Our friends at KUOW have shared with us an interview Marcie Sillman did with Rev. Carey G. Anderson, pastor of Seattle’s First African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Listen below to hear the reverend discuss what he plans to say about the shooting at an AME church in Charleston, S.C., in this Sunday’s sermon.
“We are all shaken, especially people of faith,” Anderson said earlier this week from Alaska, where he was providing support to another church. “The calls have been ringing off the hook in our office.”
Anderson invited people throughout Seattle to a prayer vigil for Charleston on Thursday at his church, which is one of the largest black churches in Seattle.
It is also one of the oldest. Scroll through the photos above to see images made by Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz at the church’s 125th anniversary in 2011.