Church event chips away at racial division, political differences

by | July 20, 2014 3:57 pm

Last Updated: July 21, 2014 at 1:24 am

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left to right: Elmore Spann, Mark Hammond, Leon Winn and Moye Graham all enjoyed Rock Hill Baptist Church’s Faith, Fellowship and Biker Sunday event.

Black biker clubs worshipped alongside white Republicans Sunday morning at Rock Hill Baptist Church then sat down together afterward and enjoyed a meal of fried catfish and hot dogs.

“These are the decent, decent good people,” Pastor Leon Winn told the congregation, as he introduced S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond and S.C. GOP Chairman Matt Moore to the audience. “Give them a hand. They’re really trying to bring the state together in a positive way.”

“This is truly a day the Lord has made,” said Hammond from the pulpit. “It’s truly a blessing to be here.”

“There’s nothing here but sinners saved by grace,” Moore said. “We’re all in the same boat fighting for the same things.”

Hammond presented Pastor Winn with an official Recognition of Achievement for his work with Rock Hill Baptist Church.

For a complete story of Sunday’s Faith, Fellowship and Biker Sunday event, see the July 24 edition of The Manning Times.


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