The local pastors network, the Interdenominational Movement for Pastoral Accountability, Collaboration and Training (IMPACT), formerly PACT, is calling for a Unity Prayer Service for the City of Baltimore, its leadership and its churches during their state of emergency in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. The prayer service will be tonight, Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church, 1877 Iris Drive.
A letter sent to pastors invited all to the prayer service and for those who could not attend to pray from their own churches.
"While many will be unable to cancel there midweek services and Bible study this Wednesday, we felt compelled to organize an immediate spiritual response especially since church property has not escaped the wrath of violence, vandalism and fire. We urge you to pray from your sanctuaries. For all who are inclined, you are all welcomed to join us," said the letter.
The pastors in the network include:
Pastor J. Philip Baker - Shady Grove Baptist Church
Pastor Billie Cox - Macedonia Baptist Church
Pastor Layne Fields - Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Pastor Eric Lee - Springfield Baptist Church
Pastor George Levett - Straight Gate Church
Pastor Carlton Mathis - Kingdom Connection Church
Pastor Aldren Sadler - Church of New Beginnings
Pastor Chris Shipp - Bald Rock Baptist Church