Religion

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at First Baptist Church Bartlett has been encouraging boys and men for 12 years. Pastor Darryl McDonald largely credits his father, Webber McDonald. At a point when McDonald was adrift and detached from his morally-centered upbringing, his father’s care served as a beacon back to spiritual...
“If Free Joe and the original church members could see us here today, they would be absolutely astounded. I think it would be unbelievable to them that we have progressed like we have from their humble beginnings,” said Pastor Leonard Dawson of Cane Creek Baptist Church. “These ex-slaves would look...
Stevie Nolan, the 104-year-old church member of New Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, recently was saluted as the “Matriarch” of the church. The (Sept. 8) recognition for the church’s oldest living member was immediately after church service in the Family Life Center of New Sardis Baptist Church, 7739 E. Holmes Rd. Born...
Greater Middle Baptist Church will install the Rev. Rodney Echols Sr. as pastor on Sunday (September 15). Dr. Donald R. Ester, pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the address during the installation, which begins at 3 p.m. Rev. Echols received a Master of Divinity degree in 2005...
Tennessee Jurisdictional Bishop David Allen Hall in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) calls the church “the last great hope” to address the violent mass shootings erupting across the country. And, he’s ready for the church to take action. “I’m calling for a movement of public saints,” Hall said...
CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. She is the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time. Still building on her legacy, Winans will be in concert at the Halloran Centre at Orpheum Theatre...
A Catholic religious order has recently faced scrutiny after it was revealed that they paid two Black victims a very small fraction of what white victims were paid in a sex abuse settlement. According to the Associated Press, in the last few months, the Franciscan Friars settled sex abuse claims...
“Christian Women Walking by Faith” will be the theme in August as St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church celebrates Women For Christ Month. The celebration at the church, located at 1410 Pillow St., will spread over three weeks and will feature these events: • Aug. 3, 10 a.m. – A Prayer Brunch...
Churches have traditionally catered to its more seasoned members in the past, with younger churchgoers waiting in the wings to be seen and heard. Millennials are waiting no longer, forcing churches to either step up to include them or risk losing their presence and membership. There are 79 million millennials...
Faith leaders from various Memphis-area churches and denominations have designated Saturday, July 13 as a day of preaching to promote unity and instill hope. Called “Preach Out,” eight pastors, accompanied by their choirs, will take turns preaching from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Longview Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church at...