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  • Remembering Vocal Music: Honoring Rev. Roosevelt Davenport

    “Vocal Music is dying out,” says Charles Jeffreys, a dedicated vocal choir member of First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill. “But, Rev. Davenport has been a strong supporter of vocal music for 30 plus years now, so I think it’s high time we honor him for that.” The Rev. Roosevelt “Doc” Davenport, ...

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  • Jasmin Sculark Installed as Senior Pastor

    A 4-hour service Sept. 7 including praise team worship and dancing, led by Minister of Music VaShawn Mitchell, served as the finale of a four-day welcome celebration for Dr. Jasmin “Jazz” Sculark as Jericho City of Praise’s new senior pastor. Charged with officiating the ceremony, T.D. ...

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  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho II

    In 1997, Temple University history professor Bettye Collier-Thomas published Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, a groundbreaking examination of the contributions of African-American women preachers to the church. Modern-day “Daughter of Thunder,” the Rev. Dr. Jasmin ...

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  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho

    In Laventille, Trinidad, dreams are hard to come by. For its residents, the beauty of the Caribbean Sea just beyond them and the towering edifices of the nearby capital of Port-of-Spain belie their hardscrabble existence in the hillside ghetto that is rife with poverty, crime and gang warfare. ...

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  • World Day of Prayer

    Unity of Washington D.C. (Unity WDC) will join Silent Unity, an international, trans-denominational prayer ministry, along with Unity churches around the world for the 21st annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The day of prayer was created as a global effort to uplift our world in shared prayer ...

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  • New Pastor Installed at Jericho City

    Dr. Jasmin “Jazz” Sculark will officially be installed as the new pastor to lead the ministry at Jericho City of Praise (JCOP) located at 8501 Jericho City Drive, Landover, Md. Dr. Jazz will serve as one of the youngest women to lead a mega church in the Washington, D.C .Metropolitan area. ...

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  • September is National Back to Church Month

    In observance of National Back to Church Month, Israel Baptist Church is issuing an invitation to its Back on Track service, 9:45 a.m., Sept. 14 at 2000 N. Washington St. Israel’s pastor, the Rev. H. Walden Wilson II will bring the message and worship leadership will be conducted by the music, ...

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  • Zion 150th Anniversary Celebration

    Zion Baptist Church will welcome the Rev. Dr. Lehman D. Bates II, as the guest messenger for its service 10:15 a.m. Aug. 3 at 4850 Blagden Ave., Northwest D.C. For more information of upcoming celebration services, visit us on line at Ziondc.org or phone the church at 202-722-4940.

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  • For God’s Sake!

    He was a restless, bored seven-year-old gazing through a rain-stained window of a small black church in East Baltimore when, he swears to God, words began magically appearing on the glass before his eyes.  He blinked twice and read them:  God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten ...

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  • Meet the Pastor

    Meet the Pastor Name, Age: Rev. Mark A. Riddix III, 38 Church, how long:  Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2000 Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, Md.,  2 years Hometown:  Baltimore Education: Bachelor of Science in Finance, Oral Roberts University Master of Arts in Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & ...

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