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Former prosecutor discusses new documentary

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8:18 am

Preston Shipp

Preston Shipp

The subject of a new documentary entitled “Redemption of the Prosecutor” will be at Martin Methodist College on Nov. 5 to discuss the revelation he experienced in his personal life, which is the focus of the film.

Preston Shipp was serving as an assistant attorney general for the state of Tennessee in 2008 when he began teaching a college class in a Nashville prison. As he began to teach – and befriend – some of the very people he had helped put in prison, Shipp began to see the disconnect between his strong Christian faith and his role as a prosecuting attorney.

Through these new relationships, as he describes it, he began to see the face of Jesus in his imprisoned friends and began to question how he could follow a Savior that proclaimed release to the captives while working to put people behind bars.

The program will be held from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Martin Hall Auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

It is being hosted by the Pulaski Poverty Project, a student-led Martin Serves! initiative that explores and discusses the roots, causes and consequences of systematic poverty and the different forms it takes in our American society.

To learn more, go to www.redemptionoftheprosecutor.org or call the Martin Serves! office at 931-424-7363.