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By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Ever since New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s Anointed Voices Choir recorded its CD “Longtime Coming, Legacy Fulfilled,” choir members have been traveling and performing with some of the legendary gospel artists in the country. Now they have received another pertinent recognition, winning the “Best...
The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s first elected female bishop, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Stellar award-winning artist Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, will headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer Breakfast on September 15, 2018. The event, presented by The...
One of the music world’s most beloved gospel music pioneers, Ann Yancy passed away on March 12, 2018 at the age of 88. Affectionately known as “Mama Ann,” Yancy was a major and integral part of the rich history of Chicago’s gospel music history, legacy and community. Ann Yancy was...
Dr. Yvon Jeune Nazon was a Renaissance Man Yvon Jeune Nazon, M.D., a board certified gynecologist, obstetrician and fertility specialist, and a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has died. Dr. Nazon was 92 years old. A medical practitioner in both Chicago and Gary, Indiana, Dr. Nazon moved...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader In 1918, a prayer band consisting of 13 people meeting in various homes in Gary felt the need for a church to fulfill them spiritually in their service to God. Sister Thompson, secretary of the prayer band, wrote to the State Moderator for the...
St. John Baptist Church will celebrate their Men’s and Women’s Day on May 15, 2016. The Men’s Service is at 11:00 a.m. The Pastor of City of Praise Church in Gary, Rev. Richard Wilford, will bring the morning message. The Women’s Service will be at 4:00 p.m. the same day....
In less than two weeks, parishoners at St. Mark will attend the final mass at Gary’s oldest catholic church. After 95 years, the church is closing its doors after years of mounting debt and rising maintenance costs. A church spokeswoman said the aging facility at 505 W. Ridge Road, needed...
By Dezimon Alicea, Gary Crusader Churches have been a major part of Gary, Indiana for decades. The Black church and the culture that comes with it is as much a part of Gary as the Steel Mills. This is a city built on faith. Ask Dr. Cato Brooks, Jr. who...
The Rev. Regan Robinson, MBA, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming “Remembrance Tribute: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 Years Later” to be held at First Baptist Church, 626 West 21st Avenue, in Gary on March 24, 12 p.m. Noon. The Katie...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader Although Unity Baptist Church is only eight years old, it has been able to purchase a building and pay off its mortgage in a short amount of time. The Unity church pastor and congregation now call their church home a building that is more than...