My Brother’s Keeper

Church Ministry for Young African American Males

by Dr. Samuel White III



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781490849386
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781490849393
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781490849409

About the Book

“Dr. Samuel White, III, has done the Church a tremendous service by writing this book to help us develop a ministry with our boys. Giving us an overview of the social, economic, and spiritual challenges that our boys face, White gives practical tips on how we can break these chains and set them free. This is a must read for churches who are serious about ministering to our boys!” - Rev. Dr. James Perkins Pastor Greater Christ Baptist Church, Detroit Michigan President Progressive National Baptist Convention


“My Brother’s  Keeper is an excellent guide for mentoring our young people in general and our young men in particular. A readable and helpful book. I highly recommend it to anyone concerned about how to reach this generation.”- Rev. Dr. Kevin Turman Pastor Second Baptist Church, Detroit Michigan


“ My Brother’s Keeper is a must read for all who sincerely want every young person, especially at-risk young men reach their God-given potential.”- Rev. Lawerence T. Foster Pastor The Calvary Baptist Church, Detroit Michigan



My Brother’s Keeper is a training manual for clergy, laity, parents, teachers, social workers, youth workers, guidance counselors and caring persons who want to develop a Mentoring Program, Rites of Passage, Conflict Resolution Classes, Liberation Lessons and use Rap music to free young, African American males from their spiritual, social, and psychological bondage. Moreover, these ministries will raise their self-esteem, fulfill their paternal deprivation, help them manage their anger, instruct them to be peacemakers, develop their moral consciousness and save their souls. If you are tired of watching our young men wearing sagging pants, rapping with profanity, using the “n” word, dropping out of school, getting high, selling drugs, having children out of wedlock, terrorizing our neighborhood, going to jail, killing one another, then this book is for you. This book will not only tell you what happened to our boys but what you can do about it. For too long we have rejected, ignored, or demonized black boys and asked, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” It is time for Christians and people of good will to acknowledge the fact that we are our brother’s  keeper and  “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.” It is time for us to heed the words of Jesus, “ preach good tidings unto the poor; heal the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, and let the oppressed go free.”

About the Author

Dr. Samuel White, III is a native of Rochester New York and the son of the late Samuel White II and Anna White. Dr. White graduated with honors from Brockport State College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to graduate from Harvard Divinity School with a Masters of Theological Studies degree and a Masters of Divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He completed his educational pursuits by achieving a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Drew University. He has been an adjunct professor at the Ecumenical Theological School, Mary Grove College and William Tyndale College. Dr. White has been the recipient of numerous civic and religious awards. He was awarded Minister of the Year Award, The Rev. Charles Hill Award from the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention and The Presidents’ Award from the Progressive Baptist Convention. Dr. White served as the President of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention. He is currently the senior Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church and a Hospice Chaplain for Henry Ford. He is a preacher, teacher, revivalist, motivational speaker, pastoral care counselor, leadership trainer, grief group facilitator and writer. He published, “It is Well with My Soul, Spiritual Care for the Dying” and it can be purchased online at Westbow Press, Barnes & Noble and Dr. White is happily married to the former Sandra Wilson and they are blessed with two children Alexandria and Samuel IV.