Rock N Roll Preacher bridges Racial Divide

Mick Jagger, meets Jack Hayford.

These are the worlds spanned by musician and Pastor Jimi Calhoun,author of "A Story of Rhythm and Grace: What the Church Can Learn from Rock and Roll about Healing the Racial Divide".


Jimi uses his experiences in both arenas to help readers dissect racial relation issues.  

Before becoming a pastor, Calhoun played bass for major recording acts and performed on stage with prominent artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Hank Williams Jr., John Lennon, and Elton John.

In his book, Jimi combines colorful illustrations from the rock-and-roll world with stories from his life as a pastor to show how he has succeeded as a bridge builder between cultures.

As he interweaves personal stories with reflections on race, Calhoun challenges Christians (and dare I say others) to reach out for racial healing and reconciliation and offers hope for racial harmony in the church and in the broader culture.


In this very special 90 minute Show, Frankie invited a panel of experts to join her to discuss the topic of Church, Religion, race and how we can heal the past and pave way for a racial harmony.

Joining her is Chad Dion Lassiter,President Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Dr. Paula Matabane,Communications professor at Howard University and independent filmmaker, her latest Faithfully Divided, Latayne Scott, former Mormon and author of 15 books including The Mormon Mirage, Rev. David Izenbart of Living Springs Community Church, a multicultural Church. ending racism | church christianity | rock n roll and dr j | jimi calhoun and bas | frankie picasso

Return to the Mission Unstoppable Podcast Page