A Black Church and White Church Come Together To Celebrate Racial Unity

By: Victor Trammell

Two of Albany, Georgia’s oldest churches will come together for a revival this week. One of the churches is predominantly black and the other is predominantly white. Spiritual leaders say they hope this will serve as a catalyst for breaking down the racial tensions that still plague Albany 50 years after the start of the civil rights movement.

The congregation of Bethel African Methodist Episcopalian church on Washington Street has invited the Rev. Garrett Andrew, the pastor of First Presbyterian on Jefferson, to preach at Bethel’s three-night revival this week.

The Rev. Ernest Davis, the pastor at Bethel, said the idea came to him following the city’s annual joint Holy Week services earlier this year.  Davis quoted the following to a local newspaper:

I thought it was a good thing that the different churches in this community were coming together during the Holy Week services, and we’d always talk about doing other things, but once the week was over, we’d all go back to our churches and that was that. So I went to Garrett(pastor of predominantly white church) and asked him if he had the time to do it, and if he was interested. He was.”

The revival’s mission is to bond residents of the city in a positive setting and show solidarity in what has been called a “post-racial America.” Many states in the Deep South are still racially divided and have revitalized bases of resistance for the Ku Klux Klan. This is a positive step in a region of the country that is still affected by deep-seeded racism.

2 Responses to A Black Church and White Church Come Together To Celebrate Racial Unity

  1. I think this is a great Ideal maybe other will do the same.( GOD CAN )

  2. “The congregation of Bethel African Methodist Episcopalian church on Washington Street has invited the Rev. Garrett Andrew, the pastor of First Presbyterian on Jefferson, to preach at Bethel’s three-night revival this week.”
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    The AME church was used by caucasoids to spy on Black people, who wanted to escape for their freedom. All AME churches, during our forced enslavement were SNITCHES, who were NOTHING but, overseerers of our enslaved brothers and sisters, who attended church to make plans for them to escape! This is why negroid entertainment centers [churches] today are NOT ALLOWED to speak on Black social issues, to this day! These screachas ALL talk the same old game; they NEVER talk about BUILDING OUR OWN, or SUPPORTING our OWN, like other ‘strangers’ do. These foreign ‘strangers’ help EACH OTHER before they support anybody else, but negroids do the opposite; they would rather help ANOTHER instead of EACH OTHER!

    If Black folks knew the real OURstory about Black churches, they would stop going to them RIGHT NOW! Remember, the slave maker used the church, and his god, called satan, as his tool to keep Black people enslaved. Today, the church is still used to keep negroids in this slave-like condition; while they LOOK UP to a caucasoid image of ‘jesus’. In code language that picture is telling those slave xtians, that they still must look up to the white boy, as his savior and massa, and they’re still UNDER them!!!

    These hillbilly klanners go to h**l, I mean, go to church too, but these bootlickin’ slaves LOVE to FOLLOW their enemies!!!

    OVERstand Me?

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