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How Can Apostolic Pastors Be Involved In This Foolishness And The Church Is Eating It Up? High Profile Christians Work With Unification Church!!

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Church these folks will do anything for money. This past  Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. faith leaders from dozens of nations gathered to promote unity. Imploring each other to see diversity not as a stumbling block, but as the ‘cornerstone’ for developing a peace that can elevate nations and its leaders. Noel Jones, pastor of City of Refuge Church in Los Angeles was the keynote speaker, gospel singers Yolanda Adams , Hezekiah Walker, Kim Burrell, Joann Rosario, Dionne Warwick, and Paula White-Cain, Trump’s personal spiritual adviser called for the leaders to push past barriers that have divided denominations for far too long. I’m absolutely disgusted by this. This “peace” and “unification” is a smoke screen. The moonies own several for-profit business that made them billionaires. One includes the right-wing rag, the Washington Times (NOT the Post). They’ve contributed to several anti-progressive politicians and have been in their fellowsh

Miami Megachurch’s Pastor Pledged Safety For Immigrants During Trump’s Event.

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Church the pastor of a Miami megachurch that will host the idiot in the White House at a rally this week is guaranteeing that parishioners who entered the U.S. illegally won't risk deportation by attending. Yeah right like the secret service is going to allow anyone in there that has not had a full background check I don't care who the president is .......ice will be there in as a joint task force.

Botham Jean's Family Suffers Another Loss After Judge Dismisses Part of Wrongful Death Lawsuit.

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Church the city of Dallas has won a small victory after a federal judge absolved the city of liability in the tragic 2018 killing of a black man. On Sept. 6, 2018, hearts were shattered when the news of black accountant Botham Jean being wrongfully shot to death by a white off-duty officer in his apartment made headlines across the nation.

First Lady Lois Evans Has Transition From Time Unto Eternity😢😢

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Church me myself and I grieve the loss and celebrate the life of a beautiful soul Lady Lois Evans. She has modeled elegance, godliness and grace for so many. To Dr. Tony Evans, immediate family, OCBF, and all who loved her, we are praying for your comfort and peace during this season and the many seasons to come. The passing of First Lady Lois Evans is a reminder of the brevity of life and that only what we do for Christ matters. She is truly a Remarkable Woman who labored and suffered well for the Kingdom of God. What an example to follow as we follow Christ! Heaven gains another giant of the faith. Let's keep the Evans family in our prayers!

Get Out Of Here,Church Members Trying To Drive Out Bishop Victor Couzens!?!?

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Church Raymona Felder a ten-year member of Bishop Couzens church is speaking out about the situation from the standpoint of the congregation. She's not speaking as someone he’s been romantically involved with she's speaking as someone who sits in the pew every Sunday. It seems that Bishop Couzens is refusing to step down, the church is going into foreclosure and he has locked people out. She's claiming that IBC in 2017 had over 2500 members, and sadly it's down to 300 plus. After all, he's accused of doing should stepping down even be an option? LISTEN TO THIS TESTIMONY

Today was Pastor Charles Jenkins Last Official Sunday As Pastor Of Fellowship Chicago!!

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Church, as you may have heard today, was Pastor Charles Jenkins last Sunday as Senior Pastor of Fellowship Chicago.

The Old Black Church 10 Most Popular Posts of 2019!

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Church, I’m going to avoid sharing the posts that received the most page views or comments. So instead, here’s a list of the ten posts yall spent the most time reading this year, beginning with the piece you stayed on the longest and ending with the post that sent the most traffic to the blog. 1.  Legendary Gospel Great John P Kee Offers To Feed The Clemson Tigers After 45 Dropped The Ball!   2.  Jesus Please Take The Wheel, Vickie Winans Has Now Hooked Up With Apostle David E. Taylor!!  3. Pastor Reginald Sharpe Will Take Over For Pastor Charles Jenkins. 4.  Vashawn Mitchell Performace At Oakwood University Church Didn't Go Too Well, But He Was A Good Sport About. 5. It's Been Alleged That Pastor John Gray Cheated On His Beautiful Wife.  6. Get Out Of Here, Two Followers of False ‘Prophet’ Joshua Holmes Does SEX Tape With Him!!! 7. Did Joel Osteen Attend The Lady Gaga LGBT Pride Event?  8.  Is There Trouble In The Clark Family Dynasty? ? 9.

