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Rev. William Jackson celebrates 54 year anniversary

November 24, 2022

Longest serving Baptist Pastor in Milwaukee The Rev. William Jackson was born the oldest of seven children and was raised on his grandfather’s farm in Alabama for the first 12 years of his life. That upbringing provided him with an early start when it came to both preaching and working. “I’ve been preaching since I… [Read More]

Wisconsin General Baptist State Congress of Christian Education to convene November 15-17, 2022

November 3, 2022

The Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention (WGBSC), Inc.’s Congress of Christian Education will be offering classes during the Fall Board Meeting, November 15-17, 2022. The session will be in- person, and the site will be the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church located at 2500 Medford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI where Reverend Donna Childs will serve as host…. [Read More]

Mt. Olive MBC celebrates Rev. Ray E. Murphy’s first anniversary

September 29, 2022

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church hosted the first pastoral anniversary for Rev. Ray E. Murphy, M. Div. (left photo, right) and First Lady JaQuita Murphy (left photo, left) at the church, 5277 N. 36th St. The theme for the event was “A Servant Sent to Serve-Jeremiah, 3:15” and the guest… [Read More]

WI General Baptist State Convention elects President Evans to second term

August 25, 2022

The 98th Annual Session of the Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention, Inc., held its joint session with the WGBS Congress of CE at Christ The King Baptist Church where Reverend John McVicker serves as pastor during the week of August 8-11, 2022. The theme was “Reaching Our Potential, and New Possibilities through the Power of… [Read More]

Milwaukee Times contributor, local church leader and religious educator, Rev. Judith T. Lester, passes

July 21, 2022

Milwaukee Times‘ longtime writer of the “Counseling Corner,” Rev. Judith T. Lester died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 19, 2022. For more than 20 years Rev. Lester was a part of the Milwaukee Times family, serving as writer of the “Counseling Corner,” an informative, faith-driven weekly column that kicked off our Christian… [Read More]

Audition notice: ‘Black Nativity By Langston Hughes’

July 21, 2022

Black Arts MKE is seeking performers for its holiday musical production of Black Nativity By Langston Hughes – a testament to the timeless work of Langston Hughes, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song from the African American perspective. Directed by Dimonte Henning, Black Nativity By Langston… [Read More]

A fond farewell and deepest thank you

July 7, 2022

By William S. Gooden The Milwaukee Times On Friday, June 17, 2022, I received an email from Rev. Judith T. Lester regretting to inform myself and the staff of the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper that she had been dealing with a health issue since May and would no longer be able to continue her weekly… [Read More]

The greatest joys of fatherhood (conclusion)

June 30, 2022

Many fathers face barriers that limit their ability to provide for and nurture their families. As stakeholders invested in fathers, families, and communities, we must understand the circumstances and needs of all fathers and ensure that program services are inclusive and designed to meet their diverse needs. This is particularly important in serving low-income fathers… [Read More]

The Greatest Joys of Fatherhood (Part 3)

June 23, 2022

This month you enjoyed the “Greatest Joys of Fatherhood” that were printed several years ago that still a blessing for the fathers. Enjoy! In continuation of this series, enjoy his piece on the greatest joys of being a father. Note: This article was submitted several years ago as a joy to send again. I’m Proud… [Read More]

The greatest joys of fatherhood (Part 2)

June 16, 2022

  This month you enjoyed the “Greatest Joys of Fatherhood” that were printed several years ago that still a blessing printed for the fathers. Enjoy them! According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, there is a crisis in America. The U.S. Census Bureau reports children in America live without their biological dad in the home. There… [Read More]