It was a great honor to be asked by Pastor Rick Hawks, to speak at all three worship services at The Chapel this past weekend. The “Bridges of Understanding” topic is one that has so deeply been a part of my journey as a child and now as the Founder/CEO of Unity Performing Arts Foundation. I applaud Pastor Hawks for his heart and desire to challenge his congregation to address the racial divide topic. I also applaud the members of the Chapel for their willingness to open their ears, minds, and hearts to receive the messages of racial imbalance from the four African American men who all spoke firmly and with compassion. Crossing the bridge of understanding must begin with a willingness to be uncomfortable. That’s the essential key to learning how to understand each other. My prayer is that God will continue to help our community and country Love One Another.
-Marshall White, Unity Performing Arts Foundation Founder/CEO