Shelia Poole, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Shelia Poole

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kennesaw, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Shelia:

Southern Baptist Convention’s sex abuse scandal draws federal inquiry

The Southern Baptist Convention revealed on Friday that is under investigation by federal officials over the mishandling and coverup of sex abuse complaints that go back decades. → Read More

Metro Atlanta pastor Charles Sineath dies at 83: Preaching was his passion

The Rev. Charles A. Sineath retired three times from pastoring a church, but he never stopped preaching. → Read More

Mt. Bethel megachurch is halfway to raising $13.1 million settlement

East Cobb’s Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church has raised more than half of the $13.1 million needed as part of a mediated settlement that will allow it to become independent of the denomination, according to Rev. Jody Ray, lead preacher. → Read More

Advocates predict a critical shortage of geriatricians

Thirty years ago, Don W. Scott was one of 110 graduates of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. → Read More

Georgia pastors, others on Southern Baptist list of alleged abusers

Thirty-four people who pastored, worked in or volunteered at churches in Georgia are named on a list of alleged abusers released late Thursday by the Southern Baptist Convention’s top leadership. → Read More

Memorial Day: special ways to honor and remember

Georgians mark the Memorial Day holiday by honoring loved ones, family and friends who died in military service. → Read More

Metro Atlanta pastors focus on abortion in Mother’s Day sermons

The national debate on abortion in the wake of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion continued Sunday in houses of worship across metro Atlanta. → Read More

Mt. Bethel and North Ga. Conference reach settlement

The trustees of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Mt. Bethel UMC have reached a settlement to end a dispute that has divided the Marietta megachurch’s congregation. → Read More

Increasingly diverse, Forsyth County faces racist past

Faith leaders have started a scholarship fund for descendants of families of the 1912 racial purge in Forsyth County. → Read More

Easter Sunrise Service is back at Stone Mountain Park

After being sidelined for two years due to the pandemic, the popular Easter Sunrise Service is returning to Stone Mountain Park on April 17. → Read More

Advocacy group stresses need for more paid caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s

The pandemic has made healthcare workers harder to find and that’s also affected families of Alzheimer’s patients who are looking for help. → Read More

Advocates push for more Black organ donors

In Georgia, Black people account for 63% of those currently waiting for organ transplants, according to LifeLink of Georgia. → Read More

ITC placed on warning by accrediting agency

Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center, which came off probation in 2015, works toward its future with a new president amid great changes in theological education. → Read More

Black pastors have always been the first to call

Friday morning, the Rev. Shanan Jones was waiting for a call from a family needing help. The family’s matriarch had died and while her estate was in probate, a tree toppled on her home. The bereaved had reached out to Jones, who plans to help them find an attorney to settle the issue. → Read More

Atlanta murals to honor Dorothy Bolden, who organized domestic workers

Dorothy Bolden, who organized domestic workers, will be honored with four murals in Atlanta. A five-mile mural tour on Saturday, Oct. 16, will celebrate Bolden and highlight domestic and care workers. → Read More

Real Men Wear Pink unveils 2021 class behind campaign to support breast cancer research

Brandon Leak’s world was upended two years ago when his mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. → Read More

Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling celebrates 25 years of gospel music

Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling — a 103-member choir that has performed with some of the top names in gospel music, including Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker and BeBe Winans — is celebrating its silver anniversary this year. → Read More

Part of I-285 named in honor of Rev. Charles F. Stanley

Influential Southern Baptist pastor and televangelist, the Rev. Charles F. Stanley, now has a portion of I-285 renamed in his honor. → Read More

Destiny World Church to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic, delays reopening

Destiny World Church is hosting free COVID-19 vaccine events for the community on Sept. 11 and on Oct. 9 on its Austell campus. However, the church is delaying the reopening of its sanctuary for in-person worship. → Read More

North Georgia UMC Conference files complaint against Mt. Bethel in court

The Trustees of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church have asked Cobb County Superior Court to pave the way for the entity to seize control of the assets of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. → Read More