How Technology Has Transformed Detroit's Black Churches: Adapting Post-Pandemic

Stephen Henderson.


This 20-minute video features an interview with two leaders of Black churches in Detroit and how they used technology during the pandemic and moving forward. It is part of a series: American Black Journal's "Black Church in Detroit".


Innovative ways that Black congregations used technology during the pandemic; The stance of these church leaders regarding artificial intelligence.

Recommended Audience

Black congregational leaders interested in how technology was and is being used.



Practical Applications

  • Watch to learn more about how technology is being used in Black congregations.
  • Share with your team to kick off a conversation about how to use technology in your context.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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