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March for Jesus returns

Published 7:56pm Saturday, June 22, 2013

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The March for Jesus, once an annual event put on by local ministry cooperative Impact Suffolk, will make a return this week.

The event will take place beginning at the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum on Main Street on Saturday at 9 a.m. after gathering at 8. It will head down the street to Constant’s Wharf Park, where guest speaker and Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Bishop E.W. Jackson, will speak. Worship will be held until noon.

The organization last did the March for Jesus about five or six years ago, said Impact Suffolk vice president and March for Jesus chairman Win Anderson.

“In the interim, there’s been kind of a lull nationally,” Anderson said. “It does seem like nationally there’s an apathy for bringing the joy of Christ into the public square. It’s unfortunate, and we’re excited to do so.”

He said a new executive board this year decided to bring the event back.

“We just felt led of the Lord as we had our executive meeting,” Anderson said. “Several people have asked about it, and we said, ‘Let’s do this.’”

“March for Jesus coincides with Impact Suffolk’s vision to reach local ministries across denominational and racial boundaries to unite for the common cause of our love for Jesus Christ,” Anderson said.

At the post-march rally, praise and worship teams and local youth ministries will present worship through music, dance and drama. Area pastors will pray for community and government officials, and free food will be available.

“This is a really big day,” Anderson said.

People who are unable to stand for long periods should bring lawn chairs to the rally. For more information on the event, call 816-5055.

 

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