Greenville Residents Pray, Walk Against Violence

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

The recent spike in violence in Greenville has caused worry for many and today, church leaders and members from all over Greenville came together to take back the community with a prayer walk against violence.

Hundreds of concerned residents and local churches gathered at Third Street School to discuss the increase in violence and show if we all come together, its possible to combat crimes that have recently rocked the community. We spoke with church leaders at the prayer walk against violence about the recent rash of crime.

"I just feel like we can do something as a church, that inner feeling it hurts to see your community being put down like this and being labeled as it is, so we want to bring a positive aspect to whats going on in the community.," said Pastor William Harper of New vision Faith Ministries.

"This is our community. This isn't West Greenville this is our neighborhood,. These are our neighbors. We love the people of West Greenville, and to say it's their problem- it's our problem. We are one community. We believe we are one church, one community, one body of Christ, and its not us and them," said Director of Outreach at Covenent Church Walter Strathy.

All churches in attendance plan on coming together again to help the community address issues of violence.

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