Drive-by shootings in Camden are not new. But drive-by prayers? Probably.
Rev. John O. Parker, of Antioch Baptist Church in Camden, is organizing a "Drive-by Prayer" event in which a motorcade will drive the perimeter of the city and through each block on New Year's Day to declare: "Peace in the street! Safety over our families! Life over death!"
Parker invites anyone who wants to join him in taking a stance against the "senseless violence," he says.
The event will start at 10 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 690 Ferry Ave. From there a caravan will go throughout the city to pray. The tour is expected to take just under three hours.