In this thought-provoking book, Michael A. Stevens examines the cause of absence for African-American males in the houses of worship and the solutions to this growing epidemic. After reading this message, you will understand why most men avoid church, learn what can be done to engage and retain a healthy balanced gender congregation, and recognize the spiritual impact when men are connected to their local church. As a leading expert in African-American church growth, Stevens dispels the misconceptions and offers a blueprint for the future of one of the church's most endangered species.
Michael A. Stevens Sr. is committed to the discovery and development of personal purpose and positioning for the lives of men. He is the founder of University City Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and serves as a superintendent in the Church of God in Christ. Pastor Stevens received a bachelor of science degree in political studies from North Carolina A & T State University. He hosts a national weekly talk radio show, The Michael A. Stevens Show. Pastor Stevens has lectured coast-to-coast and abroad in such countries as South Africa, Peru, Bermuda, Kenya, Belize, and Israel. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Sharon, and they are blessed with three wonderful children.
Pastor Stevens was named one of “30 Emerging Voices Under the Age of Forty” by Charisma magazine and has written some articles for them since.