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United Christian Church
19510 West Chicago Rd
Detroit, Michigan 48228
Office: (313) 273-3200
Fax: (313) 273-3201
Hours of Services
Sunday Worship Service
11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
All are Welcome,
Come Join Us!
Born in St. Louis, Mo., the Reverend Gregory Bryant was raised in Chicago, Illinois. After a conversion to Christ in his late teens, Rev. Bryant answered his call to the preaching ministry and preached his first sermon, during the 11 a.m. worship service at the Park Manor Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which was under the leadership of Rev. James L. Demus lll.
By God’s grace, the Lord has blessed Rev. Bryant with many diverse and rich ministerial experiences. He has pastored several congregations in Indianapolis. He has served in the areas of youth and young adult ministry. He has also been a workshop leader in Black Ministers Retreats with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and in ecumenical fellowships. He has served on various para-church ministry committees, boards, and task forces related to racial reconciliation, community safety, and the place and practice of Black Theology in black churches.Most recently, he was elected to the Board of the National Convocation (The Biennial gathering of Black Disciples of Christ), as Secretary. He has a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through the kind of preaching and teaching that speaks to both head and heart.
Reverend Bryant has a particular desire to see God’s resurrection power at work through the church to transform struggling African American communities into places of salvation and beloved community. Although sensing a particular call to help lift up the black community through sharing the Word of God and evangelizing, while also engaging in community advocacy and biblical social justice, he has had several multi-racial/cultural ministerial experiences in God’s church. In light of these experiences, he has published a book entitled, “The American Church in Black and White: Navigating Minefields to Become God’s Intercultural Community.” Cautiously, optimistic in tone, the book chronicles the often troubling, racialized history of the formation of the American church and offers practical suggestions for how black and white Christians can work through and embrace particular hot-button cultural issues which tend to explode our attempts to be unified in Christ.
Reverend Bryant is a graduate of Lindblom Technical High school in Chicago, and Jarvis Christian College, in Hawkins TX., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History. He also earned a Master of Divinity from the Christian Theological Seminary, in Indianapolis, and has also done additional graduate work in Education, at Oakland City University, in southern Indiana, and post-graduate work toward his Doctor of Ministry Degree, at the Christian Theological Seminary.
Reading, music, art, cars, politics and basketball are additional interests. But one of the key joys of his life is his family. His wife, Crystal Bryant, is an elementary teacher and Reading Specialist and Interventionalist at the Old Redford Academy in Detroit. They have been blessed with three wonderful children: Gregory, Isaiah, and Christiana.
"If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."