(ChurchLeaders) In each of their eulogies for the late John Lewis, former U.S. presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama each remembered the congressman as a man of deep faith. The theme of Lewis’ funeral, held on Thursday July 30, 2020 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, was one of hope and love. Whether it was for his faith in God or faith in America, Lewis will be remembered as an exemplary leader who made America better.
Known as a hero of the Civil Rights movement of the United States, Lewis also served as a congressman for 33 years, representing the state of Georgia. It was fitting that Lewis, who helped organize 1963’s March on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr., was eulogized at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The church has been a symbol of the Civil Rights movement since Martin Luther King, Jr. co-pastored there with his father, Martin Luther King, Sr. from 1960 until his death in 1968.