Omaha, Nebraska, Pastor Holds Prayer Walk After City’s 22nd Homicide This Year

 CLAUDIA BROCK/THE WORLD-HERALD Pastors Bruce and Pat Williams lead a prayer walk on Sunday to mark the slaying of Terrell Brown, 36. The Rev. Bruce Williams had met Brown through a drug recovery program.

CLAUDIA BROCK/THE WORLD-HERALD
Pastors Bruce and Pat Williams lead a prayer walk on Sunday to mark the slaying of Terrell Brown, 36. The Rev. Bruce Williams had met Brown through a drug recovery program.

The prayer walk group has been visiting the scenes of homicides for more than eight years — but this one was more personal for the Rev. Bruce Williams.

Williams, a leader of the group known as the First Responders, was among about 25 people who gathered Sunday behind a strip of businesses in northeast Omaha where Terrell Brown, 36, was found shot to death early Friday. Crosses and flowers have been laid at the site.

Williams, who got to know Brown through a drug recovery program offered through the Hope of Glory ministry, described him as a positive man who wanted to change his life.

“Terrell had struggles in the past, but he should not have died. We pray for this area, situation and family,” said Williams, who, along with his wife, Pat, is a pastor of Hope of Glory Church.

After an opening prayer from Williams, the group welcomed members of Brown’s family into the middle for a laying of hands blessing. People took turns offering spontaneous prayers and sentiments. Many referenced Brown as a father of four, “God’s angel” and “child of God.” Brown’s family was emotional during the prayer walk and left the site quickly once the prayer concluded. They declined to comment.

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SOURCE: World-Herald
Claudia Brock

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