The late Rev. James Bevel, an adviser to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., referred to preachers like Father Divine (pictured) as “religious entertainers.” (St. Louis American File Photo) Has the African-American Christian church lost its influence? Has it become weaker? Do some pastors spend too much time hiding in their churches? These are questions many people are asking, so it is time to examine and consider the power the Black church and Black preacher have had on our lives and history.
Tag: Church of God In Christ
BANKOLE THOMPSON CORALVILLE, IA – The Church of God in Christ Inc (COGIC), the largest African American Christian denomination in the country, has invited Michigan Chronicle Executive Editor Bankole Thompson, one of the most influential writers in media and politics and author of two books on President Obama, to serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the Aug.12 COGIC 2013 Inaugural Banquet at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Detroit.