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By: Sherry Christian This is in an effort to reach out to the persons, who have a desire to attend church, but is to wounded and broken from Spiritual Abuse to do so. Over the years I have had several bad experiences with churches – from Ministers asking for money to Ministers being sexually involved with the sisters in the church. The deceit within the Sanctuary and the Pulpit has left me questionable and damaged. Nothing about Spiritual Abuse is simple. Those who have experienced it, know that it is powerful enough to cause you to question your relationship with God, indeed the very existence of God before it’s all over. The perpetrators of Spiritual Abuse are really characters who announce that they are seeking to guide you to the deepest levels of spiritual maturity. Spiritual Abuse occurs when someone is in a position of Spiritual Authority, the purpose of which is to serve, build, equip and make Gods people MORE free. The perpetrator “Pastors” misuses that authority placing themselves over Gods people to control, coerce, or manipulate them for seeming Godly purposes which are really their own. The result – SPIRITUAL ABUSE. For example: The scandal involving the Bishop Eddie Long. Not only are the lives of two young men disrupted but so have the lives of his entire congregation. Pastors should be the last people to perpetrate abuse. This idea is disconcerting and repulsive. Surely not every clergy person is an abuser, yet many thoughtful observers believe that Spiritual Abuse, intentional 3

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or not, has become the norm for modern pastors. Any Ministerial behavior that damages someone’s relationship with God is and always will be Spiritual Abuse period. However this is not just a clergy problem, people in the pews have an enormous appetite for abuse too. Some church members wouldn’t have church any other way. Within the church, Spiritual Abuse has become so normalized that it is viewed as the path to Spiritual Growth. We as fleshly humans crave what hurts because we believe that it’s what’s best for us. The passion and certainty with which I wrote these thoughts grew out of two painful realizations 1. I have been spiritually abused and 2.That I have in return been the abuser. By allowing and accepting the things that I know in my soul to be wrong to continue, and still attend the same church under the leadership of a Uniformed Dogmatician who often ministered the scriptures as if he was the authority, while being ignorant even to his own spirituality needs, desires, and feelings, His need to be viewed as the authority was being met and the congregation that is overly dependent on the pastor felt their needs were being met too. In fact, they “the congregation” encouraged his abuse like he was an expert, co-signing his very words with “AMEN” when he’s stepped on their toes as if it was right. Telling us how much money we should give, what we should look like, just destroying ALL freedom, sound reasoning or questions. Enslaving us and tarnishing the image of God by projecting that he is the enforcer and we as a congregation keep supporting this type of abuse by continuously hiring pastor after pastor with the same convictions. Instead of the pastor’s being honest about his spiritual journey’s they bend the truth and this deceives those who are really Read Online

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Even knowing this information of the Spiritual Abuse in the church the people in the pews continue to encourage the abuse of bend- VOLUME 61 EDITION 06 ing the truth or reality. It is somehow 214-372-6500 903-862-4079 fax more comfortable to put the pastor on a pedestal, even if the pedestal is Management a LIE, than to graciously accept him with all his flaws. We as members Publisher pushing to put Pastor’s on pedestals Debra Blair Abron only contribute to the sickening cycle of this type of abuse in the church. Assistant Publisher It’s like the blind leading the blind – Darryl E. Blair Sr. we all fall in the ditch together! Executive Assistant Sherry Christian My conclusion to this is the Leslie White damage that has been done is not irreversible. It is possible to regain Sports that sense of blessings that you once Casey”Hott Doc” Blair had, that sense of peace and safeness you felt when you realized Gods Production Manager Tamara Amos stance towards you. Gods “YES” is not based upon your performance but Photo Journalist rather on Gods very own performancDerrick Taylor es. May God grant each reader the courage to say “NO” when it is time Distribution to say “NO”. May God grant each James Gray reader the grace to receive the blessings reserved for the poor in sprit and Columnists may your roots sink deeply in the soil Wanda McKinley of God’s love. Be encouraged and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson continue to give all praises to God.