At least 3 shot inside Texas church during service

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Church here we go again, at least three people were shot inside a crowded church near Fort Worth, Texas, in a terrifying scene captured on video Sunday morning. It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting, but footage of the incident shows what appears to be a man shooting at least two people and then getting shot as he tried turning his weapon at the crowd.

Get Out Of Here, So, Senior Pastor Victor Couzens Has Changed The Locks On The Church Doors.

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Church it looks like Senior Pastor Victor Couzens has just returned from a much need sabbatical to find all kinds of hell done broke out at his church. From members writing posts (see below) asking him to step down, to banks asking him to leave.  According to online sources, it looks like Inspirational Baptist Church Senior Pastor Victor Couzens has changed the locks on the church doors. In my opinion, it doesn't even take "spiritual" discernment, at this point; "flesh and blood" and common sense should reveal that it's time to fellowship elsewhere. Without judgment months ago, a lot of wise people offered solid solutions which would have helped IBC rectify their situation (and grow from it). But, Couzens ignored all plans that didn't include keeping him in some kind of position. So, he squandered the entire ministry due to his own narcissism. I feel bad for those who fellowship there; but Christ isn't even the focus of that ministry now [this en

In The African-American Community, New Year’s Day Used To Be Widely Known As “Hiring Day” — or “Heartbreak Day.

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Church this a must-read article and your thoughts. Americans are likely to think of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as a time to celebrate the fresh start that a new year represents, but there is also a troubling side to the holiday’s history. In the years before the Civil War, the first day of the new year was often a heartbreaking one for enslaved people in the United States. In the African-American community, New Year’s Day used to be widely known as “Hiring Day” — or “Heartbreak Day,” as the African-American abolitionist journalist William Cooper Nell described it — because enslaved people spent New Year’s Eve waiting, wondering if their owners were going to rent them out to someone else, thus potentially splitting up their families. The renting out of slave labor was a relatively common practice in the antebellum South and a profitable practice for white slave owners and hirers. “‘Hiring Day’ was part of the larger economic cycle in which most debts were collected and settle

Facing Eviction, Relentless Church Helps People in Need!!

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Church the Sunday before Christmas, Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, gave more than $30,000 to congregants, employees, and regular visitors who’d been facing tough times. This generosity comes as the church faces its own uncertainties, with a lease dispute resulting in its upcoming relocation. During worship on December 22, pastors John Gray and Aventer Gray told various attendees the church was taking care of some of their expenses. A frequent visitor learned that her electricity bill was being paid. A member facing medical bills from a motorcycle accident received similar good news. A local family threatened with eviction received $10,000, the day’s largest gift.

Would You Wear A Panty With Your Pastor's Face On It???

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Church the controversial "cussing" Pastor Thaddeus Matthew is making news once again, this time for allegedly having designed panties for his female congregants with a print of his face. Would you wear a panty with your pastor’s face on it? This might seem awkward on many different levels but funny enough, some ladies might be doing it out here. 

Study Shows White Evangelicals Want Christian Supremacy, Not “Religious Freedom”!

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Church this article is spot on and the following comment about the same article, sums it up for me. Comment:  Christians need to be completely honest. If you want to see the schism emerging within American Christianity look no further than the CT article fallout. CT wrote an absolute spot-on article that no Christian really should debate. However, "evangelicals" like Falwell Jr and even WLC have gone to war condemning the author as a heretic over their support for one of the most immoral presidents in recent history. The problem is not Trump's immorality, crassness, inhumane policies, appointments or anything else. These are all just par for the course politics. The problem is many Christians are completely perverting the Gospel to defend him and his policies. "Evangelical" leaders like Robertson claiming Trump has a mandate from God, Graham promoting the "Trump economy" and others defending his border policies certainly give credence to concerns

Her Name Is Destiny Harrison!!!

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Church I heard about this story when it first happened and I absolutely hate it. Sometimes I wonder if our communities are beyond repair. I can't wrap my mind around some of the atrocities we suffer by our own. On 12/21/19 21-year-old Destiny Harrison was shot to death in front of her child in here Baltimore hair salon. The disgusting human beings murdered this woman over $3000 worth of hair....yes hair. 😢 This woman decided to open a business in her own community, only to have that same community turn it’s back on her. Nobody wants to come forward, because of this “no snitching” BS. She’s already been failed once, don’t fail her & her innocent child again. If you have any information please do the right thing. It breaks my heart that people are this mentally deranged, that they value material things over human life. Do better world, do better. Where is the outrage? Where are the protests?

