Hundreds fill ballpark for 3rd Annual Praise in the Park

JACKSON, Tenn. — About 30 local churches gathered at the Jackson ballpark for the 3rd Annual Praise in the Park Sunday

“Just enjoy yourself, this is not a program this is praise in the park,” City of Jackson Director of Neighborhood Screen Shot 2016-10-30 at 10.18.05 PMServices Monique Merriweather said. “We want you to just left the spirit of the Lord have its way.”

Sunday afternoon hundreds were on their feet, praising in the ballpark. Promoting unity in our community.

“If we learn how to work together across race across religions, we can make a greater impact on making our city a better place,” District 2 City Councilman Johnny Dodd said.

Choir members from across Jackson joined together to form a Unity Choir.

“Heaven is not going to black and heaven is not going to be white,” unity choir member Elizabeth White said. “We’re going to be all of God’s children in heaven and we are going to be uplifting the name of God to the highest.”

Although the audience was mixed with people from different backgrounds and denominations, pastors say that shouldn’t stop unity.

“We ‘re going to say, hey there is going to be one thing, and that is that is a unified message of the gospel,” Fellowship Bible Church pastor Eugene Brandt said.

Screen Shot 2016-10-30 at 10.18.55 PM“When we come together we won’t experience hate,” Destiny Church pastor Rhonda Pettigrew said. “When we come together we wont have any racial divides because love has set a standard.”

Special guest, Nu voices, came to Jackson all the way from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma for Sunday’s event.

Praise in the Park was sponsored by the city of Jackson, an event some say will keep the community together.

“But united we will stand and we know that Jesus is the glue that holds us all together,” Angela Snider said.

After the music and a short sermon, everyone was able to enjoy a fireworks show.

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