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“CELEBRATING ATHLETIC BRILLIANCE” Darryl E. Blair Sr. Assistant Publisher

Dallas, Texas -- Two of the greatest athletes to have competed in the second half of the 20th century in their respective sport, along with several track and field sensations who won numerous World and Olympic medals, will be enshrined as part of the 2017 Class of the Parrish Restaurant Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame (TBSHOF), under the theme, “Celebrating Athletic Brilliance.” This new class makes up one of the strongest ever in over two decades of recognizing pure sports excellence with Lone Star State connections. The 21th Class of TBSHOF will be formally recognized at the Induction Luncheon Ceremony on February 25, 2017, 11:30 a.m., at the Crown Plaza Dallas Market Center, 7050 N. Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, Texas, 75247. The Legends Reception will be held on Friday, February 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The African American Museum in Fair Park. Meet and greet the inductees after the inductees’ roundtable. The 2017 Class Inductees include: Eric Dickerson, Football; George Foreman, Boxing; Edward Bell, Football; Orien Brown, Track; Kenneth Burrough, Football; Dexter Bussey, Football; T.C. Collins (Posthumous), Coaching; Carlette GuidryFalkquay, Track; Audrey Reid-German, Track; Johnny “Lam” Jones, Football; Verida Walter-Taplin, Track; J.W. White, Golf; and Byron Williams, Football. “The 2017 Class of the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame is not only a celebration of athletic brilliance, but is also a celebration of community achievements,” said Ronald Parker, Chair of the TBSHOF Advisory Committee. “These athletes were not only great on the field of play, but they’ve continued that level of performance by serving as good community stewards, in which we are very pleased in celebrating as well.” This year’s class of 13 inductees represents four sports and coaching: 6 in football, 4 in track and field, 1 in boxing, 1 in golf and 2 in coaching. The inductees, this year, have collectively attained: 2 World Heavyweight Boxing Championships; 3 Olympic Gold Medals; 1 World Track and February 17, 2017

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Field Championship; 3 Pan American Gold Medals; 12 NCAA Championships; 2 AAU National Championships; 2 1st-Team All-American Honors; 2 Long-Standing NFL Records; 1 NFL Hall of Fame Induction; 1 World Boxing Hall of Fame Induction; 15 Texas State Championships; and several dozen High School District Titles. Achievements by this year’s class include: George Foreman, a Marshall, Texas product who became one of the most dominate and feared heavyweight boxing champions in one of the most glorious eras of the sport. He won the heavyweight crown after defeating then-undefeated champion Joe Frazier in 1973, knocking Frazier down six times in only two rounds. He later made an incredible comeback by winning a portion of the heavyweight championship at age 45 in 1994, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history. He also won a gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Out of 81 fights, he won 76 fights, 68 by knockout. Eric Dickerson, one of the most prolific running backs in professional, college and high school football history. His 13,259 career rushing yards is 7th all-time in the NFL, that includes the single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards (1984) with the Los Angeles Rams and 1,808 yards as a rookie, also with the Rams, both still NFL records. His 4,450 yards at SMU helped reverse a chronic losing program at SMU into national contenders. He was a consensus High School All-American at Sealy, Texas. Edward Bell, from Waco, Texas, who became a dependable wide receiver for Joe Namath and the New York Jets in the early and mid-1970s, after a highly prolific college career at Idaho State, where he held the national record for most receptions and became a first-team All-American. Orien Brown, who compiled an outstanding career coaching several track and field championships at both Dallas Skyline and Dallas Bishop Dunne, winning numerous state, regional and district titles. She also broke several records as a sprinter and relay runner at Texas Southern University and competed in the Pan American Games. Read Online

