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On the next American Black Journal, we’ll continue our yearlong series on The Black Church in Detroit with a look a the diverse denominations in the African American Church and Detroit’s long history of pastors who have risen to international or national leadership roles in their religious communities.

Stephen Henderson talks with Rev. Cindy Rudolph, the first female senior pastor of Oak Grove AME Church, and Rev. Dr. Tony Curtis Henderson, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary. They’ll examine the origins and history of the largest denominations, along with the differences and similarities in their beliefs.

Plus, Orlando Bailey of BridgeDetroit talks with Bishop Charles Ellis III of Greater Grace Temple about his former role as Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and about Detroit’s significant influence in numerous denominations.

Don’t miss American Black Journal on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.

Stephen Henderson is the Founding Editor of BridgeDetroit, and a former writer and editor for the Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary,...

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