Faith

Memphis’ homicide rate in 2020 peaked at a record 332 killings, the dizzying rate of gun violence has continued and three minor children are hospitalized from shootings this past Thursday. “Too many of these senseless killings involve minors,” Pastor Bill...
Long-time pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church-Lauderdale, the Rev. J.C. Bachus, died surrounded by loved ones and close friends on Tuesday morning. He was 81. Johnny Clarence Bachus was born in Hernando, Mississippi on Dec. 16, 1939 to Eddie and...
“The work starts with a ‘yes.’ And you will be amazed by where a ‘yes’ to God will take you… The steps of a good man or woman are ordered by the Lord.” Those words from keynote speaker Dr. Gina...
For Joyett King-Wright, the “first lady” of Greater Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church at 191 E Holmes Rd., where her husband, the Rev. Isaac Wright Jr., is senior pastor, speaking engagements are part of her ministry. When doing so, Wright shapes...
The accomplishments of independent artists and record labels will be highlighted during the 7th Annual Avidity Awards at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education on October 13-15. Social media influencers Aldren McClullar of “The Aldren Brand” and Marquis...
Monica Stanberry Walker is no thug and neither is her nearly century-old grandmother, Millie Stanberry. Yet, both reaped soul-level benefits from the most recent T.H.U.G.S. Revival. T.H.U.G.S. is an acronym for Trusting, Hearing, Understanding God’s Spirit. Everyone was welcome –...
A blitz of evangelists, gospel rappers, singers and musicians recently heralded a “T.H.U.G.S. Revival” at Pursuit of God Transformation Center in Frayser.  “And, man, did we witness transformation,” said Pastor Ricky Floyd. “‘T.H.U.G.S.’ is an acronym for ‘Trusting, Hearing, Understanding God’s...