Pastors on Point continue prayer rallies as Rochester sees 80th homicide

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — With the deadly shooting near the playground of School #17 Sunday night in Rochester, the city has reached 80 homicides for the year.

The group "Pastors on Point" is doing something about it Monday. It’s holding a prayer rally at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church on Joseph Avenue.

The group of faith leaders like Rev. Larry Quinn is encouraging people to come out and talk about the violence, pray for change, and stand with the community.

"These are our children, these are our brothers and sisters, these are our families that are impacted by this violence and we know the toll it takes on people’s lives and what significance that has for the future for us to move forward," Quinn said.

The following Prayer Rallies are planned for the rest of the month:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 37 Edwards St. with Pastor Dan Butler.
  • Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Church of Love Faith Center at 700 Exchange St. with Pastor Terry Youmans.
  • Saturday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Greece Baptist Church at 1230 Long Pond Rd. with Rev. Cheryl Frank.
  • Monday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church at 614 Clifford Ave. with Pastor Earnest Walker Jr.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Hope Christian Fellowship at 3495 Lake Ave. with Pastor Galvano.
  • Thursday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Tabernáculo de Adoracion at 27 Seneca Ave. with Apostols Eladio and Sonia Maldonado.
  • Monday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. at The Greater Faith Hope Center at 183 Bloss St. with Pastor Cynthia Renee Rumph Anderson.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Saint Michael Church at 869 North Clinton Ave. with Fr. Daniel Ruiz Sierra.
  • Thursday, Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Ark of Jesus Ministries at 1000 Winton Rd. with Bishop David Singleton.