The Prophet of Wheat Street

Author(s): James W. English

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William Holmes Borders decided a pastor had two jobs - to preach the Gospel and to be his brother's keeper. That conviction led him back to the poverty and prejudice he had seemingly escaped and to the pastorate of a debt-ridden, discouraged black Baptist church in Atlanta's east side ghetto. He began by inviting the down and outers to the Wheat Street Church. Soon he and his congregation began a job placement center, developed a credit union with half a million dollars on deposit, brought in a chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, built a 5.5 million dollar housing project, conducted voter registration, organized a black-owned shopping center, and led a group of pastors in the desegregation of Atlanta's transportation system. It's a modern success story - but far from typical - of a preacher's son whom the mayor of Atlanta called "a remarkable man...a long-treasured friend."

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780912692197
  • : david c. cook
  • : david c. cook
  • : June 1973
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James W. English
  • : Paperback
  • : 192