A pastor’s dream, a Roxbury church in crisis Proud Roxbury church, buried deep in debt, leans on the courts and faith to survive ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF Betty Williams (top left), the Rev. Gracie Redfearn, and Barbara Ravenell prayed at Charles Street AME Church. ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Work on the church’s Renaissance Center was halted amid financial woes. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS The Rev. Gregory Groover had big dreams for the congregation. PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF Charles Street Food Pantry volunteers Monica Marchando (left) and Lori Brown bagged produce. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS A document honoring the ‘‘Payers of the Church Mortgage Debt Free in 1943’’ hangs on the walls.