City kicks off King Week with Interfaith Service


The city of Knoxville kicked off King Week with a special ceremony Wednesday morning. 

Dozens stopped by the Church Street United Methodist Church to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an interfaith prayer service.

Members of different religions came together to show that unity is strength.

“With all faiths coming together and actually worshipping and prayers going forth, it just culimates what Dr. King was about, in terms of his service and his courage,” says Deborah Porter, chair of the MLK Commemorative Commission. “Dr. King was definitely one for all people and this is what that service meant today.” 

Again – this is just the start of King Week events in Knoxville, that will all lead up to MLK Day on Monday. A list of events is available at the MLK Commemorative Commission’s website. 

The annual MLK Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. at Chilhowee Park, travel down MLK Boulevard, to Overcoming Believers Church, which is where the tribute service will eb held at 11:45 a.m.

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