Special to SEGAZINE
Black, white, young and old crowded into the Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs on Sunday to listen to former presidential candidate, the Rev. Herman Cain, speak of patience, gratitude and his Christian faith.
Congregants clapped, swayed and sang “This is my story. This is my song. Praising my savior all day long,” filling the small sanctuary with song.
Many were long-time members of Cobb County’s oldest African-American church, founded in 1854, but a few attendees had skipped their home church’s services just to hear and see Cain in person.
Sixteen-year-old Glendon Genty, a practicing Catholic who lives in Powder Springs, attended the service alone. A friend had told him that Cain would be speaking, and, “as a libertarian, it’s just nice seeing a brother in our lord Jesus Christ,” he said.
Genty was joined by about 50 others in the building tucked behind the homes on Friendship Church Road, a few miles from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.