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Elgin church hosts prayer vigil for Charleston
Elgin Prayer Vigil
Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons (center) and Kershaw County Chairman Julian Burns (second from right) participate in a community prayer vigil at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Elgin for the victims of the June 23 church shooting in Charleston. Joining them are (from left) Bishop Arizona DeVane of Elgin Church of God, Pastor Lorenzo White of Fathers House Ministries, Blaney Fire Chief Greg Beck, Pastor Jerry Lewis of Union Baptist Church and Pastor Ken Jackson of Hillcrest Baptist Church. - photo by Tenell Felder
Sunday evening, Hillcrest Baptist Church hosted a community prayer vigil for the victims and families of the June 17 shooting during a night bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Nine African-American worshippers died in what has been reported as a hate crime. Members from the Elgin community attended the vigil to pray for the nation, the community and state.