Monday, May 16, 2022

Religion

For more than five decades, the historic Monumental Baptist Church was synonymous with its larger-than-life, civil rights giant and the Memphis pastor who stood on the balcony as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was cut down by an assassin’s...
Churches of every denomination in cities all over the country are seeing a distressing decline of membership numbers.  An Orange Mound pastor said there is a solution to that challenge. “What we are seeing is the graying of the church,” said...
One of the 20th-century’s most illustrious pastors represents a class of Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) leaders, who helped sustain the denomination during the turbulent African-American experience wrought by Jim Crow segregation. The Rev. R. T. Fouse served in a pivotal...
An age-old tradition was honored recently as a revered pastor was laid to rest – the unveiling of the mourning drapes, or the mourning drapery. In the African-American church, upon the death of the senior pastor, his or her chair...
The “Israelites” of Israelite Baptist Church recently elected and embraced the Rev. Robert Anthony Johnson as the church’s new senior pastor.  For months, the Israelite Church family grieved the loss of its founder and father, Pastor S. L. Harris. As 2020...
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....
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...
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,”...
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...
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...