Reverend Kenneth Kicklighter’s plea for spiritual unity in Alapaha

A Georgia Church of God preacher and self-taught drummer addresses the fundamental lack of community spirit plaguing America as well as his miraculous Christian transformation

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A Deep South Church of God preacher and self-taught drummer addresses the fundamental lack of community spirit plaguing America as well as his miraculous Christian transformation in an eye-opening conversation. Meanwhile, back at the ranch…at the conclusion of the inspiring Alapaha Station Celebration Community Worship Service on Sunday, November 10, 2013, late guiding light Marian Dixon congratulates Bro. Kicklighter, the worship service speaker, and invocation deliverer Larry Hauser, minister of Alapaha United Methodist, June 2013 — present, on a job well done. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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A striking, candid portrait of Pastor Kenneth Kicklighter, always friendly and ready to help those in need, outside the Alapaha Church of God on October 29, 2013, in Alapaha, Georgia. According to Bro. Kicklighter, “I would like for people to hear why other churches do as they do and where it originated. In my studies I have come to realize that we are only separated by trivial things. O Lord, don’t get me started on narrow mindedness. It is killing our kingdom work.” Photography by Jeremy Roberts

The Kenneth Kicklighter Interview

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O come all ye faithful: Kenneth Kicklighter, pastor of Alapaha Church of God from 2000 until 2017 and a three-time speaker at the Alapaha Station Celebration Community Worship Service, welcomes parishioners at the house of worship’s front door on October 29, 2013, in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Bro. Kenneth Kicklighter is primed to preach the Lord’s encouraging message of redemption behind the pulpit of Alapaha Community Church of God on October 29, 2013, in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Reverend Kenneth Kicklighter casually sits beside the altar and an aesthetically pleasing flower arrangement at Alapaha Church of God on October 29, 2013, in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Kenneth Kicklighter, pastor of Alapaha Church of God from 2000 until 2017 and a three-time speaker at the Alapaha Station Celebration Community Worship Service, stands on the front lawn of the house of worship on October 29, 2013, in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
Check out Marvin Gaye’s legendary protest composition “What’s Going On,” a No. 2 POP hit in 1971 for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records. Lines such as “You know we’ve got to find a way to bring some understanding here today” illustrate the need for spiritual and community unity. Music + Video Credit: Universal Music Group

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