Burlington church praying for community after string of recent shootings

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church in Burlington is hoping to help police fight recent violence in the city with the most powerful tool it knows -- prayer.

Pastor Don Pegg said that since recent shootings near the East Morehead Street church, members of the congregation have started going out every week to knock on doors, and pray with each and every person who lives in the community.

"We just care for those that are around us," he said. "We're just doing this to let them know that we love them. We feel like God's placed us in a community for a purpose."

Pegg said the door knocks and prayers have been well received by the community.

"Prayer is what moves the heart of God and moves the arm of God," he said. "If we do what man does we get what man gives. But if we do what God says to do, then we get what God wants to give."