Religion

Congregants were preparing to hear the Sunday morning sermon at Union Valley Baptist Church, an iconic landmark in the heart of South Memphis. Pastor H.O. Kneeland was reminding the church to pray for those on the “Sick and Shut-In List.” Before the Rev. Kneeland could finish the thought, he collapsed...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economic equity, Education reform and immigration/intercultural equity were the three issues voted on by attendees at the MICAH Convention held this past Sunday at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. “We are here to come together to build a powerful coalition...
MLK50 faith leaders will launch the Moral Mondays in Memphis series at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church on Oct. 16. As part of the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Moral Mondays in Memphis is inspired by Dr. King’s work...
The sound of worship will waft from the Studio on the Square shortly after the 9 a.m. hour on Sunday (Jan. 20) as the Rev. Dr. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr. ushers in a new ministry. Dubbed the Greater Works Fellowship, Hutchinson sees his new ministry as “a new movement...
by Rev. Rosalyn Regina Nichols, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As an African-American woman, I find myself pondering a question that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked 50-plus years ago: “Where do we go from here?” I do so in the shadow of the #MeToo movement and a White House...
St. John Missionary Baptist Church is an historic landmark, not only in Memphis, but in the consciousness of the city’s collective church community. It was a heady time in 1868 when St. John was organized by “a faithful few.” Memphis, like so many other Southern cities, struggled to adjust to...
Castalia Baptist Church, 2180 Airways Blvd., is accepting applications for its fourteenth annual college tour. Under trustee Meka Egwuekwe, the church will lead more than 40 high school students on a tour of seven historically black college campuses in Alabama and Georgia as part of its annual rotating schedule of...
by Joyce Kyles Encouraged. Inspired. Heartfelt. Conviction. These are just a few of the words attendees used to describe this year’s Agape Heartlight event last Friday at Hope Presbyterian Church. “Do Justice” was the theme of the event, which had two featured speakers – Brian Fikkert, a professor and the founder...
Two weeks ago, 24-year-old DeAndre Bramlett felt hopeless and alone. He had no job, no prospects, and no money to take care of his son, Kamyron, only a year old. Tuesday, he turned 25. And in all his 25 years, DeAndre had never had a birthday cake. That all changed...
by Jerome Wright For 60 years, the Annual International Tea in support of The LeMoyne-Owen College has signaled the advent of another season of faith-based fundraising for the Memphis-rooted HBCU. And so it was again last Sunday (Jan. 21.) with a full house of LOC supporters drawn to Metropolitan Baptist Church. The...