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by Aisling Maki The Rev. Derrick Joyce, senior pastor of Monument of Love Baptist Church, is the first African-American moderator of the Mid-South Baptist Association (MSBA), whose purpose is a network that connects diverse Baptists churches throughout the region. Joyce, a third-generation pastor with a passion for equality and education, has...
If you missed the first day of the Kingdom Fellowship Baptist Health Fair, you've got another chance today. Pastor Darryl Roberts and Kingdom Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 3735 North Trezevant in the Frayser area, is hosting the 38127 Community Health Fair. The event started Friday and ends today at...
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More than a dozen of the nation’s leading gospel singers and local gospel greats will star in the 44th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. The daylong 2018 WLOK Stone Soul Picnic will feature gospel favorites,...
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Memphis gospel lovers will be happy to know the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) is coming to the city for the third straight year, making a stop at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday (Aug. 9) at 7 p.m. ICGT, in its 12th year, is a free concert hosted...
Memphis-area hairstylists and barbers looking for inspiration on how to take their talents and business endeavors to the next level don’t have to look too far. Southaven-based salon owner Michelle Johnson created an insider’s handbook, “Seeds of Wisdom for Cosmetologists and Barbers,” to illustrate how to reap the benefits of...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On July 15 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood, 620 Parkrose Ave., two coaching legends of Memphis with Oklahoma connections will be honored during Mt. Vernon Baptist Church’s Legacy Sunday service at 10 a.m. Coach Jerry C. Johnson, born in Tulsa, Okla....
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economic equity, Education reform and immigration/intercultural equity were the three issues voted on by attendees at the MICAH Convention held this past Sunday at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. “We are here to come together to build a powerful coalition...
During the National Baptist Congress Convention 2018, I attended the Youth Rally on day four of the five-day gathering. In attendance were gospel musician Johnathan McReynold, Israel “Izzy” Idonjine, former NFL player from the “Chicago Bears” and founder and CEO of Blessed Communion. Idonjine’s company makes the communion cups...
Bishop David A. Hall Sr. has embraced a theme that reflects a nonprofit group’s resolve to more directly affect the course of revitalization in the inner-city section of South Memphis that is re-emerging as South City. “South City, can we have a Life Together?” That’s the theme associated with the...
From spreading the word of God to fellow church members at Mount Zion Church to teaching numbers and shapes to preschool students, Portia Adams Coffer balances a productive life in the small town of Halls, Tenn. Mount Zion is the compact church home of 80 to 100 members, with the...