We believe that black history is important. But we also believe that making history today is more important. We cannot rest on the laurels of great luminaries such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, and others. God used these and others mightily in their time; now He has given us this time and we will have to answer to Him as to how we use it. In light of that, we have attempted to place in one volume the most influential Black Christian History-Makers who are living today and who are serving Jesus Christ with their various gifts and talents.
The ability to lead is not something you can train to have. True leadership is a gift from God that is undeniable by people. You cannot make yourself a leader of people. In other words, you cannot be a leader just because you want to be. Only God makes leaders. One can improve his or her leadership abilities but one cannot make himself or herself a leader.
The people who have been chosen for this list are not people who are trying to be leaders; they were born leaders by the grace of God.
We all know that when we get to Heaven the people who will be in front getting the rewards are those faithful, behind-the-scenes people in the body of Christ who clean the bathrooms, work in the nursery, do the ushering, and cook the food — not the luminaries that we see out front today.
Be that as it may: we humbly present the 100 Most Influential Black Christian History-Makers.
To our loyal audience, if there is someone on this list whom you think should not be there or if there is someone not on this list whom you think should be included, please let us know. You may e-mail us at contact [@] bcnn1.com. When you contact us, please let us know why you think a person should be included or excluded.
–Black Christian News Network One Editors