Civil Rights Pioneer and Shreveport Pastor Harry Blake gives final sermon

Civil Rights Pioneer and Shreveport Pastor Harry Blake gives final sermon
Pastor Emeritus Harry Blake

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Pastor Harry Blake has dedicated his life to God and civil rights. He gave his final sermon to his beloved Mount Canaan Baptist Church on Sunday evening.

"I want people to remember Harry Blake as a man who loved God, people, and did what he could to help others,' Pastor Blake says.

Pastor Blake began his career 52 years ago and since then, helped the church transform into a large congregation. He has now turned over the leadership to Pastor Greg Oliver.

During tonight’s sermon he based it upon Psalm 23, a scripture based on God serving as a shepherd and watching over his flock of people. Pastor Blake says he wanted to get a message across about God’s endless love.

The Civil Rights movement was also an important part of his life. Back in November of 2018, he and Ambassador Andrew Young recognized Dr. C.O. Simpkins, the leader of Louisiana’s civil rights movement.

The Louisiana State Senate also honored Pastor Blake with a proclamation for his service. Along with several testimonies of his tireless work to help others, Pastor Blake will always be remembered in Shreveport.

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