Monday, July 4, 2022

Religion

by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender More than 800 people attended the 17th annual “Memphis Living Legends 2019” service at New Sardis Baptist Church on Feb. 24. “This is a day of celebration where we honor so...
“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...
Memphis Theological Seminary just broadened its focus in providing Christian Education in the context of “The Black Church,” thanks to a $1,000,000 grant from the prestigious Lily Endowment. “Establishing ‘The House of Black Church Studies’ is an extremely significant development...
Only moments after the burial of Bishop E. Lynn Brown on Saturday, the passing of  Bishop William Graves sent more shockwaves through the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop Lawrence Reddick posted a statement on the CME website Saturday afternoon: “Dear CME...
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...
Hundreds gathered in the scenic elegance of Hilton Hotel East on Monday morning for the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Association. This year’s theme was: “2020 Vision: Be the...
Gospel star Earnest Pugh’s alma mater is Millington Central High School, where he now is giving back by mentoring students in the school’s gospel choir once a month. Pugh’s mentoring sessions with the Millington Gospel Choir are set for the...
Four and a half months ago, Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. paused as he prepared to read “the word of the Lord” and made an announcement: the Holy Convocation likely would convene...
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...
Well, here's something you don't see every day. To emphasize his message of Jesus' imminent return, Rev. Barthomew Orr, pastor of the popular Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, wanted to simulate for his congregation what it might be like to look...