ABILENE, Texas -

Emotions were high and spirits lifted when hundreds of people met at the Paramount Theater Sunday night for the Citywide Worship Service.

Members of the community prayed for, and with, one another during the event.

Chief Stan Standridge from the Abilene Police Department and Mark Hewitt, founder of Love and Care Ministries, also spoke to the crowd at Sunday night's event.

The annual event is organized by a group of pastors from the Big Country called 1 Kingdom.