ROCKINGHAM – In a time when the country is finding itself culturally divided on an assortment of issues, dozens of Richmond County Residents gathered this past weekend to try their hand at bringing people closer together.
On Saturday, October 21, Christians United for Christ participated in the second Walk for Jesus in downtown Rockingham.
Event organizers Bill and Sandi Hollon had a vision where all Christians could unite, breaking down the barriers of denominations. More so, they hoped it would be an event where all Christians could celebrate their God and beliefs as a whole.
With the walk beginning at 9 a.m., local police officers escorted approximately 100 walkers on the walk from the old R.W. Goodman parking lot down Franklin Street to Washington Street West, which then concluded at Harrington Square.
After the walk, the celebration was not over. There were many speakers including Freedom Baptist Church pastor Ronnie McLean, Faith Missionary Baptist Church pastor Travis Wilkerson, Sherriff James Clemmons, college pastor Danny Guity, and the Director of Missions Pee Dee Baptist Association Dr. CJ Bordeaux.
The overall message from all who spoke was the sharing of the gospel, to not be ashamed, and to take stands within the community to share the Christian beliefs.
“The message is clear to me that it is time to take up our cross and follow Jesus,” said Karen McLean, wife of Ronnie McLean.
Music was provided by Cedron’s Bridge, and the event was sponsored by Freedom Baptist Church’s 10-10-10 mission fund.