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Rev. Ed Rowe, senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church Detroit, will retire after 37 years of ministry

Rev. Edwin A. (Ed) Rowe will preach his last sermon at the 10:30 worship service, June 22, followed by a reception, light meal and program in his honor. Rev. Rowe has been in the ministry for over 40 years. He grew up on Detroit’s east side and attended Denby High School. He did his under graduate studies at Adrian College before he attended Garrett Theological Seminary in Chicago. In 1974, he was appointed ...

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The significance of the Black Church in American history

The Black Church and the Black Movement in America have always been bound by an unambiguous umbilical cord. Denmark Vesey, an African who was enslaved in South Carolina, was a co-founder of a branch of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1817. He later planned a rebellion in the United States in 1822. Richard Allen, an abolitionist, business owner and activist, founded the African Methodist Episcopal ...

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