National & Global Day of Prayer and Repentance
There is only one answer for all the unrest in our society today, and that answer is prayer. On Sept. 26, 2020 citizens of the community of Olney joined together downtown at the gazebo for The National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance.
First Baptist Church Pastor Chad Edgington opened the service with prayer. In between periods of praise and worship Pastor Andy Graham, Brian Wadley, Eugene Bullard, Tinker Barker, Frankie Bailey, Dan Hooper, David Carpenter and Louis Golden took the stage to say brief prayers for our nation, our city and its officials, the election, first responders, revival and many others.
After Pastor Chad realized no women were asked to pray, he called Verma Fobbs to the stage to render a prayer.
“I really enjoyed hearing Verma’s prayer. It was both powerful and inspirational,” said Gail Spears.
Vocalist Alyssa Betts joined The Hope Fellowship Worship Team, comprising Paul and Anne McQueen, Kristi McQueen and Chris Taylor. The praise and worship songs appeared to be uplifting to the community while praising God for life, peace and love.
Chris Taylor, drummer for Hope Fellowship, said, “It was an amazing sight to see all denominations, races, ages and backgrounds come together to show the body of Christ. We all came together in prayer for one another and for our nation and I know God heard us.”
The morning prayers were concluded with Louis Golden, pastor of Rising Star Baptist, playing the keyboard and singing a song of worship.