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First Baptist Church hosts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community worship service.

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) – First Baptist Church’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community worship service was scheduled for January. But bad weather led the church to postpone it to Sunday.

April 4, 1968, the date that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The Lexington community came together Sunday evening to honor and remember the work that MLK has done and continues to do.

Rev. McKinley Williams hosted community leaders including: Mayor Frank Friedman, President of Washington and Lee, Dr. William Dudley, Gene Zitver of the Lexington Democratic Committee, Pastor Adam Schultz and Ellen Wheeler of Project Horizon, Marquita Dunn , Vice President of the local NAACP chapter, Sarah Centurino President of local United Way, Dr. Robin Le Blanc of the Anti-Racism Effort community and Pastor Joe Cailles of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Each spoke about what MLK stood for and how its work continues today. With a global message of unity and solidarity in the Lexington community.

The First Baptist Church also hosted keynote speaker Reverend Dr. Boykin Sanders, professor of New Testament and Greek Studies at Virginia Union University.

The service was filled with musical guests, including the Maple Sugar Singers and Jerry Saddler and the Sounds of Pentecost Choir.

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