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Unity Service of Bay County scheduled for Sunday

Pastors United to hold Unity Service of Bay County this weekend.
Pastors United to hold Unity Service of Bay County this weekend.(WJHG/WECP)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:14 PM CDT
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LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -

Our country is deeply divided. But some local pastors are hoping to bridge that divide and bring people closer together even with our differences.

After the death of George Floyd last year a group of local pastors started meeting twice a week to have frank discussions about what divides us.

However they’re taking it a step further and want to show Northwest Florida there is a way to work as one, as long as God is at the center.

“That’s what we’re pushing at Pastors United. It’s not social programs, it’s not the government, it’s really Jesus Christ that’s gonna be the answer to all the problems that we have in our community,” said Jesse Nelson a member of the leadership team for Pastors United. “So Jesus is the answer for the world today and that’s the answer we want to give to the world. He’s the basis of our reconciliation. he’s the basis of our brotherhood. He’s the basis of breaking down those barriers.”

Pastors United is holding a unity service Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m. at Sharon Sheffield Park in Lynn Haven with people from all walks of life blending their voices to break down barriers.

“This is needed because our nation is really divided and over the years we’ve seen that divide grow greater and so we need to start from the grassroots level because our nation is really just a composite of various small communities and so it’s important for us to come together so that as a community we have unity and then hopefully that will grow into the unity that we need for the United States of America,” said Nelson.

The pastors tell us everyone is invited Sunday no matter your skin color or church affiliation. And be sure to bring a lawn chair.

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