December 28, 2011 Tony Morgan

#2 in 2011: This White Church Doesn’t Want Black Members

When this incident occurred back in May, it grabbed my attention. I was outraged. Apparently you shared my disgust for this situation, because this became the #2 most popular article in 2011. By the way, I keep in contact with the pastor that was involved. He’s happily employed now in business consulting and volunteering in a church in the Atlanta area.

This White Church Doesn’t Want Black Members

Those who know me, know that I’m a fairly steady person. I rarely get emotional about anything. This story, though, absolutely ticks me off. I can’t believe as we sit here in 2011…in the United States…in the Church that stuff like this still happens.

A friend of a friend contacted me this weekend. Here’s an excerpt of what he shared:

“I spent the last four months as lead pastor of [a church in the Southeast]and was let go last week for baptizing six black teens into an all-white church. Even though the church leadership assured me that racial integration wouldn’t be a problem during the interview process, a handful of the high-dollar folks revolted and had me removed without the church’s knowledge…”

I rarely get angry, but these actions are so outside God’s design for the church that I’m left repulsed.

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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