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New Birth names new senior pastor to replace Bishop Eddie Long

Bishop Stephen A. Davis is the new Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, succeeding the late Bishop Eddie Long. Davis, who has been a pastor since 1997, comes to the Lithonia church from New Birth Birmingham, ...

Bishop Long remembered as visionary leader, caring pastor, family man

Friends, family, and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church staff and members remembered Bishop Eddie Lee Long as a man who rose from humble beginnings to global prominence at his Jan. 25 Celebration of Life Service.

Chicago's Father Pfleger to headline MLK service at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Chicago's Father Michael Pfleger, who fought gang bloodshed with basketball games, will headline the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service on Jan. 16 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran for president in 2016, ...

Greenforest members taking on 13 King Day service projects

Some 400 Greenforest Community Baptist Church members will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy Jan. 14 to 16 with volunteer labor at the Decatur church and throughout the community. The volunteers will work on 13 service projects that include cleaning ...

Decatur church offers 'Drive Through Prayers' to hurting people

People use drive-throughs for fast-food, coffee, banking, weddings, and even funerals – so why not a drive through for prayers? That was the vision that came to Dr. Norwida Marshall, a ministry leader at Mountainside Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Decatur ...

Mime to transport expo audience with his performances

When your moniker is “The Chozen 1” you have to bring it every time and that is exactly what mime Antonio Hinton does in his performances. At the CrossRoadsNews Oct. 15 Seniors/Baby Boomers Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest, he ...

Annual Watch Night Services honor past, usher in the new year

Congregations and others will be headed to church Dec. 31 for Watch Night Services to welcome the new year. The annual observance, which took on great significance for slaves, freedmen and abolitionists during the Civil War, endures in the Black ...

Greater Piney Grove Baptist opens new $4 million sanctuary

Elected officials, community leaders, politicians and visiting clergy joined Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church’s senior pastor, the Rev. William E. Flippin Sr., and his congregation on Aug. 2 for the grand opening of their new sanctuary.

Mime ‘Chozen 1’ ministers through music, movement

When Antonio “the Chozen 1” Hinton dances, spectators are just mesmerized.

Lots of services to celebrate Easter

Ousley United Methodist Church will “Celebrate the Victory” between April 17 and 20.

16-year-old minister to headline DeKalb NAACP Membership Breakfast

Sixteen-year-old the Rev. Jared Sawyer Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the DeKalb NAACP's annual membership breakfast on March 29 at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur.

Jubilee Day service honors DeKalb's unsung civil rights heroes

Forty-eight DeKalb residents who labored in obscurity during the 1960s civil rights movement were applauded by a small but enthusiastic crowd on Jubilee Day at Rainbow Park Baptist Church.

Weekly study sessions explore ‘Theology Brewed in Afrikan Pot’

“Theology Brewed in an Afrikan Pot” will be explored at First Afrikan Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12.

Haitian parishioners flourish at Saints Peter and Paul Church

For the 16th anniversary of the Haitian community at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church last month, nearly 200 people turned out for a concert that rocked the gymnasium with hymns of faith in Creole.

Churches mark history in Watch Night services

Area churches are holding worship services or traditional Watch Night Services on Dec. 31 to usher in the new year.

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