We’ll continue our yearlong series on The Black Church in Detroit with a look at how the church ministers beyond the walls of the building. Historically, the Black Church has been the cornerstone of the African American community, providing an economic and social foundation for members and residents. Stephen Henderson talks with two prominent Detroit pastors, Bishop Charles Ellis III of Greater Grace Temple and Rev. Charles Christian Adams of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, about the role of the church in meeting more than just spiritual needs. The two ministers talk about their faith-based initiatives in the surrounding neighborhoods. Plus, Orlando Bailey of BridgeDetroit visits Second Ebenezer Church to talk with its senior pastor, Bishop Edgar Vann, about the specific needs his church is addressing in 2021.
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,... More by Stephen Henderson