Season 3, Episode 1: Faith and Resilience at Pitt's Chapel

In This Episode

Springfield, Missouri. Pitt's Chapel is a testament to strength in adversity: beginning in times of slavery, through the lynchings of innocent Black men and the subsequent shift that brought Springfield from a population that was 25% Black to the under 5% it is today. Current pastor Rev. Tracey Wolff, Kim Jones, John Huddleston and Charlotte Hardin talk through the history of Pitt's Chapel from its onset through tragedy and onward during the civil rights movement into today. 


In This Episode

1:00 Introduction and History of Pitt's Chapel
7:30 Introductions: Rev. Tracey Wolff, Kim Jones, John Huddleston, Charlotte Hardin
8:12 The Current Building and How it Relates to the History of Pitt's Chapel
14:45 Raising Up Younger Generations
17:30 The Relationship Between Ferguson and the Lynchings
20:50 Words Without Actions, Forgiveness Without Repentance
24:45 Arrogance, Power and Scarcity Mindsets
27:25 What The Methodist Church Can Do
34:30: What Gives You Hope

About This Podcast

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help faithful people host conversations about race, faith and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus to help listeners intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race and justice. The audio recordings bring diverse insights and experiences into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond.

“The Saints Before Us” is the theme and focus of season three of the Faith and Race Podcast. It draws on both Hebrews 11, and its description of the cloud of witnesses, and Ephesians 4 with its directive to equip saints for the work of ministry. The phrase “saints before us” invites listeners to consider the duality of its meaning: In that, the new season of the podcast focuses on Missouri’s Black United Methodist Churches and highlights both the work of the saints that came before us and offers an invitation to the saints currently before us to carry that legacy.