Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Faith

Seventeen years ago, Dr. Eugene Gibson, affectionately known as “Pastor Geno” walked through the doors of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, The Place of the Outpouring and transformed a church reeling from a traumatic past into a powerhouse. On November 1,...
A star-studded spectacle of contemporary, uplifting gospel was recently attended by thousands. Its host? Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. “A Night of Hope” dazzled virtual attendees, who tuned in Friday, June 5. The event featured the popular stylings of three young gospel artists...
The coronavirus approaches the “Saints” of the Church of God in Christ the same way it does anyone anywhere in the world – it aims to infect and kill. The toll has been heavy, including taking the lives of...
Six weeks ago, Mission Possible: COSM founder Thelma Nelms was standing in front of an overflow crowd at the National Civil Rights Museum to accept a Living Legacy Award presented by state Rep. Barbara Cooper. At the time, she...
In the Clark sisters’ home, Mama Clark considers the word “easy” a swear. “We don’t do easy,” she explained to her daughters in the opening scene after waking them up at three in the morning to record a song the...
Three hundred pastors and clergy of The Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association have called for a day of prayer today "to help us as we struggle with our current state of affairs that encompasses planet earth." The plan notes noon today...
Several years of declining membership and waning numbers of new congregants forced the Catholic Diocese of Memphis to consider a complete closure of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, just north of Downtown Memphis. The threat of a...
When the COVID-19 global pandemic roared into Shelby County, government officials and healthcare professionals feared the first two cases that trickled in only days ago would quickly grow to “community transmission,” also called “community spread.” They were right. The Shelby County...
“I came out because I need food.” Joann Biggs’ sobering observation was shared as hundreds of local family members, with mounting food needs associated with the novel coronavirus, lined up in their cars to receive free bags of food in...
Last week, I attended the very first service at Pursuit of God's new facility on North Watkins in Frayser. Nearly 600 people attended, and the place was rocking with spirit. I have no idea how many people were there yesterday...