National Black Church Initiative Commends Drake, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar; Asks Them to Help Bring Young Black Men Back to Church

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, want to acknowledge some positive things that are going on in rap music. In no way do we condone the misogynistic, violent and nasty language of this genre but, when they do something positive, the Church should not hesitate to join with them in celebrating the music that God has given them. Recently, Snoop Dogg released a Gospel album, Drake, who popularized the song God’s Plan has been a good Samaritan by giving away tens of thousands of dollars to everyday people of God who needed the money, and Kendrick Lamar, with his album called DAMN. recently won the Pulitzer prize for music.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “I am the first one who will acknowledge what is good, especially among our young people. I want to commend all three of these gentlemen, Drake, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar on their achievements. I would love to publicly solicit their help to assist me in getting ten million Black men to come back to Christ’s Church. I plan to reach out to these three artists in the near future and hold public events with them so that the Church can demonstrate that while we are cool and hip we are also serious about worshipping and obeying God through the Holy Bible. Of course, we will use their positive lyrics, not their nasty ones, to help compel African American men back to Church then back to Christ.”

The Black Church would like to commend all of them for their contributions. One of the most compelling reasons why we are doing this, is because many of you know we have been encouraging African American men to come back to Church and come back to Christ. The Black Church is without any shame trying to ride this positive tide in rap music to get Black people focused back on God and Christ.


About NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting-edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science-based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at