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Black megachurch

‘Greenleaf’ star Deborah Joy Winans says her TV family reflects real life

By Adelle M. Banks — June 30, 2020

(RNS) — The final season features the aftermath of Charity Greenleaf helping a church conglomerate take over the fictional Calvary Fellowship World Ministries.

Sabbatical cut short, megachurch pastor relished quiet, turns to pandemic

By Adelle M. Banks — April 8, 2020

(RNS) — The Rev. Howard-John Wesley, a Virginia pastor, said he’s no longer asking, ‘Oh God, what am I going to preach on Saturday?’

Tony Evans: On his new Bible and commentary, Kirk Franklin boycott, wife’s health

By Adelle M. Banks — November 19, 2019

DALLAS (RNS) — The Dallas pastor says his new study Bible and commentary aim to foster ‘a well-ordered life in a chaotic world.’

From black megachurch to big screen: Another team of brothers directs new movie

By Adelle M. Banks — March 27, 2019

LARGO, Md. (RNS) — Jimmy and Joshua Jenkins are hoping their independent film ‘Sinners Wanted’ will continue to expand the depiction of biblically based stories on the big screen.

Jamal Bryant on his ‘bittersweet’ transition from one black megachurch to another

By Adelle M. Banks — November 30, 2018

(RNS) — Bryant, the son and grandson of African Methodist Episcopal clergy, talks about why he’s making the transition, what it says about black megachurches and his hopes for his new role.

Megachurch pastor Jamal Bryant moves from Baltimore to Atlanta

By Adelle M. Banks — November 19, 2018

(RNS) — The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, has been named the new senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia, Ga.

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