ABOUT THE EVENT
Sponsored by Bethany Presbyterian Church, The Bronzeville Push For Peace event was created to unite the Bronzeville community alongside the City of Columbus. Our focus is our community's rising gun violence and crime.
According to our mayor, Andrew Ginther, “The city had 180 homicides in 2020 and 204 in homicides in 2021. Of the homicides that occurred last year, 91% involved the use of a firearm."
For decades, the Bronzeville community has been the home of strong African American entrepreneurship, culture, and faith. However, over the years, the city’s lack of investment into our community has created a vacuum filled with symptoms of oppression and poverty.
* FEATURED GUESTS *
Hip Hop Artist of the Year 2016 & 2019
Gabriel Day is a minister, and rapper out of Rome, NY who now resides in Columbus Ohio with the desire to change lives through music. He says coming out with his debut album entitled "The Message" was a burden God put on his heart to do. His focus is ministry and through music reaches out with lyrics that he says "mixed with a little bit of faith, will change peoples lives."
Marvin Miller, Jr.
Marvin Miller Jr is a native of Columbus Ohio. He made his solo debut 40 years ago in 1982. He was groomed by his parents Dr Marvin & Lady Grace Miller who are both singers and musicians. He was professionally trained by Dr Raymond Wise at the age of 8 until the age of 17 when his musical ministry was nurtured by his mentor Keith Dobbins. As a pro background vocalist, Marvin can be heard on countless or local & national albums, most notably "I Will Bless The Lord" recorded by Byron Cage. Marvin is a former member of the Stellar Award nominated group Men Of God's Heart. He has performed in multiple secular & Christian plays including "All That Jazz", "My Fabulous Wedding", "Black Nativity", & "Lord Send Me A Good Woman" to name a few. As a 2020 kidney transplant recipient, Marvin is an advocate Organ Donations. Now venturing into a new world as a solo artist, it is Marvin's hope to bring hope to those who need it most. Most importantly, pleasing the Lord is top priority.
New Salem Praise & Worship Team
Pastor Edward Lewis
Edward Lewis is the proud pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University. Following his undergraduate experience, he was accepted into Princeton Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity with a focus in theology. In order to broaden his theological education, he continued his theological studies at Methodist Theological School of Ohio and received a Master’s in Theological Studies. Pastor Edward is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Methodist Theological School of Ohio. He also plays an intricate roll in the field of Clinical Pastoral Care at OhioHealth, where he serves as a chaplain for Kobacker House.
Pastor Edward is the proud husband of Dr. Denise Lewis. Together they have four wonderful children and four grandchildren.
THE BRONZEVILLE PUSH FOR PEACE
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BECOME A VENDOR
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* WAYS TO PARTICIPATE *
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For this event to be successful, we need your help. We are asking for your financial support for
the Bronzeville Push for Peace project. Any amount will help, and donations can be made
through direct mail to our church at 206 E. Garfield Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203, or online here.
Your donation will help support the costs to facilitate this event.
NOW SEEKING FOOD TRUCKS AND EVENT VENDORS
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