Kenneth Burrough, who maintained an outstanding 12-year NFL career, mostly with the Houston Oilers, catching over 400 passes for over 7,000 yards and 49 touchdowns. He was also an All-American receiver at Texas Southern University. Dexter Bussey, one of the Detroit Lions’ most dependable and valuable running backs during an 11-year career, rushing for over 5,000 yards. He also had a prolific career at the University of TexasArlington. T.C. Collins, the greatly admired three-sport coach for the all-black Fred Moore High School in Denton before integration and then Denton High School, winning several district championships and having Denton’s athletic facility named in his honor. Carlette Guidry-Falkquay, the Houstonbred track sensation who won relay gold medals at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg. She also won a dozen NCAA titles at the University of Texas. Audrey Reid-German, the pride of Texas Women University as a world-class high jumper and relay sprinter, also winning honors with the AAU and the AIAW. Johnny “Lam” Jones, both a highly-heralded football and track star at the University of Texas and gold medal relay winner at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Verida Walter-Taplin, one of the top high school hurdlers while at Dallas Carter High School, who went on to an illustrious career at Kansas State University. J.W. White, one of North Texas’ early black golf pioneers before Tiger Woods. Byron Williams, the Texarkana, Texas product who enjoyed success at the University of TexasArlington, the NFL, the CFL and World League of American Football. 4

We Are Survivors Survivor of childhood molestation, rape and domestic violence I was 19, a student in my second year at college, when I met the man of my dreams in one of my classes. He was tall, blonde, blue-eyed, and All-American with a smooth demeanor and a knack for saying all the right things. He treated me like a princess. Gifts, surprise visits to my dorm room and classes, frequent phone calls to see where I was and how I was doing. He told me he loved me within the first month of our relationship, and he wanted to be near me all the time. On our first anniversary, he surprised me with a candlelit dinner in a house overlooking the lake. I was living the fairy tale that every little girl is taught to dream. But then, two weeks after our first anniversary, I found him in bed with an ex-girlfriend. I immediately broke up with him. It was only then that I began to truly see his controlling nature. I started to see him everywhere I went. He showed up to my classes and sat two rows behind me. I caught glimpses of him walking a couple paces behind me on campus. Pretty soon, he started calling my cell phone constantly, leaving up to twenty voice messages a day begging me to reconsider our relationship. When I started hanging out with other guys, he would follow me and leave threatening notes under the windshield wipers on my


car. I returned home one evening after going to a meeting on campus, and he was on my doorstep. He was drunk, and he was angry. As his anger escalated, he began to shove me around and pin me by my neck against my front door, smashing empty beer bottles against the corner of the building and holding the shattered glass up to my face. He had simply snapped. I escaped to a friend’s house an hour later with a broken rib, a sprained wrist, a black eye, and bruises from head to toe. Following the first attack, I took some self-defense lessons from a friend of mine who was a black-belt in karate. I stayed with some friends so that I didn’t have to go back to my apartment alone. I felt like everyone was looking at me, even though I had carefully caked on make-up to cover the bruises. It took me days to build up the courage to leave the apartment to go to class. I was terrified, and I felt more alone than ever. Though I have always been close to my parents, I refused to tell them. My friends, though they tried to be supportive, had a hard time even believing what was happening. A week later, he con-

fronted me again. This time, he was sober, and it was in broad daylight in the center of campus. He once again pinned me to the wall, but this time he threatened me with a butterfly knife to my jugular. Students would walk by and stare, but not one interfered. I struggled with him for close to a quarter of an hour, and finally, I managed to kick his knee backwards. It broke. As he was writhing on the ground, I used my cell phone to call the police. A week later, he would break bail and leave the country. I would never see him again. The experience did change me sometimes for the worse, but mostly for the better. I had to struggle with fear, anger, depression, insomnia, and even nausea. I had to mend the breach of trust that my parents felt when they found out about my situation after the fact. I’ve had to fight to break down my defensive walls, so that I could be less guarded in my romantic relationships and less cautious in my friendships. It has not been easy. But to be completely honest with you I wouldn’t change a moment of my experience for anything in the world. It shook me to the core. It created a passion in me for justice

