Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Sr. Pastor Raphael G. Warnock Remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings

Amanda Cooper
October 25, 2019 - 3:06 pm

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The Funeral service for Representative Elijah E. Cummings was held at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, where he attended for nearly 40 years. His influence reached beyond the state lines of Maryland, and thousands gathered to remember a man whose generous gift of his firey yet humble spirit changed lives. Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, read passages from the Bible many others delivered tributes at his funeral. President Trump, however, did not attend the funeral of the Democrat congressman who died in office last week at the age of 68.

This week WAOK was there as Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D., Sr. Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, remembered Rep. Cummings during his speech at the Democratic Party of Georgia 2019 State Dinner. 

Congressman Cummings was 68 years old and leaves behind his children and wife of more than a decade, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.