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Ferguson Minister to Speak at FHU Leadership Series

Henderson, Tenn. - Feb 09, 2015

The minister for the Midwest Church of Christ in Ferguson, Mo., will be the featured speaker for the Ayers Leadership Series Feb. 24 in the Brown-Kopel Business Center on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University. Kelvin Pugh will discuss community leadership.

Pugh received his Master of Ministry degree from FHU in December, completing his class work totally online. He has preached at the Midwest congregation since 2010.

According to Pugh, the congregation has not been discouraged by the protests plaguing the community since the August shooting of Michael Brown. Rather, they have sought ways to serve the Ferguson community. Their church building is located less than a mile from the Ferguson Police Department.

The church has visited the Canfield apartments where Brown was shot, passed out Bible literature, knocked on doors and invited people to attend worship services. They have also distributed food and clothing to those in need. In addition they sent letters to the mayor and police chief. “We told them we were praying for them and for the Brown family,” Pugh said.

Pugh asks others to pray as well. “Pray for this area, and pray for us as we work in this area,” he said. “Pray for the hearts of all involved and pray that we’ll have a positive impact on them.”

A canned food drive is also planned as a part of this event. The food will be given to Pugh for the Midwest church whose pantry was essentially depleted as a result of the unrest in Ferguson.