Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Religion

Everybody deserves a second chance, if you ask Bishop David Allen Hall of Temple Church of God in Christ.  And on June 19, ex-offenders will graduate from the training and behavior intensive Final Escape program Hall has spearheaded. On May 15,...
In a former life, Pastor Walter Womack of Faithful Baptist Church was the “right-hand man” to the late Rev. Dwight Montgomery, the outspoken, long-time president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Memphis Chapter.  Today, as the organization’s leader, Womack...
Three years ago in March, Pastor Darell Harrington took the mantle of leadership at New Sardis Baptist Church from his mentor and “spiritual” father, Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. All was well as Harrington’s second anniversary approached in March...
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 Rev. ELaura James Reid's path to ministry is a winding road that she now travels as pastor of Coleman Chapel C.M.E. Church. Reid was not only the valedictorian of Manassas High School in 1994, she reigned her senior year...
April 4, 2021 will register as the second Easter Sunday during the COVID-19 pandemic and – according to some area ministers – comes with Memphis and the nation languishing and sorely in need of a beacon of encouragement and...
When the pandemic hit Shelby County in March of 2020, Bishop Lee Salter was founder and pastor of Anointed Faith World Outreach Center. But the physical toll COVID-19 was taking on the Frayser community inspired a divine name change and...
“When it is known that you have some interest in church governance, your body of work becomes relevant,” said Bishop David Allen Hall, newly elected prelate to the Church of God in Christ General Board. “I ran a good race...
If there’s one thing former pro-basketball player and Pastor Eric Lee has learned during the pandemic, it’s that strategic moves work both on and off the basketball court. “I met with my church leaders when the pandemic first hit,” said...
For years, the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church has suffered from a shortage of musicians in local churches, according to Bishop Henry Williamson, Prelate of the First Episcopal District. “There is a great dearth of musicians who can play the...