Sunday, December 5, 2021

Religion

Long-time pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church-Lauderdale, the Rev. J.C. Bachus, died surrounded by loved ones and close friends on Tuesday morning. He was 81. Johnny Clarence Bachus was born in Hernando, Mississippi on Dec. 16, 1939 to Eddie and...
The Rev. ELaura James Reid's path to ministry is a winding road that she now travels as pastor of Coleman Chapel C.M.E. Church. Reid was not only the valedictorian of Manassas High School in 1994, she reigned her senior year...
April 4, 2021 will register as the second Easter Sunday during the COVID-19 pandemic and – according to some area ministers – comes with Memphis and the nation languishing and sorely in need of a beacon of encouragement and...
When the pandemic hit Shelby County in March of 2020, Bishop Lee Salter was founder and pastor of Anointed Faith World Outreach Center. But the physical toll COVID-19 was taking on the Frayser community inspired a divine name change and...
“When it is known that you have some interest in church governance, your body of work becomes relevant,” said Bishop David Allen Hall, newly elected prelate to the Church of God in Christ General Board. “I ran a good race...
If there’s one thing former pro-basketball player and Pastor Eric Lee has learned during the pandemic, it’s that strategic moves work both on and off the basketball court. “I met with my church leaders when the pandemic first hit,” said...
For years, the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church has suffered from a shortage of musicians in local churches, according to Bishop Henry Williamson, Prelate of the First Episcopal District. “There is a great dearth of musicians who can play the...
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....