‘Love Day’ was inspirational

Published 3:09 pm Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday night, it was inspiring to see the congregation so full at Deliverance Ministry of Jesus, to celebrate the 14th year of ministry for Dr. Bernard and Felicia Bishop.

Several speakers noted the fact that the church was filled to capacity, but I was even more impressed by the diversity present. There were black citizens, white citizens, elderly citizens, young people, babies, former criminals and pastors alike. All were there for one reason, to celebrate the good things that the Bishops’ ministries have done for this community.

I couldn’t help but note that Monday’s date fell both in Black History Month and very close to Rosa Parks’ birthday (Feb. 4). It was inspiring to see people of so many races and creeds come together for the celebration. Pastor Bo Bell, of New Beginnings in Brewton, joked that he felt like “Bishop’s white brother,” but also noted how all people are brothers because of the cross and because of Christ. Mayor Jim Staff even good-naturedly noticed that “Atmore and Brewton folks” were getting along together.

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The old saying goes, “Can’t we all just get along?” For one Monday evening in Atmore, it felt like we all did.