Local Legends Mattie Nash, former “Ernie” Banks, professional baseCity Councilperson and Commuball nity player and recipient of the PresiActivist; Joyce Ann Brown, Cham- dential Medal of Freedom will be pion of the incarcerated; Connie honored Davis, during a Black History Month celbusinesswoman; Dr. Joseph ebration. The event will be held Rhodes, first African American on Sunday, February 19 at 3 pm at President Southwest Center Mall, 3662 West of Bishop College; Dr. C.B.T. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX Smith, legendary pastor of Golden 75237. Gate Baptist Church and Ernest The community is invited to join Read Online

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and peace, and it led me down a path that I would have never expected. It led me here, to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I will always remember, with the highest gratitude, the role that my experience has allowed me to play in reaching out to survivors. Dating abuse is a reality for many, many teens across this country a terrifying, overwhelming reality that is largely hidden and ignored. I wish that I had known at the time what I know now, thanks to the work of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I am not alone. I am not the only one to have experienced what I experienced, and I am not the only one who has decided to turn those experiences into positive changes for others like me. I am very honored to be a part of such an amazing generation of young people who will start the conversation about dating abuse, and who will change the realities of young people across the nation. If you have a survival story to tell, let me share it. If you have any questions please contact me, Wanda McKinley at 214-454-2933 and/or Also visit us at

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March 4-10. 2017 THEME: “A Demonstration of God’s Unfailing Love” – Psalms 85:7 Sunday Night, March 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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The Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame (TBSHOF), housed at the African American Museum, was established to chronicle the sports history contributions made by African Americans. It was established in 1996 to honor coaches and athletes of high character and athletic achievement, who are either Texans by birth or by athletic participation (collegiate or professional), and who have made recognizable contributions to African American culture and/or history. The general public submits the nominees, and a panel of judges (including sports/media journalists) makes the final selection.

The Hall of Fame includes legendary Dallas Cowboys Stars such as Tony Dorsett, Drew Pearson, Preston Pearson, Mel Renfro, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Robert New-

Ce house, Rayfield Wright, Billy Joe Dupree, Jethro Pugh, Everson Walls and Tony Hill. The Hall of Fame also includes other heroes and heroines such as Abner Haynes, State Senator Royce West, 1966 “Glory Road” Championship Basketball UTEP Team, Coach Hensley Sapenter, Ervin Garnett, Coach Jackie Carr, Jolanda Jones, Anthony “Spud” Webb, Rolando Blackmon, Earl Campbell, Ernie Banks, Zina Garrison Jackson, Elvin Hayes, Jerry Levias, Coach James “Bo” Humphery (Founder TSU Relays), and William Nicks. Other luminaries include 1968 NBA number one draftee and three-time All American, Elvin “Big E” Hayes; WNBA Champion Fran Harris, NFL Hall of Famer, the late

l e b r a t i n g 5 7 Ye a r s Dick “Night Train” Lane; former Negro Leaguers Bill Blair, Ernie Banks and Willie Wells (Chicago Clubs); Olympiads: Rafer Johnson (also a charter member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame), Gold Medalist Fred Newhouse, Track team Head Coach Barbara Jacket, U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist, and a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR), John Carlos, first black heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson, outstanding game-breaking running back Greg Pruitt, five time Super Bowl champion Charles Haley; 1968 Olympic Gold medalist Jim Hines and teammate Tommie Smith, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown are all members of the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame. The total number of Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame inductees since its founding in 1996 now

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The most talked about and disconcerting news story from this week is the resignation of Michael Flynn, By: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor. On Monday, February 13th, Michael Flynn offered his resignation amidst reports that he had inappropriate conversations with Russia’s Ambassador to the United States prior to his appointment as National Security Advisor. The discussion was in regards to the U.S. sanctions on Russia, imposed by the Obama administration in response to Russia’s aggression in Crimea. In his resignation letter, Flynn stated that he “inadvertently briefed then vice president-elect Mike Pence and others with incomplete information regarding his phone calls with the Russia Ambassador.” When initial reports surfaced that Flynn had these inappropriate conversations, Vice President Mike Pence appeared publically fully supporting Flynn’s denial of these claims. As a result, it seems the administration is in disarray. February 17, 2017

