Sights, Sounds, & Spirit of the Black Church

In conjunction with the new documentary, The Black Church: This is our Story, This is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. WJCT invites you to a community conversation about the Black Church, its history, its music, and its meaning.

  • Lynn Sherman
    Director of Social Responsibility and Community Engagement at Baptist Health
  • Jeff Boddie
    Associate Director of Worship, Downtown, Shiloh Church
  • Bishop Charles Bernard Eichelberger, Sr.
    Pastor & Founder, Cathedral of Deliverance
  • Ben Frazier
    President & Founder, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville

The Black Church Initiative

Submit your story today!

WJCT Public Media invites members of churches across Northeast Florida to record and share a video that is five minutes or less in length that explains what the black church means to them. Stories will be collected until February 28 and archived in the Florida Collection at the Jacksonville Public Library.

To see an example and share your story click the button below.

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Major corporate support for THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG is provided by Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by Lilly Endowment Inc., Ford Foundation, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers.

The Sights, Sounds, & Spirit of the Black Church event is sponsored in part by


Monday, February 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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