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Being a Black queer woman in the church

Updated: Apr 24, 2021

There are some experiences that humble you, shift your perspective on the world, and open your eyes to another slice of God's character. You become highly aware of your humanity and God's divinity. Your eyes are opened to the inexplicable inexhaustible bigness of God. I believe this week's story does that.

Rev. Erica N. Williams is a Faith Leader, Organizer, International Human Rights Activist and Community Leader, who is committed to serving with head and heart. This week, she shares her journey of what being a Black Queer woman in the church has taught her about life, God, and the church.

Erica says while she honors the foundation from the mothers of her Black Baptist church in Saginaw , MI she has now grown to understand her calling that looks past many of traditional rules of the church. Erica is now the founding pastor of Set It Off Ministries, an international, interfaith, intergenerational ministry that seeks to empower, educate, and emancipate poor and working-class communities around the world.

In this chat, Erica's passion for social justice, the love of God, and authenticity is unmatched. Listen as she shares a part of her journey and how she came to terms with teachings in the church that did not serve her as Black Queer woman.

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