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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 at Millennials and the Black Church. A study by the Pew Research Center found young African American adults are less religious and less engaged in predominantly Black churches than older generations.

Stephen Henderson has an intergenerational conversation with Third New Hope Baptist Church Pastor Emeritus, Dr. E.L. Branch, and his successor, Pastor QuanTez Pressley. Dr. Branch spent 42 years leading the church, and Pastor Pressley is a millennial and longtime protege pf Dr. Branch.

Plus, Orlando Bailey of BridgeDetroit talks with 23-year-old minister Mikiah Keener of Triumph Church about answering the call to the ministry as a teenager and how she uses social media to engage her more than 70,000 followers. 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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