have physical challenges? Yes. But everybody else has challenges, too. I feel like it’s my responsibility to live a life that others are expected to live. Unfortunately, because of crises, we can’t quit. Something that I say over and over is that crisis is always current and never convenient. I’m just trying to model for others to be an encouragement for others that while you might be in discomfort or pain or it might look like your life is falling a part, it might be the greatest moment of your life,” Mitchell said.