Mike Flynn’s resignation raises some serious questions about the practices of the Trump Administration, ones worth reviewing. The Washington Post reported that Sally Yates, former Acting Attorney General with the Department of Justice who was fired by President Trump, informed the White House that Flynn may be susceptible to Russian blackmail because of the content and nature of these calls. So, who in the administration knew about it and when? And what were the real series of events that led to the president asking for his resignation? It is widely reported that Russia interfered in our 2016 election, and not only is this administration not doing anything about it, but it seems to be alarmingly close to Russia. Donald Trump ran his campaign on extreme rhetoric regarding national security and putting Americans first. So far, the administration has implemented a haphazard and controversial immigrant ban that has been met with intense public backlash. And just last weekend, donors were given inappropriate access to top national security conversations at a fundraiser at Mar-aRead Online

Lago, a golf course owned by the president. These actions are not putting America’s security first. I am upset and worried that issues of innerpolitics, jealousy, and blinded loyalty are leading to short-sided judgements and reaction within the president’s cabinet; which ultimately compromises our nation’s national security. Here in Dallas, we value loyalty and honesty as much as any other hard-working American city. Those values are widespread in across our country, so the American people who did and did not vote for President Trump expect him to uphold those values. Although now the president is learning a difficult lesson – a country is more complicated than running a business. I think I speak for many of us in the district when I say I hope the president takes a deep breath and deeply reconsiders the way he is running his administration, in order to avoid controversies that undermine our security as Americans. 10


C e l e b r a t i n g 5 7 Ye a r s FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cicely Tyson Celebrates 17th Annual Destiny Awards with St. Philip’s School & Community Center (DALLAS, TX - February 8, 2017) – In the midst of the division America has seen this year, St. Philip’s School & Community Center advocates the importance of communities coming together. Seeking to promote the “oneness of humankind,” St. Philip’s will host the 17th annual Destiny Award Luncheon on Wednesday, February 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Snyder Activity Center on St. Philip’s campus at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, located in South Dallas. Student showcase demonstrations will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Cicely Tyson, the iconic Tony Award, two time Emmy Award winner, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient will engage in a live intimate discussion, moderated by the award winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien with a message of “Mentoring Peace Makers”. Ms. Tyson, is well-known for her performances in the 1972 film, “Sounder,” 1974 film, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and her more recent role in the 2011 film, “The Help.” Jewel and Roland Parrish will receive the Humanitarian Award in honor of their exceptional work towards promoting unity among diverse communities. “Jewel and I have watched St. Philip’s grow and prosper. We will continue to be supporters of the school,”

Parish says. St. Philip’s welcomes Rev. Paul Rasmussen, Senior Minister, Highland Park United Methodist Church as this year’s Honorary Chair along with Ashlee Kleinert and Michelle Thomas as Event CoChairs. Destiny Luncheon’s major 2017 sponsors include: $25,000: Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, Diana and Todd Maclin, The David B. Miller Family Foundation, Mona and David Munson, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky $10,000: Amegy Bank, Joe and Kimberly Colonnetta, Lisa and Clay Cooley, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nancy Perot and Rod Jones, Tina and Dan Stansbury, Jr. $5,000: Mrs. Elaine Ag-

ather, Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Juliette Aston and Mark Moussa, Suzanne Caruso, Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows, Cigna, Melissa and Trevor Fetter, The Feuer Family and Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West, Thomas Halsey, Bobby Lyle, Abigail and Andrew Sinwell, Abigail Williams and Kathy Crow, All funds raised will directly benefit services promoting Christian education, senior services, hunger, student engagement and athletics. Event tickets are still available at www.

