Entries by Brantley Watson

Convocation Expected to Inject Millions into STL

Originally posted on STLAmerican.com — The Church of God in Christ’s 109th Holy Convocation projected to make over $30 million economic impact to St. Louis metro area. This gathering of more than 40,000 attendees, scheduled for November 7-13 at the America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis, is one of the city’s […]

Bishop Blake, faith leaders ask Clinton to work with black church

Originally posted on ReligionNews.com. — (RNS) Two dozen faith leaders have delivered an open letter to Hillary Clinton asking her “We know that you will not make the political mistake of taking the 69,000 black churches in the US for granted,” the writers said in the letter delivered Monday (Oct. 31) to Clinton’s campaign headquarters in […]

The Silver Lining in Suffering

We all have those days in our lives that live in infamy. For me, the most infamous is March 14, 2014, the day I learned my mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was the weakest day of my life. My thoughts were uncontrollable, as were my tears. It still stings to look back […]

COGIC, First Tennessee partner to provide financial counseling

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) The Church of God in Christ’s world headquarters at the historic Mason Temple in Memphis will soon be home to free financial literacy counseling for consumers, small business leaders and entrepreneurs, courtesy of First Tennessee Bank. First Tennessee will provide a full-time, on-site Operation HOPE financial counselor who will offer seminars and […]

COGIC donates $50,000 to Louisiana Flood Victims

Originally posted on Christian Newswire MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — Church of God in Christ (COGIC) churches devastated by the recent flooding in Louisiana will receive assistance from COGIC Charities. COGIC Charities has committed $50,000 to help COGIC churches in the Southern Louisiana area hit by the recent flooding. The funds will […]

Jordan, Black Athletes Aim to Smooth Racial Tensions

NBA legend Michael Jordan is the latest in a string of black athletes that have used their platform to speak out about racial tensions in America, namely between black men and law enforcement. On Monday, the usually cautious Jordan, penned a letter that was featured on sports and social commentary website The Undefeated. “As a […]

8 Verses to Help You Through Suffering

A story about a recent tragedy has been populating my Facebook news feed over the past week. Over and over, I see the photo of a young black family. In the photo, a father and mother stand on a playground. A blue slide and yellow monkey bars serve as the backdrop for the photo. The father holds […]