*A rally in support of Dr. Conrad Murray is being organized by pastors from several churches in the Houston neighborhood where he does charity medical work.

The rallies, according to TMZ, are scheduled to coincide with his scheduled hearing in Los Angeles. The plan is to charter buses that will carry supporters to Los Angeles to counter protests organized by Michael Jackson fans.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee will be in attendance, according to TMZ.

“We’re also told as many as 1,000 people are expected to rally at the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in the Houston community of Acres Homes, the Web site reported.