The Pastor’s Pen

Founder's Day 2020

Founder’s Day 2020

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a racial relations seminar with Inter-Church Ministries. At this time, I was the Senior Pastor of Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Erie, Pennsylvania. The composition of the group was not very diverse because out of 50-60 participants, only four of us were black. …

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Hope for a Future

A Future with Hope

On Tuesday evening, I watched eagerly as the city of Montgomery, Alabama elected its first Black mayor since the inception of the city in 1819. The Montgomery County Probate Judge, Steven Reed, won a special run-off election by over 16,000 votes. The primary reason that this election was so captivating is because of the racialized …

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