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First woman sworn in as president of pastors council

By Corey Williams Associated Press DETROIT (AP) - The first woman elected president of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity was sworn in...

Birmingham pastor to head Bishop Eddie Long’s congregation

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Birmingham pastor Steven A. Davis was formally named the new senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Sunday in...

Gospel singer Marvin Sapp purchases church in need of repairs

Wire reports MUSKEGON, Mich. — A nationally recognized gospel singer will begin offering church services in downtown Muskegon this year. Bishop Marvin Sapp, of Lighthouse Full...

Eddie Long’s Funeral Date Set, TD Jakes Calls Him ‘Mighty Man...

By Leonardo Blair The Christian Post New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, announced Monday that the homegoing service for the late Bishop Eddie Long...

Bishop Eddie Long, megachurch pastor, dies

Associated Press LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Eddie Long, the flamboyant megachurch pastor whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has...

A post-election healing plan? College class comes up short

By Matt Sedensky AP National Writer  ATLANTA (AP) -- The classroom held all the moroseness of a funeral parlor. Just 16 hours had passed since Donald...

Eliminate the Middleman

By Tijuana J. Williams We go through many seasons in our lives. I believe each one represents a period of transition. Relationships begin and end ....

Manufactured vs. Manifested

By Tijuana J. Williams What do you do when God speaks but nothing happens? Will you wait without murmuring or find a way to help...

Area Muslim leader on interfaith love, compassion and support

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times When he moved to the United States from Pakistan in 1975, Ashfaq Taufique was in for a few surprises. “Openness in...

Mighty Clouds of Joy singer Joe Ligon dies at 80

From Wire Reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Singer Joe Ligon, the dynamic frontman of the Grammy-winning gospel group Mighty Clouds of Joy, has died. He...

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