On last Tuesday morning, over 30 pastors and elected officials gathered with community leaders to announce their fight against the gun violence that continues to happen throughout our streets and neighborhoods.
The Savannah Alliance of Pastors led by Rev. Da Henri Thurmond, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, gathered in response of God’s commandment “to love and to lead” said Thurmond. He began his speech with naming the 33 victims of homicide we have had in Savannah so far this year. “As more than 30 pastors across various denominational and faith traditions, we represent more than 10,000 residents of this community. We are here to express our love for our city and our objective is to stand against gun violence and murder in this wonderful place we call home.
On this day we stand united in purpose, committed in heart and open in mind to seeking solutions to this crisis that affects every segment of our city. We as pastors leading congregations desire to work with our government, business community and various organizations to eradicate the use of guns as a solution to our issues,” Thurmond continued.
Rev. Thurmond extended the invitation to other pastors desiring to be a part of this solution to join together on next Tuesday, November 21 at 4pm at the Coastal Transition Center located at 309 Stiles Ave. He concluded his statement with thanks and “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”