Religion

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 (March 15), because I didn't go. I can't directly attribute...
While precautions are being taken in local church bodies and denominational organizations, the spiritual community largely is choosing to continue assembling in corporate worship. At least that was the case Wednesday night as The New Tri-State Defender went to press amid mounting cancellations of events and gatherings in myriad parts...
Last Sunday was not my first time attending service at Pursuit of God in Frayser. Nor was it my first time attending services at 3759 N. Watkins, the former Bellevue Baptist Church. The few times I went to Bellevue-Frayser, the crowds were sparse and on a couple of occasions, I...
The Church of God In Christ (COGIC) Tennessee 5th Jurisdiction, under the leadership of Bishop Jerry Taylor, is observing the April 4 commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis with a  SAVE 901 Awareness March. The march is to bring awareness to critical city issues while unifying...
“Love Has An Army. We Fight For Good,” the Salvation Army (SA) website touts. On any given day, 200 men, women, and children are finding shelter, counseling, spiritual guidance, and drug rehabilitation services in Memphis-area Salvation Army facilities. But according to the organization’s commander, Salvation Army is more than just...
by Isaac A. Wright II -- As we stand on the eve of the transition of leadership at Greater Lakeview M.B. Church that has been under the watch of Pastor Joe E. Hayes Sr for the last 45 years, I can’t help but to think about the last time...
A joyous day of singing and praising occurred on Sunday morning at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 7289 U.S. 64. Church organizers and head Pastor Donald L. Johnson set aside the second Sunday of the month of February to honor African-American pioneers of his church in celebration of...
The Rev. Myron Armstrong’s ministerial journey began 35 years ago when “God instructed me to start my church in the garage of our family home.” “The name was to be Agape Christian Faith Ministries,” Armstrong recalled. “It was to be a ministry of Godly love and Christ-like faith. I moved...
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Castalia Baptist Church is accepting applications for its fifteenth annual college tour. Under trustee Meka Egwuekwe, the church will lead more than 40 high school students on a tour of eight historically black college campuses in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas as part of its annual rotating schedule of tours. This...
Hundreds gathered in the scenic elegance of Hilton Hotel East on Monday morning for the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Association. This year’s theme was: “2020 Vision: Be the Dream.” The occasion brought back a favorite son, Dr. Alvin O’Neal...