Evansville, IN - Memorial Baptist Church will hold a candlelight vigil on Sunday September 23, 2012 at 8 pm at 1010 West Delaware Street (Delaware & 3rd Ave) in Evansville.
The vigil is in response to the recent news that a local man, Cedric Jamal Watt of Henderson KY, was shot dead hours after another vigil was being held for another murder victim; Brandon Draper. Watt was a victim of a senseless violent crime resulting in his premature death. He was twenty-four (24) years old.
Memorial Baptist Church’s youth pastor Rev. George Madison, Jr. and senior pastor Rev. Adrian M. Brooks, Sr. again want to encourage the Evansville community to join together to stop the senseless killing and violence that has been occurring within our community. Rev. Brooks wants the community and those that live here to understand and realize that we all should value life. Both Rev. Brooks and Rev. Madison spend time with young men and youth in general trying to sow seeds of faith within this next generation to understand that violence and prison are not ways to become men or show strength and courage.
In addition to the encourage the end to the violence that has been trickling into our city, Memorial Baptist Church wants to lend a hand in supporting the many have been affected by this young man’s death by encouraging them and helping them heal with such a tremendous loss.
Memorial Baptist Church offers private and confidential counseling services to those who may need assistance. In addition to the candlelight vigil Memorial Baptist Church will have its regularly scheduled 8 and 11 am Sunday services in which anyone wishing to come for prayer or needing assistance regarding this crime or loss is welcome to attend.
ABOUT MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
• Established in 1925
• Under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Adrian M. Brooks, Sr. since 1993
• Currently offers two (2) Sunday worship services at 8:00 am & 11:00 am
• Currently offers over sixty (60) ministries open to the public as well including:
o Counseling services
o NA/AA meetings
o Youth Activities
o Men’s Groups
o Women’s Groups
o Food Assistance
• Works in conjunction with its non-profit partner the Memorial Community Development Corporation which offers over five (5) programmatic areas including:
o Affordable Housing
o Neighborhood Stabilization including Emergency Home Repair and Homes for Sale
o Youth Employment and community involvement
o Health Care Clinic