KFOR.com Oklahoma City
Prominent Oklahoma City pastor, Derrick Scobey, who was arrested during an anti-death penalty protest last fall, was back in the courtroom Friday morning.
It’s been more than a year since a popular pastor here in Oklahoma City was arrested for protesting the then-pending execution of Julius Jones.
The Oklahoma County District Attorney is trying to put a stop to an unprecedented court ruling.
The pastor of an Oklahoma City church renowned for its many charitable acts who was arrested Wednesday for standing in the street outside the Governor’s Mansion in support of Julius Jones is now speaking out.
“It is over 400 cars that had lined up this morning before the distribution started,” said Derrick Scobey, pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
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Scobey was arrested and charged with two counts of obstructing a roadway and refusing to comply with a lawful order.
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Pastor Derrick Scobey, the walk’s organizer, said the goal of the event was to celebrate the beauty and strength of OKC’s Black community and the city’s diversity, in addition to promoting peace and unity.
Two metro churches are joining forces to help the local homeless population who are suffering from illnesses in the bitter cold. They’re slowly obtaining supplies to help them, but are desperately searching for a bigger church to open their facilities to house the sick.
An hour after his court hearing, Pastor Scobey was sworn in as one of the new members of the Criminal Justice Authority Citizens Advisory Board. It’s a committee that will advise the Oklahoma County Jail Trust.