Two large downtown churches came together for a special prayer service Sunday morning.
Shiloh Metropolitant Baptist Church and First Baptist Church partnered to pray for those who have been killed, law enforcement officers and members of the minority community.
“Hatred solves nothing. Love of God solves everything,” West Wilson, an elder at Shiloh Church said.
“We believe the love of Jesus Christ brings love, unity and can overcome the barriers that divide us,” at First Baptist Associate Pastor, Heath Lambert, said.
Two churches, one message: regardless of the color of your skin or your uniform, Jesus Christ loves you.
“To us, color means nothing to God there is one color, red, and he shed his blood for us to all be united, and so now is the time to be united, a time of unity. Not hate, but love,” Wilson said.
The morning service saw a little more blue as members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Mike Williams, filled the pews.
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