TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- About 20 pastors came together at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee to pray for the Charleston church that lost nine members in a shooting Wednesday.
They were of different denominations, races and genders, but they had the same purpose: to pray for healing in America and to unite the Tallahassee church community.
"We wanted black pastors and white pastors to stand together," said Bethelp pastor R.B. Holmes, Jr. "It's not about black or white. This is about evil. The way you deal with evil, you deal with by the forces of prayer and hope and never giving up. We're not going to surrender this community - not this country - to evil voices and evil forces."
One of the ideas brought up in this meeting was to hold a service out in the community on June 28, specifically in high crime areas.
On Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m., church leaders will meet at Bethel AME Church to continue praying for the Charleston church.