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Pastor who served after S.C. church shootings to speak

A leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a man who served as interim pastor of the South Carolina congregation where nine members were killed in 2015 by a white supremacist, is the featured speaker at Geneva’s annual Martin Luther King March and Service Monday.

The Rev. Norvel Goff Sr., a presiding elder of the 7th District AME Church in South Carolina and a former Rochester pastor, will speak at the celebration.

The annual March and Memorial Service, sponsored this year by the Geneva Interfaith Council, starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Building on Exchange Street. This year, it includes a brief stop at Bicentennial Park, by the MLK Memorial. At-Large City Councilor Mark Gramling will give a short speech at the monument, which was installed in the summer of 2017.

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