When I look back, everything I have been through, as tough as it was at times, was preparing me for the destination that the Lord has assigned for me and only me.
Elevation Church plans to open a new 1,200-seat campus in University City’s Innovation Park – the former IBM headquarters – by Easter 2015, according to an audit of the church’s 2013 finances.
The donation comes as media outlets are beginning to question the governance policies at Elevation, with draws about 14,000 worshipers each weekend 10 locations.
What started 100 years ago as an informal prayer gathering by a group of South Carolina sharecroppers has today grown to become one of Mecklenburg County's largest churches.
How may times have you promised a friend or co-worker that you will pray for them when you know you probably wouldn't. Tanya Wilson's column this week addresses that issue.
What have you done today to move your dream forward? Each day, commit to doing at least one thing that will move you closer to fulfilling your life's purpose.
Morning Glory Devotional
Is there a situation in your life that seems beyond hope? Listen to this week's installment of "Lessons from Lazarus," a 9-part series that examines Christian faith amid difficult situations.
In a world where selfishness and greed are commonplace, partnering and sharing can still yield great benefits.
Clifford A. Jones Sr., pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, said he will run to be the next president of the National Baptist Convention USA, the nation's largest and oldest black Baptist association.
Scene at the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church annual Friends and Family Cookout. (Photo Gallery)
Tensions ran high at a north Charlotte church Sunday morning as members protested Pastor Andrew Rollinson’s leadership, saying he was fired nearly three months ago but refuses to leave.
What did the African American community gain by having black leaders rush to support the gay rights agenda as a civil right? Judging by this week's Supreme Court rulings, absolutely nothing.
Commentary -- We allow our failures to dictate what we can and can’t do, where we can and can’t go, what we can or can’t achieve. We constantly categorize people and attach labels to their lives.
OPINION -- I'm still on the fence concerning Michelle Obama’s decision to confront a heckler at a June 6 Democratic National Committee fundraiser.
Civil rights icon Andrew Young challenged graduating seniors at Johnson C. Smith University to find a purpose in life by working to solve the world’s many problems.
Just as artists are creating masterpieces from broken glass, every piece of our lives -- the good and the bad -- makes up the total of who we are.
Commentary: When we begin to care more about what man is telling us, disregarding what we know to be right for us, we allow ourselves to be dragged off course and away from the path to our destiny.
Located in the Belmont community of east Charlotte, this mission-oriented congregation made a conscious decision to remain in a "challenged neighborhood."
As we celebrate another Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I can think of no better tribute to his legacy of peace than for Congress to ban the manufacture and sale of military-style assault weapons.
We all want to be joyful, but if we look around, we find that those of us in church are no more joyful than those outside the faith.
Pastor Kendall Anderson's ministry will meet at Sun Valley 14 movie theater in Indian Trail and focus on "helping people awaken to experience Life in God that is present within us all."
Fifty-five community leaders gather to view and discuss "horrifying" images and news accounts displayed in "Without Sanctuary"
Spurred on by new voter laws, African American preachers attending the National Baptist Convention, USA's annual conference said they will continue longtime efforts to get blacks registered to vote.
Everyone wins when we seek to establish common ground and ways to build up one another rather than tearing down people and ideas.
Isn’t it powerful when great things occur in our lives, against all odds and in contradiction to what we can see with our own eyes?
I was raised Baptist, so I was somewhat reluctant when the woman I met in stainless steel invited me to worship with her Church of God congregation.
More than 2,000 years ago Jesus gave a chilling economic forecast that touched on poverty. It still rings true today as we confine poor people to third-class citizenship in a nation of prosperity.
The greater our blessings, the more opportunity we have to share with others how we arrived and what we went through to get there.
More than 700 members of The Park Church gathered Saturday, Nov. 16, for the congregation's 100th anniversary gala at the Westin Charlotte.
Morning Glory Devotional
As much as we all like to fell that we are in control of our lives, there is much about life that seems arbitrary and unfair.
For me, it's not about the possessions of the reality-TV preachers, although it’s difficult to see the message in the middle of their bling.
Charlotte is abuzz with news that Steven Furtick, founder and pastor of Elevation Church, is building a 16,000-square-foot home on 19 acres in Waxhaw.
