Tulsa Church Starts Camp To Unite Community, Help Fight Racism

Tuesday, June 1st 2021, 4:36 pm


Wesley Chapel in Tulsa is launching a camp to unite the community and help fight racism. 

It comes 100 years after the church was destroyed in the Tulsa race massacre.

“Our church overcame a lot over the last 100 years,” Co-Pastor, Chris Beach said.

Co-Pastor at Wesley Chapel, Chris Beach, said they look at the next 100 years as an opportunity to keep overcoming.

Many gathered in the church’s sanctuary, as to hear about the importance of the 10-week camp. The church said the camp will unite Tulsa companies, churches, and civic groups with north Tulsa kids to create a racially united future.

“Today is remembering everyone who came before us,” Beach said.

Beach said this is the same spirit that rebuilt the church after it was destroyed in the Tulsa race massacre on June 1, 1921. He said the camp will focus on two things: prayer and education.

“Teach the kids on how the enemy tries to divide us,” Beach said.

Co-Pastor Kingsley Brown also spoke at the gathering, encouraging racial unity.

“I help out with the councilors, I teach kids,” Elyana Richardson said.

This will be Richardson’s fourth year to participate in the camp.

“At the end of it, I want the kids to go around and pray for people,” Richardson said.

“God is the one who created all of us, so to hate someone for another race, we are hating God,” Beach said.

Community partners still have time to sign up and work with the kids. CLICK HERE for more information.


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