From Diapers to Prosperity: Oak Cliff Megachurch Schools Kids Early to Keep Them Off Path to Prison

The Rev. Rickie G. Rush and Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price talked a few years ago about the seemingly nonstop parade of young African-Americans, particularly males, who instead of embarking on successful lives after school end up in a pipeline leading straight to prison. Fast forward over time and I'm talking to Pastor Rush — as he is known by congregants of Inspiring Body of Christ, the 15,000-member megachurch where he is senior pastor — about the church's popular school, the University of Dreams.  Continue reading...

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