munity Center is a private Christian school in southern Dallas serving over 200 students in grades PK2 through 6th grade (ages 2–12), and a multi-faceted community center, providing numerous athletic, educational and social services to approximately 2,000 children, youth, and adults annually. Media Contact: Kimberly Madison- Ballard, Director of Communications and PR (214) 421-5221, ext. 240,

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4122 S. Marsalis Ave. Dalls, Texas 75216 Church (214)376-6527 Fax (214)302-3302 Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday Service 10:00 am

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Last Day Deliverance Revival Church 2847 S. Marsalis Ave Dallas, Texas 75216 Church (214) 948-1301

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The Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church 3611 Latimer Street Dallas, Texas 75215 Sunday Morning 9:15am – 9:30am Devotion 9:30am – 10:30am Class Session General Assembly Rev. Johnny Smith 10:30am – 10:45am Pastor February 17, 2017

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2110 E. Eleventh St. Dallas, TX 75203 Church (214) 972-0218 Sunday Service 7:45 & 10:00 am Wed. Prayer Meeting 11 am & 10 am Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00pm Rev. Burley Hudson Pastor 2020 W. Wheatland Rd., Dallas, TX 75232 Church (972) 228-5200 Sun Morning Services 8:00 am & 10:45 am Wednesday Bible Study 12 Noon & 7:00 pm

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Divine Inspiration Missionary Baptist Church “A Church Of Living Faith, On One Accord, Doing Things God’s Way”

4325 W. Ledbetter Dr., Dallas, TX 75233 Church (214) 337-1713 Howard Durham III Sunday School 9:15 am General Overseer Sr. Morning Worship 10:30am Pastor

The Lord Missionary Baptist Church

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Denny D. Davis Pastor

Friendship West Baptist Church

1569 Ann Arbor Ave, Dallas, TX 75216 Church (214) 375-2913

St. Paul Baptist Church 1600 Pear Street Dallas, TX 75215 Phone: (214) 421-3741 Fax: (214) 421-3926 Worship 8 am & 11 am

Dr. Timothy J. Brown Pastor

Christian Holy Temple Church

New Leaf Family Church 1707 St. Augustine Rd. Dallas, Texas Church (214) 398-6641 Service Times: Sunday School 8:30 am Sunday Worship 9:30am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00

Hours of Operation Mon. - Fri.: 7 am - 10 pm Phone: (214) 946-3584

St. John Grand Prairie Campus 1701 West Jefferson Grand Prairie, TX 75051 Phone: (972) 264-1483 Sunday Worship 7:00 9:00 & 11:00 E-mail: Website:

Greater Emmanuel Baptist Church

2023 Mouser St. Dallas, Texas 75216

Rev Daryl Carter Pastor

4142 Gladewater Rd. Dallas, Texas 75216 Church (214) 770-1326 or (214) 428-1266 Sunday Worship 10:00 am Tuesday BTU 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm

Rev. Terry White Pastor

New El Bethel Baptist Church

Carver Heights Baptist Church 2510 E. Ledbetter Road Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-371-2024 Sunday Worship Services Sunday School - 8:30am Worship Hour - 9:30am Wednesday - 7:00pm

Church 214-943-6007 Sunday School 9:00 am Morning Worship 10: 00 am Prayer & Praise Worship 7:00 pm

St. John Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Wade J. Simmions Pastor

Paradise Missionary Baptist Church 1222 E. Red Bird Ln., Dallas, TX 75241 Church: (214) 376-1534

Sunday School 9:20 Morning Service 10:45 am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm

Rev Anthony Nolan Sr.


