NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)– It is often said that the widest division between races is on a Sunday morning.
“People say the nine o’clock and eleven o’clock service on a Sunday are the most segregated hours across America,” says Ben Hamilton.
Two Charleston men are now working to change that. Ben Hamilton and Philip Pinckney joined together to create a Christian church that celebrates diversity.
Both men say they had a call to ministry early on in life and attribute the tragedy at Mother Emmanuel for motivating them to commit fully to ministry.
“It was a very visceral attack, it felt like our church was attacked, like our home was invaded so their began a rallying cry that we need to do something,” says Ben Hamilton.
The church is opening at 2427 Midland Park Road in North Charleston. They are hosting a vision night on Sunday a 6 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the Christian community is welcome to attend.
For more information about Radiant Church you can visit their website.