The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, will lead a sermon at Williamsburg's First Baptist Church Sunday morning.
"It's very, very rare for an Episcopal bishop to come to a Baptist church." First Baptist Pastor Reginald Davis said.
Bishop Curry was scheduled to ring the church's Freedom Bell during Black History Month last year, but an unexpected illness prevented his appearance.
Davis visited the bishop while in the emergency room, and his prayers and concern convinced the bishop to make a return trip.
Davis said he thought it would be wonderful to host the first African-American leader of the Episcopal Church to speak before his parish. He anticipated a message of inclusiveness that reaches across denominations.
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