Tag Archives: Black church

  • Number of Black Churches Increasing

    Feb 22, 14 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *The number of black churches in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has surged more than 80 percent in the last decade to 3,400 U.S. congregations, says BCNN1.com. However, the number of African American missionaries remains tiny: Only 27 of the SBC’s 4,900 international missionaries are black.

  • Black Church (Unity Fellowship) Welcoming of Gays Moves to South L.A.

    Jun 4, 13 by The Watcher 1 Comment


    *Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, June 2, Reverend’s Russell Thornhill and Leslie Butke cut the ribbon officially opening the doors of the new home of the Unity Fellowship Church of Christ (UFC) in South Los Angeles. Founded in 1982 by Archbishop Carl Bean during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the UFC Movement through the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vanderbilt Analyzes Diversity in the Black Church

    Mar 22, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Prominent scholars will explore the current and future impact of the black church during a time of deep divisions in race, culture and religion at a Vanderbilt Divinity School conference April 3-5. Vanderbilt’s Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies will host “The Black Church’s 11th Hour: The Promise of Our Ideals and the […]

  • Churches Spreading Voting Gospel Message

    Oct 2, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *It’s not just the collection plate that’s getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the nation, says the Associated Press. Exhorting congregations to register to vote, church leaders are distributing registration cards in the middle of services, and many are pledging caravans of […]

  • Why Black Churches Should Take the Reigns of Sexuality

    Sep 13, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Writer Thomas Mambande discusses the matter of dealing with sexuality and homosexuality in the church in an opinion piece published on Afro.com: As I read Reverend Lamar’s opinion piece (“Sex, Not Same-Sex Marriage, Should Be Topic of Debate”), my heart sank. For, while reading about the hypocrisy of the black church in America from the […]