The First Baptist Church of Knoxville gathered in the World's Fair Park for worship and prayer to kick off its three-day event "Seek the Peace of the City."
Its senior pastor Bill Shiel said he hopes this event will help Knoxville build a stronger community.
"'Seek the Peace of the City' is a catalytic event here in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, where we take people of good faith, match them with people of good will and send people out to do good deeds in our city," he said.
Pastor Shiel said his church is partnering with local organizations, like Restoration House and Knox Area Rescue Ministries, to help the needy in the community.
This event is open to everyone. It will reconvene on Monday and Tuesday in the World's Fair Park at 6:30 p.m.