Local Faith Community Unites to Cover Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson in Prayer at “Together for Power and Peace” Prayer Service
MIAMI, FL – In an effort towards healing and unifying our community during these times of pain and conflict, faith leaders will join together at a Prayer Service to cover Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) in prayer as she continues to be a voice for the voiceless. The Prayer Service will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m., the Historic Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church of Miami 1750 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
“Amidst the recent barrage of media reports is a grieving family and community,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “We will come together with local faith leaders to receive special prayers of encouragement and restoration as our community begins to heal.”
Renowned Civil Rights Activist Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network will serve as the keynote speaker. Prayer Service conveners include Reverend Dennis M. Jackson II, Senior Pastor of New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, and Reverend Father Denrick E. Rolle, Pastor of Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church. The faith community will form a Prayer Circle including members of the African American Council of Christian Clergy who will pray for representatives from each branch of the military. Mrs. Myeshia Johnson, wife of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, the 5000 Role Models Alumni who was recently killed in the line of duty in Niger, and members of the Johnson family will also receive a special prayer. “Together for Power and Peace” Prayer Service, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24); Mrs. Myeshia Johnson, wife of Army Sgt. La David Johnson; members of the Johnson Family; Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network; Reverend Father Denrick E. Rolle, Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church Pastor; Reverend Dennis M. Jackson II, New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Senior Pastor; the African American Council of Christian Clergy; and members of the five branches of the United States military Saturday, November 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m., the Historic Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church of Miami 1750 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a fourth-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school. Congresswoman Wilson also founded and chairs the Florida Ports Caucus, a bipartisan taskforce that coordinates federal action in support of Florida’s harbors and waterways. The Florida lawmaker sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee.