“God Did It”: A Tale of a Male Pastor in a Transforming Traditional Church

  • Jeffery L. TribbleSr.
Part of the Black Religion / Womanist Thought / Social Justice book series (BRWT)


High and lifted up above street corner sights and sounds at the gateway to the black middle-class community of Middleton1 are carefully spaced posters on all sides of a yet undeveloped 275 foot by 245 foot corner property. The words proclaimed by these posters, “God Did It,” are obviously intended to invite religious reflection by the thousands who daily pass by this commercial intersection adjacent to an expressway. This property acquisition is the site of Christopher Temple CME Church’s yet unrealized dream of commercial development, affordable apartment rental, and a senior citizen high rise. It is one tangible expression of the belief that the black church continues their classic dual mission of autonomous African American worship and social service within the black community. I believe that this concern for the religious and secular welfare of the black community is within the best tradition of black religion.2


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