Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network in Brooklyn, N.Y., will be preaching at 11 a.m. on July 11, at the Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, 5640 E. 38th St. The public is invited. Rev. Stephen J. Clay, president of the Baptist Minister’s Alliance, is senior pastor.
In addition, Sharpton, a well-known civil rights leader, will speak at 7 p.m. that day at Eastern Star Church, 5750 E. 30th St., during a special community worship service entitled “Together We Stand.”
Sharpton will join local ministers and community leaders in presenting solutions to community problems, which were magnified in the wake of the police beating of Indianapolis teenager Brandon Johnson.
The service topics will include excessive police force, internal police investigations, officer training and improving police-community relations.
Among the many ministers expected to attend the community worship service at Eastern Star are Fitzhugh Lyons, president of the Interdenominational Ministers Alliance; Ronald Covington, president of the Union District Baptist Association; Richard Willoughby, president of Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis; Clay and the host Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr.