J.D. Greear preaches at historic black church: 'horrible history of racism' due to 'forgotten Gospel'

By The Christian Post

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., preaches at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., during a Sunday morning service June 9, 2019. | Kathleen Murray

J.D. Greear acknowledged the “horrible history of racism” in the Western church and said that the only explanation for such a grievous error is that “they have forgotten the Gospel” during a sermon delivered at a historic African American church.

On June 9, Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., preached to nearly 1,000 people gathered at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Greear, who is presiding over the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in the city this week, told the congregation, “I do not need to tell this church, the church of the West has had a horrible history of racism,” Baptist Press reported.

Source:The Christian Post