A Church You Should Know
Founded in 2006, First Fellowship Ministries of Charlotte recently moved into a new east Charlotte home, where it seeks to become a vital part of the local community.
Morning Glory Devotionals
One of the hardest things we do as humans is wait. But the story of Lazarus teaches us that God's delay is not the same as God's denial.
Making an appointment with ourselves can be one of the most important meetings we schedule.
Qcitymetro talks with Acacia Bamberg Salatti, acting director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Department of Health and Human Services. She is in Charlotte for the National Baptist Convention. (Q&A)
A pastor at a north Charlotte church sent an email asking that "only white people" stand at the front door to greet worshipers to the church’s 9 a.m. service, WBTV is reporting.
Contemporary violinist Daniel Davis, who has played for notables such as President Barack Obama, is in Charlotte this week to perform during the annual session of the National Baptist Convention.
An estimated 20,000 members of America’s oldest and largest black Baptist organization have arrived in Charlotte for a week of music, preaching and service.
Something miraculous happened inside the Atlanta-area school where bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff encountered a heavily armed gunman intent on taking lives.
The gospel singer said he was asked not to perform at a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial concert after gay-rights groups objected to statement he has made about his homosexual past.
Sooner or later, we all experience difficult times in life, when no help is in sight and we can't seem to fix what is wrong. It is during those times that we must rely on our faith.
Our state and our nation have a painful history when it comes to protecting the rights of all citizens. It is therefore disappointing to see the N.C. legislature moving our state in the wrong direction.
As prosecutors wrapped up closing arguments in the George Zimmerman murder trial, the Rev. John P. Kee posted a music video on his Facebook page dedicated to Trayvon Martin.
A Minute with T.D. Jakes
(VIDEO) The Rev. T.D. Jakes addresses the notion of "once saved, always saved." Is it biblically sound?
In a nation that has come so far in areas related to diversity, the Trayvon Martin shooting is a reminder of the distance we've yet to travel.
Fred Hammond and United Tenors perform their hit song “Unshakable” during a live taping of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show during the 2013 CIAA basketball tournament.
Women of the National Baptist Convention met together to learn how to sew a quilt that will be auctioned at the upcoming Convention.
Commentary: Given the hatred leveled at President Obama, I wish Jamie Foxx had not signed on to star in the upcoming movie “White House Down.”
As June approaches, Charlotte-area churches are making plans for Vacation Bible School. Here are a few we know about.
After months of planning and hard work, Russell Grevera was presented with his Eagle Scout badge for helping restore a long-forgotten cemetery that once belonged to the city's first black Presbyterian church.
Commentary: A recent life-threatening illness reminded inspirational speaker and writer Tanya Wilson of the importance of family and friends.
What are you doing with the gifts you have been given, and are you challenging yourself to walk in your giftedness?
When we as black men abandon our sons, we create a longing that may be impossible to fill.
When we peel back the story of the toddler cured of the HIV virus, the presence of the Lord is magnificently clear.
Located in southwest Charlotte, this church is known for its belief that spiritual growth should be geared toward community and personal application.
It's easy to feel good about our own success, but few achieve greatness without the help of someone else.
At St. Paul Baptist Church in east Charlotte, more than 400 volunteers gathered on New Years Even to package rice -- enough to feed 300 children for an entire year.
A diverse group of religious leaders is asking Americans to engage in 18 days of prayer for political civility, which would end Jan. 21 with President Obama's second inauguration.
What are the gifts that God has placed inside of you? Are you actively working in those gifts, or are you allowing everything and everybody to cause a delay?
Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas has a new book out. In an interview with Religion News Services, she talks about her faith and overcoming obstacles to win the gold at the 2012 games.
Distractions can be lethal in one’s life. That’s why it is so important to make a conscious decision to stay focused on what is good.
The lawsuit claims that as many as 1,500 pastors endorsed candidates Oct. 7 on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” which was a violation of IRS rules for non-profit organizations.
Monday, April, 14 2014
Some people hold grudges so long they've forgotten the original offense. When we hold on to unresolved anger, it robs us of the joy and purpose in life.