About 250 of those voters showed up to size up the candidates.
One church-goer, Jerry Kennedy said, "it was encouraging that the people are concerned and recognize that the faith-based people are alive."
Another church-goer, Angela Garcia said, "it's so hard and they're all so good, and they all seem to be based on faith which is one thing we really do need in government.
Not everyone in attendance was impressed. One pastor Joseph Perry, who was at Cornerstone to listen to the candidate forum, said he saw a lot of politically correct answers, but wanted to know more about their faith and whether they were members of any particular church.
The final question of the forum moved away from the political to the personal. Each candidate was asked how their faith would be incorporated into the office of mayor. All ten candidates said their faith in God would guide them in the job.
Tom Boyajian was the only candidate not at the forum. He had a previous commitment.