Shekinah Glory Community Church

515 W. Center St., Duncanville, TX 75116 Church: (972) 780-8133 Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Enrichment 7:00pm Wednesday Rev. Ned Armstrong


Throne Room Prayer - 5:00 am

Bishop R.L. Etheridge II Pastor


Concord Ministries Baptist Church 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive Dallas, TX 75237 Church (214) 331-8522 Worship 7:30 am 9::15 am 11 am - 12:24 am

Rev. Bryan Carter Pastor

Full Gospel Holly Temple

24 Hour Prayer Line (972) 223-9898

Sunday School 9:15 Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship 8:00 Tuesdays & Saturdays 8:00 am

Apostle Herman Murry Jr. Pastor

Greater New Zion Baptist Church

Bible Study Tue. 11am Wed. 6:00 pm

Cornerstone Baptist Church

3810 Thedford Ave. Dallas, TX 75209 Church: (214) 350-1396 Sunday 9:30-10:45 am Morning Service 11:00

Wednesday Bible Service 7-8 pm Mission & Brotherhood 6-7 pm

G. D. Ford Pastor

New Mount Zion Baptist Church 9550 Shepherd Rd., Dallas, TX 75243

Church: (214) 341-6459 Intercessory Prayer Every Wednesday, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Bible Study Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Young Adult Praise Team First Thursday, Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Morning Worship 8:00 & 10: 15 am Sunday School 9:00 am Lord’s Supper 1st Sunday 6:00 pm

Rev. C JR Phillips Pastor

Rev. Tommy Brown Pastor

Rev. Stanley E. Smith


Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church 8350 Forest Ln. Dallas, TX 75243 Church (214) 349-7701

Worship Services Sunday 7:30 am Early Morning Worship Sunday 10:30 am Worship Service 15


Sundays @ 11:00 A.M.

Sunshine Bible Sunday 10:00 am Fellowship Dinner 5:20 pm

Dr. W. R. Willis Pastor

New Birth Baptist Church

444 W. Ledbetter Dr., Dallas, TX 75224 Church: (214) 374-0828 Early Morning Worship 7:50 am Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Evening Worship 7:00

3919 Munger Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 Church: (214) 824-8312 Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am

Rev. W. C. Davis Pastor

Prayer Meeting Bible Study 7-8:30 pm

The “Exciting” Singing Hill Baptist Church 6550 University Hills Blvd., Dallas, TX 75241 Church: (214) 375-5952 Fax (214) 671-1611 Rev. Gorge & Michael Pryor Pastor

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:45 am

Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night 7pm

Dr. H.E. Anderson, Sr., Senior Pastor

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church

411 N Hampton Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115 Church: (214) 421-7211 Church: (469) 297-4771 Sunday School 9:15 Sunday School 9:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Monday Children Education 7pm Rev. John McGee Wednesday Women’s Tuesday Prayer Meeting Noon Pastor Men’s Monday 7:00 pm 2419 Metropolitan Ave, Dallas, TX 75215

Church (972) 642 - 9125

Sunday School 9:00 AM Praise & Worship 10:25 AM Morning Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM Bible Study 7:30 PM

2018 S. Marsalis Ave, Dallas, TX 75216 Church: (214) 943-3579 Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:45 am Bible Study Wednesday 7:15 pm Thursday 11:00 am

Munger Avenue Baptist Church

Faith Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 4205 South Robinson Road P. O Box 540515 Grand Prairie, Texas 75054

Chris L. Simmons Pastor

Calvary Temple Community Church 1501 Clay Mathis Rd., Mesquite, TX 75181 Church: (972) 222-3708 Praise & Worship Service Sundays @ 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Children’s Church

Rev. Joe S Patterson Pastor

1819 Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215 Church: (214) 426-5468 Sunday Worship 8:00 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm

E-mail: St. . Phillips Missionary Baptist Church Bexar Street Baptist Church 6000 Singing Hills Dr., Dallas, Texas 75241 Church: (214) 374-6631

39727 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75237 Church: (972) 572-Fight (3448)

2210 Pine St. Dallas, Texas Church (214) 421-4119 Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 11:00 am

The House of Prayer MBC

Lighthouse Church Of God in Christ 2127 S. Corinth St. Rd., Dallas, TX 75203 Church: (214) 371-2421 Morning Worship 11 am

Rev. David E. Wilson Pastor

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Rev. Darrell W Pryor Pastor

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Superintendent Michael Clerkley, Sr. Pastor

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