Zambian President Resists Trump Admin’s Push to Legalize Sodomy Under Threat of Losing Aid!!

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Church we can not force our morals (or lack thereof) on other countries just because we are giving them aid or show up with the military. The president of Zambia is continuing to resist the Trump administration’s campaign to decriminalize homosexual sex acts worldwide, as U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote threatened to pull aid to the African nation after two men received lengthy prison terms and President Edgar Lungu defended the sentence by declaring that homosexuality is “unbiblical and unChristian” — like bestiality — and “we don’t want it.” Foote has now reportedly been recalled from the country as Lungu refuses to work with him, and a replacement is not expected anytime soon.

Happy Kwanzaa!!

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Happy Kwanzaa, a time when cultural heritage and traditional values are highlighted & celebrated. Much peace & happiness to all.

First Lady Wearing See Threw Outfit And Pastor Looking Like Her Pimp.

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Church why in the world are the saints so upset with Pastor Jamal Bryant and his ex-wife Gizelle Bryant? Folks online are going in hard on the couple. They say that the church is truly in trouble and where's the holiness? Comments : "The bible says we're are to be holy because God is holy. There are too many holes in her dress and he has too many hoe-ish ways. This is not what the bible meant. Smh but okay this is what the world wants, not holiness but hoe-liness." I'm glad to see them together they do have a family together. Plus it was a charity dinner in ATL, not a Christmas party like some had stated. People make mistakes even being Christians. What does a proper first lady dress like? Her outfit here isn't modest, but she isn't in a church setting and they haven't remarried yet. Let them live!! Read The Comments Here

Merry Christmas, The Old Black Church!!!

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Happy birthday to the King of Kings! “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” Merry Christmas TOBC!!!

Praying For Dr. Tony Evans And The Family.

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Church Dr. Tony Evans is asking us in the Body of Christ if we would join him and the family in praying that the Lord will give his sweet wife Lois great peace at this time. And for us to pray specifically with them that God would either heal Ms. Lois or take her home. They do not want her to live in pain any longer. Also pray that God will give them, as her family, grace, wisdom, and comfort as they walk with his wife through this season. Our prayers are appreciated and needed. 

Do Church Members Have Authority To Correct Their Pastor??

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Church can saints correct their pastor? What are yall thoughts on the above Meme? Now in my humble opinion for a pastor or any clergy to think or believe that they are above correction or criticism is a dangerous place for he/she to be.

The grand jury believes the victims of these priests are in the THOUSANDS, and church leaders hid it so the priest could continue molesting children!

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Church remember when we were growing up and were told we could always trust a priest/preacher or a cop? Wow, that advice did not age well. Now in my humble opinion, this is the biggest tragedy of children in America besides human trafficking. Those priests should all be in jail and castrated. Anyone who helped them who was their boss should be in jail and the survivors need to be compensated to the tune of billions of dollars! Justice will be served!

Texas Church Votes To Leave Denomination!

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Church one of Texas Conference’s largest churches has decided to leave The United Methodist Church. By a 96% margin, the congregation of Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, in the Houston suburb of Katy, voted Dec. 15 to depart. The church plans to join the Indianapolis-based Free Methodist Church denomination. The change requires other actions and will likely take months to complete.

Christianity Today Editor Doubles Down On His Criticism Of Donald Trump.

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Some have abandoned the teachings of Jesus Christ for the teachings of trump. So the Evangelical White Nationalists have all come out in defense of their hero Donald Trump but guess what Christianity Today which had almost 5 million online subscribers, that figure has now tripled since the Editorial calling for Trump to resign was published. We have always known that they were there hiding behind the pulpit but the Spirit has shone a light on their darkness or should I say their whiteness.

Why It Matters If Your Bible Was Translated By A Racially Diverse Group!!

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Church the era of slavery is over. But centuries later, racial oppression remains a reality. Thus, some Christians of color have questioned how the Bible relates to the hopes of black folks because some people at the source of our oppression were Christians. This has led to an explicit rejection of the Christian framework that informs some historic black social action. Anyhow here's a great article about Bible translation from Professor McCAulley who points out that even gender and cultural preconceptions could have weighed in as a factor in the translation.

