‘God Belongs in My City’

Daytona Beach clergy, mayor lead prayers during annual event

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF

Left to right: Pastor Doug Hautz of Ormond Beach Alliance, Mayor Derrick Henry and Pastor Monzell Ford offered prayers on the steps of City Hall. PHOTO: DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

More than 60 people participated in the third annual “God Belongs in My City’’ walk and prayer on Oct. 7 in Daytona Beach.

“God Belongs in My City’’ is a national movement started in 2009 in New York as a declaration of Christian faith. The local movement was started by the Rev. Monzell Ford, pastor of Kingdom Minded Worldwide Ministries in Daytona Beach and a chaplain for the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Local, world focus
Ford and others who led prayers focused on Daytona Beach and Volusia County as well as the country and world. Prayers went up for local residents and leaders along with the Las Vegas shooting victims and those impacted by the recent hurricanes.

The event started on the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street. From there, local clergy led a walk south on the boulevard to Daytona Beach City Hall.

They were met by the Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, who briefly spoke and said a prayer himself.

Clergy who prayed at the event included Pastor Doug Hautz of Ormond Beach Alliance Church and Pastor Jim Greear of Kingdom Minded Worldwide Ministries of Orlando.

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