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Pastor to Speak at Pro-Life Event in West Chester, PA

Dr. Raymond Johnson, Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, to speak at 40 Days for Life Rally at St. Agnes Catholic Church on November 5th at 2:30pm

The sanctity of life in America has suffered greatly over the years as more than 60 million children have been lost to abortion; 21,000 of these have been in the West Chester borough since the opening of the Planned Parenthood clinic on Wayne Street in 1996. 

40 Days for Life began in Bryan-College Station, Texas in 2004. The campaign relies on prayer and fasting, community outreach, and constant, peaceful vigils to march towards its goal of a world without abortion. In their first year alone, the campaign saw a 28% drop in abortions in Bryan-College Station. Since then, the movement has spread across the country and beyond as Christians around the world come together to intercede for the lives of unborn children.

Pastor Johnson was chosen to speak at this year's Chester County 40 Days for Life because of his church's partnership with Chester County Women’s Services on South Church Street in West Chester, a ministry dedicated to serving pregnant women by caring for their physical and spiritual needs. He will share a message from the Bible and lead prayer before a silent memorial walk around the streets of West Chester in remembrance of children who have lost their lives to abortion. All are welcome to come and participate in this time of prayer and contemplation which will begin at 2:30pm on November 5th in the back parking lot of St. Agnes Church, 233 W Gay St., West Chester, PA

Dr. Raymond Johnson and his wife, Meghan, have four children: Abigail (7), Charlotte (5), Emily (3), and Michael (10 months). He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and is currently Lead Pastor at The Journey Church, 200 S Church Street, West Chester, PA.