According To Life Way A Growing Number Of US Pastor Believe The Economy Is Harming Their Churches.

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Church a study from LifeWay has found that a growing number of pastors believe the economy is having an overall negative impact on their churches. It’s funny how some of these pastors are searching for anything to explain the decline rather than the rampant narcissism found in far too many church leaders.

Prophet Kim Clement Prophesied In 2014 That They Will Not Impeach The President, But They Did!!!

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Church if a prophecy is spoken and it fails to come to pass, does that make the prophet who spoke the prophecy a liar? So how do we know who is a true prophet? Well, that's the conversation that's taking place in the Christian community today and yesterday, about the late Prophet Kim Clement, a prophet of God, who claimed to have been from God. Some folks say that they used to get chills listening to him speak, his words were so true and prophetic. Anyhow according to an online source(FACEBOOK)Prophet Kim Clement passed away two weeks after Trump was elected president. During one of his many prophecies, he predicted the election of Donald Trump in 2007, and the impeachment attempts were prophesied in 2014. It’s official. ‬ ‪Donald J. Trump has been impeached.‬ Maybe Kim Clement meant that they will not remove him from office because I’m sure that won’t happen. They impeached him but the next vote is his removal and I’m sure he’ll be acquitted. Maybe thats what he meant.

Christianity Today Called For Trump's Removal From Office.

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Church Christianity Today, a prominent evangelical magazine, founded by the late Billy Graham called for President Trump to be removed from office in an editorial, a day after Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. If someone had told me 2019 would end with Christianity Today printing “its time to call a spade a spade...” That’s my favorite quote from the article.

"CHURCH FOLK" ~ Stop trying to make people feel guilty if they don't go to Church on Christmas Day.

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  Do yall usually attend church on Christmas Day? I saw the above title and picture on my timeline and chuckle. Going to church on Christmas Day was never something that was done at my house. Now I do understand why a lot of folks don't go to church on Christmas Day, some folks haven't seen their family in years and chose to stay home and have family time. Do yall go to church on Christmas Day?

Bethel Worship Leader Asks for Prayer That Daughter Who Died Would Come Back to Life!!

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Church if you’ve not yet read about this developing story, it is beyond bizarre and disturbing. If you have not yet heard it, here is my version: Kalley Heiligenthal, a worship leader at Bethel Church and songwriter for the ever-popular Bethel Music, had a daughter who passed away. The daughter’s name was Olive and she was 2 years old. This happened early on December 14th. After Olive was pronounced dead, Kalley took to social media to solicit prayer from followers that God would raise her daughter from the dead, claiming that “her time here is not done.” We are currently on the fifth day of Olive’s death and the Heiligenthal’s have not given up. Bethel Church is currently holding prayer and worship services, with the intention of praying to God to raise Olive from the dead. On Sunday, Kalley even definitively declared during Sunday service that God would raise Olive from the dead. It is accompanied by the hashtag Knowing what I know about Bethel, this is not incredibly shocking,

White Women, Are Core Supporters Of The White House, Black women, Are The Conscious Of America!!

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Church this just shows you that our struggles are not the same as everyone else. I'm interested in seeing if they were to question these same people what would their views be on issues such as police brutality, prison reform, racism, etc. Seriously, I wanna know what black men are they polling?

Exactly What Did Gospel Great Marvin Sapp Sacrifices To Perform At Sean Diddy Combs Birthday Celebration?!?!?!

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Church I'm trying to understand just what Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp meant by the following comment: Remember the greater the assignment, the greater the responsibility and the greater the sacrifice . Church yall help me understand exactly what was the sacrifice here? A sacrifice is a loss or something you give up, usually for the sake of a better cause. Most likely Mr. Sapp was flown out paid handsomely for his 40-minute performance and then flown home. Anyhow, Sean Diddy Combs, celebrated his 50th birthday this weekend with an opulent bash at his Beverly Hills mansion. Acclaimed gospel artist Marvin Sapp performed two songs that have been very special to Diddy and have helped him through a tough year since losing the mother of his children, Kim Porter. Once again where's the sacrifice?

COGIC Bishop Patrick Wooden Come For Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II.

