Fri Dec 21, 2018, 09:49 AM

Pastors raise, distribute $30,000 for Hoover workers after shooting

An interracial group of pastors is distributing more than $30,000 to assist Riverchase Galleria workers and others hurt by the boycott and protests in Hoover after a police shooting that killed a black man at the mall on Thanksgiving night.

Demonstrators have been protesting the Thanksgiving night shooting death of Emantic Fitzgerald “E.J.” Bradford Jr. at the mall. Two others were wounded.

“There’s a dark cloud hanging over this situation; there are no winners,” said said the Rev. Mike McClure Jr., senior pastor of the Rock Church. “The family wants justice, the community wants justice.”

A group of 130 pastors met Dec. 5 at Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover to form an interracial group called “Pastors4People” to heal divisions in the wake of the shooting.

“It was a time for pastors to come together, to love the Lord, to pray together, to draw close together,” said the Rev. Buddy Gray, senior pastor of Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover. “When we seek to understand and love each other, we can make things better.”

The group pledged $30,000 that day. “Our job is to be a voice of reason and a voice of peace,” McClure said. “My biggest goal was to be a blessing to people who were impacted.”


Service....that's part of what the Lord wants, at least in my studies....People can work together to help their fellow brothers and sisters...

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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:42 AM

1. Good news!

Bradford's shooting was a real tragedy; he appears to have been a "good guy" trying to do the right thing. Regardless, there's not going to be any recovery until people decide to pull together.

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