Pensiri: A Talk with Cristian Hardy, co-pastor, Love Alive Church

This feature, ‘Pensiri: A Talk with..,’ is a fascinating spotlight using narrative interviews and quick peeks into the interesting and unique lives of “average” human beings. In this post, Leslie D. Rose talks with Cristian Hardy, pastor of Love Alive Church in Baton Rouge.

Giving, celebrating humanity in the name of Christ

By barbara w. green Merry CHRISTmas! Traditionally, for many of us this is the time that we celebrate the beginnings of the extensive life’s journey of the most important man in the earth’s history: the MASS of the CHRIST Jesus’ birth. Imagine. More than 2,015 years after His birth, death, and resurrection, millions of us … Continue reading

‘Change Me Prayers’ uncomplicated, gentle

Tosha Silver’s “Change Me Prayers” offers a great collection of uncomplicated prayers and short reflections on them at work in Silver’s life. The prayers aid readers in jump starting or rekindling a spiritual, divine connection through surrender and a genuine desire to be changed. Silver gives a gentle nudge in the voice of a friend … Continue reading

Called to fight, serve, and minister

When the issues of the Black community arise, so do the clergy.  Whether they don the title of pastor, reverend, bishop, apostle, prophet or evangelist, they all play a significant role in the culture of Black leadership.  The most recognized in Louisiana are the Rev. Ted Jameson, Rev. CS Gordon, Rev. Joe Green, and more … Continue reading

Watoto Children’s Choir of Africa brings ‘Oh What Love’ to Louisiana

The Watoto Children’s Choir traveling from Africa kicks off its five-city Louisiana tour, starting Feb. 10 in Avondale and featuring the brand new production “Oh What Love.” Through this dynamic worship experience, the members of the Watoto Children’s Choir, who were once orphans, share their journeys to redemption and demonstrate that God desires to be … Continue reading

Group starts public education strategy for Baton Rouge

Together Baton Rouge’s Public Education Strategy Kickoff is Tuesday, November 5th, 12pm, at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, in the Family Life Center.  Organizers said, “You know all those people you know who have a deep commitment to public education? Who see it as a responsibility of citizenship to help assure that public schools have the … Continue reading

Spiritual Bookshelf: ‘Must reads’ for this fall

The Nehemiah Blueprint By Jon Bennett According to Baker, LA., author Jon Bennett, his first book, The Nehemiah Blueprint, was written out of a sincere concern for the betterment of urban communities. The book is based on the passionate, Biblical account of Nehemiah who received a vision from God to rebuild the city of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

Pastor invites leaders to stand up for poor, speak against injustice

An Open Letter to All Clergy and Community Leaders, I greet you in divine love. I am writing this letter out of deep convictions around the issues Mass Incarceration and Sentencing Reform and the Affordable Care Act: Federal Exchange.  There is a dilemma of high incarceration rates that are tearing families apart in Louisiana and … Continue reading

Homeless ministry designed to elevate, re-unite with Christ

Pastor Keith Richard is putting Elevate Church of Baton Rouge’s vision, “believe, become, and belong”, into action through its homeless ministry. “A lot of churches people attend now a days they don’t feel like they belong. They feel like misfits,” Richard said.  “This is a place where people can not only feel welcomed to be here, … Continue reading

Tamela Mann gospel concert featuring Alexis Spight, Lowel Pye comes to LSU, Jan. 28

The African Student Organization, The Word Church, and Higher Ground Outreach Church present  “A Night with The King,” Tamela Mann in concert at the LSU Union Theatre, January 28, at 7:30pm. Known first as an actress with Tyler Perry’s Madea stage play (as Cora Brown), Mann is the powerful, anointed songstress who brought to you … Continue reading

Greater King David Church opens doors to $4 million edifice

BATON ROUGE–Greater King David Baptist Church’s newly completed Education and Culture Center opened early this month adding more than 28,000 square feet to the 222 Blount Road location. The Center offers additional space for Christian education and opportunities for North Baton Rouge hotels to link to national and local conferences. “We needed larger facilities and … Continue reading

Book answers ongoing question on the importance of tithing

Ronald L. Lewis was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a licensed ordained minister, author, inventor, entrepreneur, and father who has published eight books. The Jozef Syndicate recently sat with Lewis to discuss his work. What’s your background? I was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I graduated from Capitol Senior High School and the … Continue reading