Pastor T.L. Rogers and his son, Pastor Perrin Rogers from Triumphant Baptist Church in Hyattsville, invited us into their Maryland home last week during our trip to Washington D.C. There weren't many African-American pastors attending Catalyst West Coast this past April...T.L., Perrin, and Joshua were there, and during our time with them last week they shared with us about some crazy connections that have unfolded through their Catalyst story AND how they have seen some amazing opportunities to partner with International Justice Mission...this is a fun story.
How do you pass the leadesrhip baton?
Pastor T.L. Rogers has already set in motion a plan to pass the baton of leadership to his son, Perrin. He shares about this process AND you will hear an unexpected encouragement from Pastor T.L.,"we must glean from other cultures..."
Before interviewing Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Joshua Symonette gave us a tour of Greater Mt. Calvary...this is just a fun glimpse into the behind the scenes moment of a great morning at one of the most influential churches in downtown D.C.
Catalyst National Tour in Washington, D.C.
"Bishop Owens, Back to 1966...His Early Years & Personal Life"
Amidst the waves of racial tension in a city on the brink of historic cultural shift a young African-American leader (19 years old) dared to start a church in Washington D.C. ... 43 years later Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr. humbly leads Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, the single largest African-American church in the downtown D.C. area. Bishop Owens raised his voice for the gospel in a volatile city during a volatile time & fought the odds to extend love and truth to his community. I was surprised to hear that we had an opportunity to meet with Bishop Owens...it was, and remains, an honor to sit with him and learn from him and his leadership journey. Listen as Joshua Symonette, friend of Catalyst and student of Bishop Owens, interviews a man who has seen more in his lifetime than most of us could imagine...