Kwame Kilpatrick Coming To A Local Church

I’m curious to see how many people will turn out to see Detroit’s ex-mayor when he appears at a local church to promote his new tell-all book, “Surrendered…The Rise, Fall & Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick.”

It seems as if people either love him or hate him these days.  That’s one reason why a Detroit pastor says he knows he’ll take some heat for inviting Detroit’s ex-mayor to appear at his church next week.

Kwame Kilpatrick was freed from a Michigan prison last month after serving a year-and-a-half behind bars for hiding assets that could have been used to pay restitution to the city of Detroit.  He now lives in the Dallas area.

When he appears at Citadel of Praise Church at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, it’ll be his first public appearance since his release.  Pastor Spencer Ellis will interview Kilpatrick.  Ellis says he’ll ask tough questions because he once supported the former mayor and was left disappointed.

Kilpatrick is also scheduled to appear from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Prive’ Duex (the old Atwater Brewery) on Jos Campau for a book signing. The cost to get in is $10.

By Vickie Thomas

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