Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

| July 13, 2016

Muhammed Farid Abdullah, passed on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born Oct. 1, 1976, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Qasim and Malikah Abdullah. He was married to Michelle Daniels and they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in October of 2015. He graduated from North Side High School, Fort Wayne, in 1995, and Ball […]

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The Rev. Melvin White, son of Bishop Jesse White, called home to glory at 57

The Rev. Melvin White, son of Bishop Jesse White, called home to glory at 57

| July 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A member of one of the city’s most revered family of spiritual leaders has gone on to glory. On June 11, the Rev. Melvin L. White—a member of the legendary White family of ministers, musicians and community activists—was called home to glory at the age of 57. The Rev. Melvin White was born on […]

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Obituaries: June 6-June 12, 2016

Obituaries: June 6-June 12, 2016

| July 6, 2016

Harmony Denise Bright-Oldham, passed way Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Born April 25, 2016, she was the daughter of Shaneka Bright and Roger Oldham; and sister of Jeniyah Bright-Foster. Service was June 30, 2016, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Arrangements were by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral […]

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Church elder, former Stars of Glory member Roosevelt Carlisle crosses over at 65

Church elder, former Stars of Glory member Roosevelt Carlisle crosses over at 65

| July 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Devoted man of God and renowned gospel singer Elder Roosevelt Carlisle departed this life peacefully at 5:45 p.m., on Monday, June 20 at home surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. He was 65. Born on December 7, 1950 in Newbern, Alabama, Carlisle dedicated his life to Jesus at an early age […]

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40 years a queen

40 years a queen

| June 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne and surrounding area gospel music fans were out in force Sunday, June 26 at Jerusalem Baptist Church when the community gathered to celebrated the city’s own Queen of Gospel Radio, Delois McKinnley-Eldridge. McKinnley-Eldridge has graced the local airwaves with the finest in gospel music for 40 years and shows no sign of […]

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Obituaries: Jun 29-July 5, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: Jun 29-July 5, 2016 Edition

| June 29, 2016

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Fort Wayne Girlz Rock in Brazil with Pastor Anthony Payton’s mission trip

Fort Wayne Girlz Rock in Brazil with Pastor Anthony Payton’s mission trip

| June 23, 2016

By Eunice Tabron-Booker Special Media Coordinator, Frost Illustrated For those of you that have been following our coverage of Fort Wayne Girlz Rock and Come as You Are Community Church partnered mission trip to Brazil, as of Saturday June 18,  the mission has begun. Denita Washington, founder of Fort Wayne Girlz Rock and Pastor Anthony […]

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Obituaries: June 22-28, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: June 22-28, 2016 Edition

| June 22, 2016

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Carmen Hicks, national Christian rapper: A hip-hop story

Carmen Hicks, national Christian rapper: A hip-hop story

| June 21, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Editor’s Note: William Bryant Rozier, on behalf of the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM), is writing a series of articles about Fort Wayne hip-hop. The stories will lead to a hip-hop history event from the museum, with funding help by Arts United. Carmen Hicks, owner of Hicks Caskets, Monuments & […]

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Eleven Fort Wayne students among Crossroads Bible College 2016 grads

Eleven Fort Wayne students among Crossroads Bible College 2016 grads

| June 19, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—Crossroads Bible College recently held its commencement ceremony on their main campus in Indianapolis. Eleven students from the Fort Wayne location received their degrees surrounded by friends and family. The Salutatorian out of more than 50 graduates was Fort Wayne’s own Jacquline Howell of Fort Wayne. She challenged fellow graduates to “Never let any obstacles […]

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