Tag Archives: African American church

  • New Book ‘Ushering With A Mission’ Offers a Unique Look at Black Church

    May 3, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Dr. Victor Davis, a Baptist minister is sharing his perspective on the Black church in his ‘manual,’ “Ushering With A Mission.” With insight from his African American congregation, Davis uses a non-traditional approach to give church leaders the tools they need to build the usher ministry. He presents a principle of growth that is biblically […]

  • Oldest African American Church Celebrates 225 Years

    Aug 14, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Springfield Baptist Church has had many milestones in its 225-year history: the founding of Morehouse College; the establishment of the Georgia Education Commission, which pressed for public education for black children in the late 1800s; and the formation of the Georgia Equal Rights Association, which marked the beginning of the Republican Party in Georgia. The […]

  • Oldest Black Church in Michigan Celebrates 175 Years

    Feb 8, 11 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *The oldest African-American church in Michigan is celebrating its 175th anniversary this month with a series of events and services that kicked off last Sunday. Founded in 1836, Second Baptist Church of Detroit has a long, storied history: It helped hide runaway slaves, fought for civil rights and today continues to battle for social and […]

  • Black Church Looking a Little White

    Mar 11, 10 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment


    *When delivered from the pulpit by Bishop Stanley K. Smith, the senior pastor of St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church in Meadville, the word “amen” can take many forms. It’s a period. It can also be a comma, or a question mark. A pause. It can be a backspace on one of those rare […]