Prayer vigil held in Durham for missing priest


Kent Torrey Hickson (WTVD-TV)

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DURHAM, N.C. — During a prayer vigil Friday evening, members of a missing Durham priest’s church acknowledged police don’t have any new leads, but proclaimed their belief that the 71-year-old is in good hands, according to WTVD-TV.

“There haven’t been any breakthroughs in the news to report except that our God is good, and he is here tonight and he is with Kent right now,” Lead Rev. Thomas Kortus told a sanctuary full of congregants about Kent Hinkson.

Hinkson has served as a priest at All Saints Church for about two years. Their church building wasn’t available, so approximately 70 people gathered at the Vintage Church building instead for the service to pray, sing hymns and offer up support for Hinkson’s family in his absence.

Several people cried during the service, and at one point members spontaneously and sporadically lifted up their own prayers. It was the second time such a vigil had been held for Hinkson in the last five days.

Read full story: WTVD-TV

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