Black Ministry

Black convocation to offer ministry helps for all

The Black Ministry Family Convocation — set for July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo. — isn’t just for African-Americans.

A Beacon for the Community

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.

Black Clergy Caucus sets goals, elects officers

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.

Black Ministry Convo set for July in Kansas City

Lutherans interested and involved in black ministry are invited to attend the Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo.

Commentary: Black History Month — a look back, forward

How did the LCMS begin its black ministry, and what lies ahead? The Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray Jr. shares his insights.

Gray installed as director of LCMS Black Ministry

“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.

Gray begins work as director of Black Ministry

The Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr. begins work as director of the ministry serving predominantly black communities and African immigrants.

Culture Shifts in the U.S., God’s Word Stands Firm

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.

Present with the Gospel

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.

Life Together

The LCMS Office of National Mission (ONM) works to foster healthy Lutheran congregations that bear witness and have mercy in that same life together.