The Black Ministry Family Convocation — set for July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo. — isn’t just for African-Americans.
The community of Trinity Gardens in Mobile, Ala., has been transformed thanks to the dedicated effort of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church’s pastor and members.
One goal is to be more intentional about reaching out to African immigrants. The group also elected a new president: the Rev. Byron R. Williams Sr. of Dallas.
Lutherans interested and involved in black ministry are invited to attend the Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo.
How did the LCMS begin its black ministry, and what lies ahead? The Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray Jr. shares his insights.
“We are looking to you for leadership,” Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison tells Rev. Roosevelt Gray at his Jan. 7 installation service in St. Louis.
The Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr. begins work as director of the ministry serving predominantly black communities and African immigrants.
Black Ministry in the LCMS began in 1877, only 30 years after the Synod was formed. Though the way this ministry operates has changed over the years, the need for it has not.
Since 1877, the LCMS has provided assistance and networking opportunities to districts, congregations and organizations seeking to reach out to the black population in the U.S. Today this work is carried out by LCMS Black Ministry and dedicated people like Rev. C. Robert Malone Sr., who serves as an urban missionary pastor to Kansas City’s minority populations.