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Church is this all most black churches preach about is homosexuality? All for claps while the church is empty. Men don't attend because there is zero instruction in righteousness. Here we got Bishop Wooden talking smack about Rev. William Barber's church who's working vociferously to remove poverty as a system from our urban and rural communities. He needs to stop being messy and leave folks sexuality along and preach the gospel of deliverance. With 80% of black children born out of wedlock among blacks, black median income is $35,000.00 yearly, this is the battle cry? Stop preaching the message of white evangelicalism and white supremacy. Online comment: This pulpit speaks so candidly about this subject, but their denominations annual meetings bare much of what the Pastor speaks about. Now either remove yourself from the C.O.G.IC. or else hush because this is becoming paradoxical! It's ok to say such from your pulpit, but the national pulpit allows such men and

The Poorest Americas Are Not Attending Church!!

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Interesting article, most of the churches of today have become a money-making racket. Through the Prosperity Gospel, millions are been deceived and told, that God intended for everyone to be a millionaire. But in reality, the people are making these Megachurch Pastors multi-millionaire as they themselves continue to dwell in abject poverty. Many of the poorest Americans are abandoning the church in numbers, a disturbing trend that is denying social and networking capital to those who need it the most, according to research findings by political scientist Ryan P. Burge of the Eastern Illinois University. Burge’s research, which was first published by the Religion in Public blog, showed that people in the lowest income bracket according to the General Social Survey were more likely than any other not to attend church services.

The Hallmark Channel Has Pissed Off A Right Wing Conservative Group.

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Church never underestimate the power of millions of negative posts, lost sponsors, and bad publicity. The Hallmark Channel has reversed itself and will now show ads featuring same-sex couples getting married. The earlier decision by Hallmark’s parent company to pull the ads after a complaint by a conservative group launched a storm of protest. The Hallmark Channel, which bills itself the “country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment,” apologized Sunday for removing an ad from Zola.com that features two brides kissing and has reinstated it after backlash from gay rights advocates.

Tuesday Night Bible Study: Can You Be Saved And Yet Be A Part Of A Fraternity Or Sorority??

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Church it is hard to see how a Christian can obey the Lord’s command to help “the least of these” while pledging allegiance to a group that distances itself from others or sees itself as above them. A Christian’s closest relationships should be with fellow Christians and not based on external ties such as belonging to the same fraternity/sorority, having gone to the same school, coming from the same race or social class, etc. 

How Long Can You Sit And Listen To A Sermon!?!?/

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Church Pew GOT IT WRONG AGAIN. They need to STOP SAYING THAT THEY ARE STUDYING BLACK FOLKS. The average length of a sermon preached in historically Black Churches is NOT 54 minutes. Since I was once apart of it for years I ought to know. The reason I don’t like statistics like this is because it becomes more divisive than useful. The study is not asking us how long a sermon should be. And unfortunately many will chime in with comments of length barring the culture, setting, and message. In the words of  some saints “if it’s too long cut it out, but if it holds one's attention let the word continue”

Apostle Ron and Hope Carpenter Are Going Into The Enemy Territory, and Taking Their Stuff Back!?!?!!?

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Church according to social media Influencer Larry Reid Apostle Ron and Pastor Hope Carpenter have apparently hatched a plan to take their stuff back from the Grays, meaning Redemption Church, SC. But in reality, this is not new news because I've mentioned this in one of my many posts that the Carpenters wanted to make this location a campus church and wanted the Grays to be the lead pastors but the Grays was not hearing that mess. Rumors have it that the Carpenters are trying hard to take over the City Church in Richmond Virginia. I called it first!     

Mattel Faces Backlash For Releasing A New 'Politically Correct' Barbie!!

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Church Mattel just released a new Barbie and some people are simply furious. Take a look and decide for yourself if it's worthy of the controversy. The company made the doll in honor of Olympic Bronze medalist and sabre competitor Ibtihaj Muhammad, who wore her hijab at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, reports People. The Barbie is part of Mattel's "Shero" line dedicated to inspirational women, such as Misty Copeland, Emmy Rossum Ava DuVernay, Ashley Graham and Gabby Douglas.

Developing News, Relentless Church Is Opening A Campus In Atlanta GA.

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Church just finished watching Relentless Church live stream, in which Pastor John and Aventer Gray announced that they will be moving to a new Greenville campus next year, and opening a new campus in Atlanta, GA. Eddie Long's son Edward Long was in attendance today. Maybe he'll lead the Relentless Atlanta campus, who knows. Pastor John said more info on both churches will be available at Watch Service New Year's Eve.

Shout Out To Some Of The Old Black Church Followers