DETROIT (WWJ) – The head of Promise Keepers Men’s Ministry rallied religious leaders during a Reviving Detroit Summit that kicked off Thursday morning.

Among those in attendance was Promise Keepers founder, Bill McCartney, who WWJ’s Vickie Thomas says is pledging his support for Detroit.

“People are gonna see that something supernatural and amazing is surfacing in Detroit,” McCartney said.

A former University of Michigan assistant coach under Bo Schembechler, McCartney got choked up while talking about his late wife not being able to share in a special honor.

“My wife Lyndi and I were married 50 years, and I’ve been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame,” he said. “And, really, it was her who was such a team player.

“It’s hard to talk about, but I really miss her and I will accept any honor on her behalf.”

Detroit’s inner city and suburban pastors joined Promise Keepers to lead the summit, Thursday at Hotel St. Regis in downtown Detroit.

The event unites 40 local pastors working to revitalize the city. It’s their goal, “to lead the city back from economic and spiritual bankruptcy; to foster racial reconciliation and to address social issues and crime hurting residents of metro Detroit.”

MORE: Summit Aims To Right Spiritual Bankruptcy In Detroit


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