Religion

by Danny Tennial -- The Rev. Dr. William A. “Bill” Adkins Jr. celebrated 40 years of ministry as well as his birthday at Greater Imani Church the Cathedral of Faith last Sunday (Feb. 5).  Dr. Adkins, Greater Imani’s senior pastor, spoke...
The likenesses of 12 Memphis-area pastors are the focal points in “Visible Portraits of Light,” an exhibit reflecting the collaborative effort of Memphis artist Larry Walker and B. Visible Magazine. An Opening Exhibit & Unveiling Reception (Feb. 26) hosted the...
Raven Brown is on a journey of faith, hope and love that began with heartache and now is flowing on a river of hope and success. Inspiring Brown’s courageous venture into endless possibilities is something she initially thought was the...
Doris Thomas Hill envisioned a school in Jamaica that would mirror her successful, tutorial program at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. On April 13, the dedication and ribbon-cutting of The Keith Primary School in the Hill-Robinson Building was the realization of...
Bishop Charles H. Mason Patterson Sr. asked God to show him a “new face” for evangelism and God gave him bikers. Motorcycle riders gathered Sunday (April 23) at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ for a “City-wide Blessing of...
Five years into his pastorship of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood, the Rev. Melvin D. Watkins Jr. is reflective about “precarious and unsafe shifts in the culture” that don’t “bode well for the generations coming up behind us.”  Fresh off Mt....
The Rev. Sherman Helton’s 45th pastoral anniversary celebration was an appreciative look at the past and a hopeful, joyous, and optimistic look toward the future. The May 5 “Helton Gala” lauded Helton’s 45 years as pastor of New Hope Baptist...
Ask talented musician and pastor Kenneth Hollins how he ended up being a pastor and schoolteacher, and he will tell you, “It was an accident.” The gifted artist was on the road to the lucrative, professional life of a...
Pastor Ricky Floyd at Pursuit of God Transformation Center recently purchased the remaining space of the strip mall across from the church. “Our teen boys are going to work this summer,” said Floyd. “We need more space for the ever-expanding...
by Sheryl Allen Huff -- NASHVILLE – The Rev. Keith Caldwell, a Nashville native, is a longtime grassroots community organizer who, through years of working at the intersection of Race and Poverty across the Southern Region, organically emerged through the...