NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Hundreds filled Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Sunday morning to hear Reverend Jesse Jackson's lead the service.
After worship, everyone joined hands and prayed for the victims in the June 17 church shooting.
Reverend Jesse Jackson, from Greenville, took the pulpit, calling South Carolina home.
Rev. Jackson said the church shooting was the most traumatic thing to happen to our nation since Martin Luther King's assassination.
But, he said, through tragedy comes triumph.
"Now, we need healing," said Rev. Jackson.
He preached on the need for the Lowcountry to move forward from this heartache.
"It takes an awful lot of strength to forgive in the face of assassinations and murders." said Rev. Jackson. "It is that power of forgiveness that capacity to forgive and grace takes us to another level."
After the service at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Reverend Jackson went to Bethel United Methodist to preach there.