Organization invites Cleveland pastors to Ferguson prayer vigil - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Organization invites Cleveland pastors to Ferguson prayer vigil

National Action Network hopes a delegation from Cleveland will head to Ferguson for a prayer vigil. (Source: WOIO) National Action Network hopes a delegation from Cleveland will head to Ferguson for a prayer vigil. (Source: WOIO)

You can consider this a recruiting trip. Reverend R.B. Holmes Jr. is pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida but he's in Cleveland as a representative of the National Action Network, headed by Reverend Al Sharpton.

"I'm going around the country encouraging people of faith and color to keep the faith. To not turn to violence. What happened in Ferguson Missouri could happen in Cleveland, Jacksonville, New York, it doesn't matter," says Reverend Holmes.

He's hoping a delegation from Cleveland will make the trip to Ferguson for a prayer vigil. The service will be held Tuesday, one day after Michael Brown's funeral services.

"To pray that the grand jury will do the right thing. To pray that we do not allow thugs to take over that community. To pray for justice and peace and calmness," says Holmes.

We caught up with the Reverend as he was recruiting members of the First Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland to make the trip to Ferguson. Pastor Leonard King is looking to gather a delegation of 200 to go, with 75 of them being ministers.

"When there's unrest, untrust, between your law enforcement and the citizens then we have to do something about that," says King.

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