Mother Emanuel to Celebrate 200th Anniversary

July 11, 2018, 9:32 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — A sacred downtown sanctuary will mark a major milestone this month.

Leaders with Mother Emanuel AME will host a series of events all week long to commemorate their 200th anniversary.

That will begin with a revival service happening Wednesday night with a guest speaker, Rev. Justin Gamble of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Georgetown.

Rev Gamble was ordained when he was just 15-years-old.

This will be an especially emotional moment, coming just a few weeks following the anniversary of the Emanuel AME massacre.

A new memorial will be unveiled for those victims.

Wednesday’s revival will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

– Wednesday, July 11th – Revival Service at Mother Emanuel AME with Guest Preacher Rev. Justin J. Gamble.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

– Thursday, July 12th – Revival Service at Mother Emanuel AME with Guest Preacher Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

– Friday, July 13th – Anniversary Banquet at The Francis Marion Hotel.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – Make reservations by calling Sylvia Blake at 843-722-2561. Tickets are $50.

– Sunday, July 15th – 200th Anniversary Worship Service at Mother Emanuel AME with Guest Preacher Rt. Rev. Dr. John R. Bryant.
Time: 9:30 a.m.

– Sunday, July 15th – Emanuel 9 Memorial Design Reveal by Architect Michael Arad at Mother Emanuel AME.
Time: 12:30 p.m.