Congregation celebrates the life, legacy of Bishop Phillip Davis
Congregation celebrates the life, legacy of Bishop Phillip Davis

At Nations Ford Community Church, members gathered Monday to honor the life and legacy of their senior pastor, who died Saturday from what authorities say was an accidental gunshot wound.

A Shelby preacher plans to arm some of his church members

A Shelby preacher plans to arm some of his church members

The Rev. Melvin Clark, pastor at Washington Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby, said he doesn't want his church members to feel defenseless in the event of an attack.

From despair, Ed Holland became nation’s top church administrator

From despair, Ed Holland became nation’s top church administrator

In the past 14-plus years, Ed Holland has gone from working in personnel at Bank of America to making sure all things go just right Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, with its more than 8,000 members.

Stop sitting on your gift

Stop sitting on your gift

We are born to bear fruit, but when we sit on our gifts, we are missing an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Who's on your team?

Who's on your team?

COMMENTARY

Regardless of what the vision is for your life, you cannot accomplish it alone. It takes partnership and support.

Grinding your gears? Maybe it's time to shift your thinking

Grinding your gears? Maybe it's time to shift your thinking

FAITH MATTERS

Oftentimes in our lives, we don’t immediately see a need to shift away from the things that harm us. Instead, we circle the thing that’s not in our best interest until we find our intended way.

Does your walk match your talk?

Does your walk match your talk?

COMMENTARY

Dressing up in our Christian costumes, pretending that we are fail proof, has never helped anyone.

Why do we covet what others have?

Why do we covet what others have?

FAITH MATTERS

What others have may look good on the outside, but if you look closely, you may be surprised by what you find.

Book some quiet time with God

Book some quiet time with God

FAITH MATTERS

With all that goes on in our lives, what time are we setting aside for prayer and reflection?

Take time to be grateful

Take time to be grateful

FAITH MATTERS

Goals are important, and looking forward to a fresh new year is great, but we should apply that same intensity to celebrating the blessings we currently enjoy.

My blessing came wrapped in unexpected paper

My blessing came wrapped in unexpected paper

FAITH MATTERS

She needed a car. She prayed for a car. But when her car finally arrived, Tanya Wilson was not ready for what she received.

 
Saturday, August, 29 2015
Sheriff: Rev. Phillip Davis died while cleaning a gun
Sheriff: Rev. Phillip Davis died while cleaning a gun

UPDATE: Bishop Phillip Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church, died from an accidental gunshot wound to the chest, the Union County Sheriff’s office said Sunday.

September 4, 2015
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