IN DEPENDENCE Genuine Racial and Cultural Diversity

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Genuine Racial and Cultural Diversity

How can churches that are culturally diverse, or that wish to be, foster genuine diversity and not tokenism?


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In this episode, Phil Topham (Executive Director) is joined by Yannick Christos-Wahab (pastor at Stockwell Baptist Church) to talk about his experience as a black pastor in FIEC and how churches with a desire for diversity can be genuinely diverse.

00:00 - Introduction
00:52 - Yannick's British-Nigerian background
- Growing up in British culture
07:53 - Growing up in a Nigerian church
10:44 - The journey to ministry at Stockwell Baptist Church
14:07 - What is it like to be a black pastor in FIEC?
- Avoiding missteps and welcoming well
- How to genuinely grow diversity
- Should we talk about white and black churches?
- Lean into the experience of other cultures

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