Rev. Miniard Culpepper
Rev. Miniard Culpepper, 53, is in the 14th day of a fast that he began shortly after the murder of one of his church members, gang peacemaker Jahmol Norfleet . Norfleet, a former leader of the H-Block gang in Roxbury, was shot twice in the head on Nov. 28 outside his grandmother's house, where he lived.
had served a year in prison on a firearms charge, but since his
release last summer had turned his
life around, working toward gang peace and his
high school equivalency degree, while holding down two jobs.
He had also joined Culpepper's Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Dorchester. [more...]