DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton and Living Word Church in Vandalia hosted a prayer vigil Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was in attendance Saturday.
This comes after both churches came together for a news conference with Rev. Renard D Allen, Jr. and Pastor Pat Murray on the topics of racism and injustice in society.
In a statement the church said that this is in response to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. Murray, who is the pastor for Living Word Church in Vandalia, and Allen, who is the reverend at St. Luke, are different ethnicities but share a common interest in doing what it takes to bring liberty and justice to all, says the church.