Upon meeting Pastor Rafer Owens, who is both the dynamic leader of Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church and a deputy sheriff serving in Compton in Los Angeles County, it is easy to understand why he was chosen to speak at Together LA, the three-day conference about discovering how to love the metropolis, beginning this Thursday.
Payday lending really pulls in people who need help and feel they have nowhere else to turn. The Rev. Lloyd Fields, pastor of Greater Gilgal Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, remembers when he turned to that type of financing. Now 73 years old, he can remember a half-century ago when he was a married deacon […]
Rev. Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi is gliding swiftly down a slippery slope. In order to protest gay marriage rights, he stood in front of the courthouse downtown... next to a horse in a wedding dress.This is how bigots think.
The FBI is conducting a federal hate crime investigation after several predominately black churches in Florida were vandalized with racist Ku Klux Klan markings. New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Pilgrim Rest P.B. Church in Crawford discovered before services on Sunday morning that the...
Yesterday, I preached at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. This was the same church where I delivered the eulogy for Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teenager killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Show More Summary
On Sunday at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, the church where Michael Brown's funeral service was held, Reverend Al Sharpton gave a defiant sermon saying they lost the first round but the fight is not over because the resignation Officer Darren Wilson is not enough justice for the Brown family. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for being grateful for all that we’ve been blessed with, but according to Fourth Missionary Baptist Church pastor Walter Houston, it’s a day where you can refuse to bury 93-year-old woman because he feels she didn’t give enough. The daughter of 93-year-old Olivia Blair said Houston refused to [...]
What would Jesus do? Probably not this:The daughter of 93-year-old Olivia Blair couldn’t believe it when Fourth Missionary Baptist Church pastor Walter Houston refused to bury her mother. “It was like the last insult in the world,” Barbara Day told KRIV in Houston. Show More Summary
Lawd! Tennessee Couple Arrested For Killing Popular Pastor Via The Grio reports: The family of a Memphis pastor found dead Saturday may finally have justice. The Prospect Park Missionary Baptist Church pastor, Don Smith, was discovered dead near a pond
I visited Berean Christian Church last week ago to hear Jason Carter speak. I’m looking at the role of the black church in voter turnout and civic participation. Berean has become the new New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb politics, now that Bishop Eddie Long is weighed down by allegations of abusing young men. Show More Summary
Deacons of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., have now filed a lawsuit against the Rev. Juan D. McFarland, who shook his congregation when he confessed to sleeping around with church members even though he knew he had AIDS, NBC News reports.
Juan McFarland, the pastor at a Montgomery, Alabama, church who confessed to having sex with members of his congregation when he knew he was infected with AIDS, is refusing to leave the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church — and has changed...Show More Summary
It's not unusual for a sermon to draw boredom and stifled yawns. But pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama found a very special way to make congregants hang on his every word these past few Sundays.Last month, he began admitting, right from the pulpit, that he'd done some bad things. Show More Summary
Juan Demetrius McFarland had been the respected pastor of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for 23 years, so when on September 14 he made the shocking admission to his congregation that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive 11 years ago,...Show More Summary
It’s an announcement that continues to rock a Montgomery church and the surrounding community. WSFA 12 News confirmed with church leaders, including the now former pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Juan Demetrius McFarland himself, that McFarland confessed from the pulpit a few Sundays ago that he had full blown AIDS and had slept with […]
Post by Jill Baughman. Well this is absolutely horrifying and will make you wonder what the heck is wrong with people in this world. Apparently former pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montogomery, Alabama, Juan Demetrius...Show More Summary
What would Jesus do!? Pastor Admits To Spreading AIDS To Female Church Members The church leaders, including the now former pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Juan Demetrius McFarland himself, that McFarland confessed from the pulpit a few Sundays
An Alabama pastor reportedly kicked off his sermon with a litany of confessions that shocked the congregation at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery.
[Content Note: Death; police brutality; racism.]"Michael Brown's funeral is underway at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Mourners made their way into the chapel today with their hands up."—Aura Bogado at Colorlines,...Show More Summary
As Michael Brown’s life was celebrated on Monday at a packed ceremony at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, the audience and speakers never lost sight of the reason they were there: Justice.