The Black Church has historically been a source of hope and strength for the African American community.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Bishop Barnett K. Thoroughgood Have Moved From Time To Eternity!
Bishop Barnett K. Thoroughgood of New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ in Virginia Beach passed away Sunday after delivering what would be his last sermon. The fiery preacher with a booming voice delivered a final message from the pulpit Sunday morning. “You shall live and not die,” Bishop Barnett K. Thoroughgood shouted in his signature baritone, exhorting his congregation of more than 2,000 members to squeeze as much as they can from their lives before going to meet their maker. Thoroughgood, 62, wiped sweat from his forehead as he finished the sermon at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, sat down on stage, and collapsed in his seat. Bishop Thoroughgood was also pastor to recording artists Timberland, Pharrell Williams, a Virginia Beach native, and Missy Elliott, who grew up in Portsmouth. Source Here!