Faith

by Kirstin Cheers, Special to The New Tri-State Defender In the biblical compendium of King David’s life, he’s characterized as a boy with many talents and responsibilities. Among those talents and responsibilities was music. Before David famously kills Goliath, King Saul invites the boy to play his lyre (harp) exclusively for Saul...
On Saturday at noon, the Rev. Joseph Scrivner and the Rev. Keith Norman will be in the pulpit at First Baptist Church-Broad focused on duty while also contending with a deep family loss. Scrivner is the son of the late Rev. Ralph White, longtime pastor of Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist...
God, love and ministry was a trinity embodied by the life of the Rev. Ralph White, the servant-oriented pastor of Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church in South Memphis. Rev. White was officiating a funeral when he passed away Saturday. “So very sorry to hear. He was my friend and brother...
Two months in, Bishop Ivon Faulkner is certain that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will flourish in the Mid-South, especially in Memphis. “I received a revelation from God that our church is the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream,” said Faulkner, now one of two...
By Kayla Renée Wheeler Grand Valley State University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Media reports have celebrated Halima Aden becoming the first woman to be featured in the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit edition wearing a hijab or...
The Rev. Robert C. Jones Jr., senior pastor of Hill Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4523 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., will be honored by the congregation during Pastor and First Lady Anniversary Sunday on June 9. The theme will be “Appreciating the Faithful Servant” – One-Year Celebration of Dedicated Service...
by Dr.. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender In the early stages of my development in ministry, I listened intently to the words and advice of the elders. One nugget of wisdom that stuck with me was: “I would rather see a sermon any day than...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-znPUZ622w Fannie Clark was well-known in Memphis and the Mid-South area for lending her gifted voice to the gospel group the Fannie Clark Singers and the Tennessee Mass Choir, and now her legacy continues through her son. Pastor Derek Clark of Rejoice in the Covenant Church, along with his wife Tara...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The crowdfunding campaign to raise money for three African American churches gutted by arson in Louisiana began a week ago, but donations surged after flames engulfed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the outcry provoked a conversation about the disparate reactions to...
(blackchristiannews.com) – It took national bestselling author Daniel Whyte III nearly 10 years to complete his work “The Lost Souls of Black Folk & White Folk,” which tackles the issues of America’s sin, God’s judgment, the Church’s failures, and the enduring problem of the color line. And while Whyte first...