On Tuesday, community members gathered at the State Capitol to pray for and honor U.S. Representative John Lewis.
John Lewis is a civil rights icon who recently announced he was diagnosed with Stage Four pancreatic cancer.
“This is our opportunity to petition that God for miraculous intervention in the life of John Lewis who has historically intervened on behalf of people who were disenfranchised, marginalized, and alienated…he was a champion,” says Bishop David W. Maxwell.
Lewis began his political career in 1981 when he joined the Atlanta City Council and then was elected to Congress in 1986. Since then, he has served as U.S. Representative of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.
Lewis will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Luncheon in Lansing on Monday, January 20th.
Luncheon tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at Lansing City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., and East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. For more information, follow the commission on Facebook, search @MLKCommOfMidMI, or call 517.410.2998.