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Video: Black, white and United in Christ

Blogging live from Oklahoma City
Hundreds of church members from congregations across central Oklahoma gathered at the Memorial Road Church of Christ for the conclusion of ‘United in Christ,’ a three-day gospel meeting.
Speakers at the meeting were:
• Vernon Taylor, minister for the Southlake Church of Christ in Jonesboro, Ga.
• Jim Baird, minister for the Wilshire Church of Christ in Oklahoma City
• Calvin Bowers, minister for the Figueroa Church of Christ in Los Angeles
• Lawrence Murray, minister for the Spencer, Okla., Church of Christ
The meeting was an effort to encourage unity and fellowship among predominantly black and predominantly white congregations in the Oklahoma City area and to “present the Gospel in an integrated context” said Memorial Road elder Harold Shank. Church members were urged to invite friends and neighbors “to experience quality preaching and dynamic worship that combines the best of all the churches involved,” Shank said.
In January, members of the Memorial Road church attended Sunday night services at several predominantly black Churches of Christ in central Oklahoma. (I mentioned that toward the end of an earlier blog post.) In February, members of those congregations attended Sunday night worship at Memorial Road. In March, a cappella groups from the participating congregations performed at Song Fest on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University.


Church members from across Oklahoma City sing during “United in Christ” at the Memorial Road Church of Christ. (Photo by Erik Tryggestad)


  • Feedback
    During the Vietnam war whites and blacks were united, so I don’t think there’s much of a problem when it comes to worship and church activities. Personally, it looks very beautiful when blacks and white are together � add to that some other races: brown, yellow, red, etc.
    orlando braga
    April, 18 2011

    We did the merger in Barstow, Calif.We now have one congregation in this lovely city. All races have come together to worship God, as it should be. In His service, May God bless us all.
    Marshall Steward
    April, 22 2011

    that’s not new to the church of Christ we read about it in the N.T. the command is to preach to ‘all nations.’
    robert brooks
    April, 23 2011

    It’s a blessing of encouragement to witness Saints who realize that God is more interested in us being united in the same ‘body’, than He is in us gathering in the same building. amen?
    robert brooks
    April, 23 2011

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