Thursday, May 13, 2021

Religion

The Pew Research Center has issued what it hails as its "most comprehensive, in-depth attempt to explore religion among Black Americans." The centerpiece is a nationally representative survey of 8,660 Black adults (ages 18 and older), featuring questions designed to...
Native son, Markhum “Mark” L. Stansbury Sr., has been named this year’s recipient of the coveted Starks Legacy Award, sponsored by the Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS). Stansbury will be honored during the historic, virtual 34th Annual Henry Logan Starks Celebration,...
Cameron Nicholas Kuykindall, who recently “accepted his call to ministry,” brought “Today’s Word” at the Youth Day service held at Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. in Orange Mound. Kuykindall, who turns 15 on March 2, worked his way through the acronym P.R.E.S.S....
Monumental Baptist Church’s weekly “Prayer, Power, Praise” podcast featured a uniquely gifted minister last Saturday (Jan. 30) morning. Dr. Tonya Lyons is a minister, however, many Memphians will also know her as a dentist and owner of New Image Smiles...
Annetta A. Hamilton was “born and bred” in Memphis.  In fact, she was born at 1547 Barton Street, her childhood home in South Memphis.  She made history this past Sunday (Jan. 24) by becoming the first woman to preside over the...
by James A. Washington Jr. -- If I haven’t before, let me ask you now: Can somebody explain a “faith walk” to me?  I frequently refer to my own spiritual transformation that way and I’ve had others describe this “thing” that...
Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a circle of associates made wider by the Rev. John Lee Payne, the church’s longtime pastor, are mourning his death at 87. Rev. Payne died Monday after going into the hospital on the Saturday...
Dubbed “Our Faithful Comeback,” a new grant initiative zeroes in on small, faith-based organizations, whose community outreach efforts have been made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Jones,...
Seventeen years ago, Dr. Eugene Gibson, affectionately known as “Pastor Geno” walked through the doors of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, The Place of the Outpouring and transformed a church reeling from a traumatic past into a powerhouse. On November 1,...
After 31 years of preaching the gospel, Pastor Bartholomew Orr, senior pastor of Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, MS., has taken the advice from one of his former professors at Christian Brothers University to place his writings, sermons and...