People frequently ask, ‘Where’s the church?’ during social upheaval/racial tension as we see going on now throughout our country. Well, some pastors at several churches west of downtown Orlando, have decided to gather together, to walk in unity and to pray together.
The Prayer Walk, planned for Saturday, May 23 at 8 a.m., will start at First Baptist Church of Orlando (3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805). The goal is to “impact the community by making the hope of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God first through the proclamation of the gospel and the invitation to experience new life in Jesus Christ,” according to organizers.
Seven pastors – Derrick L. McRae (The Experience Christian Center), David Uth (First Baptist Orlando), Allen Wiggins (The Hope Church), Kelvin Cobaris (The Impact Church), David Jacques (The Kingdom Church), Leroy Rose III (New Covenant Baptist Church) and Jimmy King II (Proclamation Church), plan to stop at each church for prayer.
The walk, covering a six-mile route, will end with a time of joint worship at the Student Center of First Baptist Orlando, according to organizers from the Experience Christian Center.
“We can no longer read the devastating news headlines, look into the pews of our congregations directly affected and not unite with neighboring churches to support each other in such a perilous time. Our faith binds us and our community needs to see us come together,” said Pastor McRae, who is hosting a free gospel concert later Saturday evening at Jones High School.
Anyone can take part in the Prayer Walk and parking is available at the start of the event and along the way at the individual prayer sites. Bus or van transportation will be available to those not able to walk the entire way.
© Orlando Community News, 2015