Thursday, April 05, 2007

Do you have a grip?

Newly-elected state Rep. Patrick Williams says he does. He's referring to the new church/movement led by Roosevelt "Brother Ro" Wright, called The GRIP. It was hosting a series of services this week and I attended last night for a future story.

Several politicians also decided it was the place to be. Councilwoman Joyce Bowman was there introducing herself and saying "I love the Lord!" She promised she would be back. Williams said he was hesitant to visit churches during his campaign, which ended Saturday.

"I do not play with God," he said. "It's only because of him I'm here today."

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover was expected, but he hadn't arrived by the time I left (about an hour into the service).
Photo: Patrick Williams

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