ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Pastor of Bethel AME Church here is Albany says the church in South Carolina is in his prayers.
Ernest Davis says violence happens far too often all over the country, but it hit close to home when it happened at a church in his denomination.
He first heard the news last night on WALB.
“When it hits home or your denomination it causes a shock wave to go through a denomination because then we are keenly aware of hey it could happen to us," says Ernest Davis, Pastor of Bethel AME Church.
He's asking everyone to keep the families of the victims in their prayers.