How These Delaware Pastors Are Honoring Martin Luther King’s Dream of Integrated Church

The Civil Rights Act abolished legal segregation in 1964. But its old fingerprints haven’t been completely wiped clean.

An observation from civil rights icon the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would’ve turned 90 years old Tuesday, still rings true today about the Christian church in America.

“It is one of the tragedies of our nation, one of the shameful tragedies, that 11 a.m. Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours,” King said.

A black pastor and a white pastor, both in Smyrna, embody King’s spirit, collaborating in an effort to better serve the community. Their last names are opposite of their respective skin colors.