Local Pastor Reaches Half-Way Mark of 40-Day Peace Fast

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

April 28, 2013 Updated Nov 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Fasting for peace. A local pastor reaches the half-way point of his 40-day water only fast.

Rev. Bill McGill started fasting 19 days ago, hoping to put the brakes on violence in the community. McGill, who is the pastor at Imani Baptist Temple, 2920 Indiana Ave., has been surviving on at least three quarts of water daily.

He hopes to usher in a divine solution to the community's recent violence problems. McGill says he is now 20 lbs. lighter, but feeling great in his spirit, and he points out that there haven't been any homicides since this began. However, when 21 Alive interviewed Rev. McGill Sunday morning, the Allen County Coroner had not declared Saturday’s police action shooting a homicide. The coroner released a statement around 3:45 p.m. Sunday declaring it so.

But despite that, McGill did address Saturday's police action shooting and says that has not stopped him from believing.

“We're not discouraged by the process, we're still believing that God is about to usher in a time of great safety, and security and vibrancy in our city,” he said.

McGill plans on fasting through May 19, when the Christian faith celebrates the day of Pentecost. Biblical record says power was bestowed on the church that day.




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