Friday, August 12, 2022

Religion

At Faith World Church, a Fayette County ministry couched in Gallaway, Tennessee, Bishop David Gillard and his wife, Elder Toya Gillard, are at the helm of a growing Church of God in Christ ministry. With Bishop Gillard having planted four...
Memphis Theological Seminary just broadened its focus in providing Christian Education in the context of “The Black Church,” thanks to a $1,000,000 grant from the prestigious Lily Endowment. “Establishing ‘The House of Black Church Studies’ is an extremely significant development...
by Mark Jefferson -- Currently, I serve as Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary. Our theological institution turns 200 in 2023. To celebrate and commemorate the occasion, our Seminary president presented me with the unique challenge to preach...
Bishop Linwood Dillard Jr., at 43, is poised to celebrate 21 years in ministry on Feb. 27. Dillard and the Citadel of Deliverance Church of God in Christ at 4350 Hacks Cross Rd., southwest of Bill Morris Parkway, affectionately called...
If Jesus was able to rise above the meager circumstances of his life, then so can His followers.  That was the message Dr. Uliasea Little delivered Sunday (Dec. 26) to his congregation at Christ Baptist Church in Whitehaven.  “My message came...
Five decades after it was initiated at Summerfield Baptist Church, the Meditation Hour still is a place for Christians to gather for teaching and fellowship. “I have been in ministry for 47 years,” said Dr. Lee Otis Adams, coordinator of...
Twelve-year-old Lyric Osei (pronounced “oh-say”) recentlyhad the “Gift of the Blessing” bestowed upon her at Anointed Temple of Praise in the Hickory Hill community.  The bestowal came during an elaborate ceremony (Dec. 4) orchestrated by her mother, Regina Osei. “More than...
Union Valley Baptist Church, long the pastoral home of the late Rev. Herbert O. Kneeland, will be the venue for two upcoming celebrations of his life. Rev. Kneeland died at his home on Sunday (Nov. 28) after an extended illness. He...
by Jeff Diamant and Besheer Mohamed -- Worship habits among Black Christians in the South, where African-American churches date back to the 1770s, have long differed from practices of Black Americans in other parts of the United States. Contrasting styles of worship...
Never again will the St. James Baptist Church congregation delight at the presence of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., the Memphis rapper the world knew as “Young Dolph.” Memphis and beyond is mourning the loss of 36-year-old Thornton. He was gunned...