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Pastor John Girton At The Vigil Site

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, September 23, 2015. (Interview With Pastor John Girton And His Anti Violence Vigil Sarts At 29:39 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). For three weeks Pastor John Girton, Pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church has been holding a vigil in a tent at 30th and Dr. King Street to call attention to the rising violence in Indianapolis and help galvanize the community to take action.

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8 Crosses Marking Murders Since September 4th Vigil Began At 30th & MLK

Eight white corsses marks the spot of the vigil, representing the eight murders that have occured in the city since Pastor Girton’s vigil started September 4th.  Afternoons with Amos talked live with Girton from his vigil location in the Riverside/UNWA neighborhood.  Pastor Girton talked not just about the vigil but also about a series of activities planned for next week to continue to call attention to the complex problem of rising violence and help focus our community on solutions.  The events will culminate in a Movie Night outdoors at the site, a nighttime gathering of community leaders, a Resource Fair and a Sunday Morning church service where Pastor Girton hopes some 2,000 will show up to worship and witness.

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Pastor John Girton, Christ Missionary Baptist Church

But the most emotional part of the interview was Pastor Girton talking about the people he’s met.  Men and women, especially young Black men, in need of spiritual guidance and someone to talk to.  Girton says those conversations have changed his life and helped focus his ministry and efforts.  Girton is convinced that some of those conversation literally have changed lives around for the better.  It’s an emotional interview that will renew your faith in Faith and God’s Potential to change lives.  The bulk of Wednesday program, on either side of the interview with Pastor Girton, was Open Lines. With a variety of subjects from those opposed to President Barack Obama‘s call for climate change, to abortion and the fight for life, to finding help for those expungement help for those convicted of crimes who’ve served their time.  Several complaints about persons hired and then dismissed from their jobs with no reasons given and a lot more.  The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Runs 95 Minutes. ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad.