COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Through voter registration events and driving voters to the polls, Journey Church Associate Pastor Martin Quick wants his congregation of over 1,000 to take Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic primary vote seriously. Churches like Journey will play a significant role in the state’s upcoming election process.

In 2016, black voters made up over 60% of South Carolina’s democratic primary electorate and over half of these voters said that it is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral, according to the Pew Research Center.

“Here, we make sure that anybody that’s over the age of 18 is registered to vote,” Quick said. “We believe that voting is an act of faith.”