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Check out this article about Pastor Adams of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church announcing his upcoming retirement. Hartford Village and PVM are partnering organizations.

Some churchgoers believe there are two types of spiritual leaders: preachers, who offer rousing sermons but few personal connections, and pastors, who go beyond Scripture recitations to nurture their flock and community.

In his 50 years heading Detroit’s historic Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, the Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams embodied both—drawing thousands to its pews with his impassioned messages intoned in a thundering voice, collaborating to help revive the neighborhood as the city rose and fell, even traveling the globe to spread the gospel and witness history.

Read more: Detroit News