Essay Background Of My Church History
I grew up in a church that was predominantly African American. I attended Caldwell Chapel A.M.E Zion Church in Kankakee, Illinois. When my family moved from Kankakee I attended a Baptist church in high school and also in college which was predominantly African American. In my adult years I was able to attend a Church of the Living God, which was primarily African American. I also attended a non-denominational church, which was my first church of diversity. I enjoyed all of my church homes and also enjoyed visiting a variety of churches that were predominately Caucasians in this area, but I had never attended a church that had a Hispanic population. This assignment gives me an opportunity that I am thankful for and has broadened my eyes to cross cultural ministry within my own community.
Introduction to Site Church’s Pastor
I had the privilege of meeting Reverend Israel Anchan approximately 3 years ago when I was a Community Organizer for Illinois Coalition for Service. I was organizing a committee for a project entitled Blessings in a Backpack which assisted local schools in the area and connected me with a local ecumenical group. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church participated in the backpack program and seemed to be active in the community. Reverend Israel Anchan is a pastor at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kankakee, Illinois located at 298 S. Harrison Ave. Reverend Israel D. Anchan is considered as the rector of the church. I was…