Friday, November 26, 2021

Religion

A recent Sunday morning service at Columbus Baptist Church was “extra special” as the congregation hosted its 100th church anniversary. “Columbus has always been known for its wonderful, spirit-filled music,” said Interim Pastor Ronald L. Cleaves. “But this past Sunday...
With prayer on her mind, VEthel Patterson will be at Blue Cross Healthy Place Park in David Carnes Park on Fairfield in Whitehaven this Saturday (Oct. 2). The drawing card is a gathering Patterson has dubbed Prayer in the Park. “Prayer...
Thirty years after preaching his first sermon in a house, Pastor Orlester Johnson of Greater Faith Tabernacle Ministries eyes an “upward path in pursuing greater ministry.” “I can’t believe it’s been 30 whole years,” Johnson said. “The time just flew...
The God-factor is inextricably interwoven into the Southern Heritage Classic, with fresh reminders served up during the 32nd edition of the cultural-celebration weekend in Memphis. Amid the special buzz at Friday’s Classic Coaches Luncheon at the Renasant Convention Center, the...
The return of the Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation to Memphis, the city of its beginnings, will not happen this year because of COVID-19 safety concerns. The 2021 event was to be a special celebration, not only honoring...
President Vernon Horner of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association will have led his group of spiritual leaders for two years in January 2022.  Unlike former administrations, a global pandemic challenged the scope of his ability to lead. “During the worst days...
Pastor Carl Shelton Greer Sr. was eulogized by loved ones and fellow ministers who knew him best on Sunday (Aug. 8) at The Dwelling Place Christian Church. He was 70. “It was a wonderful celebration of life,” said Pastor Carl...
A pastor for 20 years, the Rev. Norman Redwing now is two years into a move away from the more traditional practice of Christianity through The Afrikan Village in Memphis. “We visited The Afrikan Village in St. Louis in 2019,”...
Members of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association (MBMA) Tuesday (July 27) spoke out against gun violence. Members made their feelings known during a news conference at the end of the association’s regularly scheduled meeting. Rev. Walter Womack, pastor of Faithful Baptist...
On the eve of the unveiling of Ida B. Wells’ statue in Memphis, local ministers laid bare their experiences and impressions about race and the ethnic divide that persists. A Minister’s Workshop, moderated by Pastor William A. "Bill" Adkins Jr....