MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – With a heavy heart, Pastor Arthur Jackson III led his Miami Gardens congregation in prayer, "If we can't trust the system, we trust the Savior. If we can't trust the courts we trust the Christ."
Sunday's service is typically crowded at Antioch Missionary, but today there wasn't an empty seat in the house. After all, it's where Trayvon Martin used to go to church, and where his mother still attends.
She didn't make it, telling her pastor she needed some time. Jackson spoke with her over the phone, "She said to tell the church, my church family, I believe in Proverbs 3:5,6 'Trust in the Lord with all thy heart.'"
Trayvon Martin's cousins were there and they spoke out publicly after the service. "Sometimes it's not fair, it's just not," said Roberta Felton.
She said she is disappointed by the verdict, but very proud of the worldwide awareness movement. She and her family hope it continues so that no other community has to feel the pain and loss that they feel in Miami Gardens.