Have you ever wondered where the traditional black church came from, how it survived the transatlantic slave trade, slavery, and Jim Crow and its current connection or contribution to the Church and culture? Come hear leading Black and African American practitioners discuss the origin, evolution, contribution, and challenges of the Black Church in North America.

Other topics will include being a black leader or leading a black church in a predominately white denomination as well as why there are so few black lead pastors of multiethnic churches. You won’t want to miss this conversation.

We broke it up into three different videos for you to use personally or share with your team.

Karen Bates – Healing Place – Waldorf, MD

Christopher J. Harris – Crossover Church – Tampa, FL

Veronne Carter – First Wesleyan – Nashville, TN

Anthony Graham – New Hope – Brooklyn, NY

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson – Grace Community – Greensboro, NC

Meredith Griffin – Harvest Christian Fellowship – Wilmington, DE

Kenneth Russell – Grand Rapids, MI

Santes Beatty – Director of Multiethnic Ministries