Kkev1313 5pts One of several reasons why the black church is loosing its voice in the community. Black churches are notorious for hiring pastors that are out of touch with the community---they never recruit from the best and brightest theological schools, instead most prefer a pastor that will perform, hoop, and holla. On the other hand, there are few churches that won't hire a pastor unless they have a certain academic pedigree, which is good. Most never took a legitimate course in the history of the African American church, sad. The crux of the matter in the black community is not rocket science...the problem is poor parenting.