Community worship service for racial unity draws big crowds
COLUMBIA - Every available seat was full during a community worship service celebrating racial unity at The Crossing on Sunday night.
Bishop Lester Woods, Pastor of Urban Empowerment Ministries said Sunday's event was the result of more than 30 pastors getting together to discuss issues involving race.
"About half of us were African American pastors, and I'd say the other half were Caucasian," Woods said.
Together, the pastors came up with the concept for Sunday's service.
The Crossing's Senior Teaching Pastor Keith Simon said the most important message he wants attendees to take away from the service is "what we have in common in Christ is far more important than any differences we could have."
Woods echoed Simon's sentiment and said, "If we can worship together, we can work together. This event is just the start."