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Culture At A Crossroads

Episode 16

Andrew Beresford is a black Canadian-American pastor and comedian from ServeCity Church in Pickering, ON, a primarily black and Asian church. He’s spent 14 years working in the United States with his wife, Chantal, in Michigan and Southern California, but returned north of the border to the GTA in 2015.


Beresford is passionate about speaking up for those that don’t have a voice as Proverbs 31 states. Based on his own background of growing up in Canada with parents who are immigrants from South America and the West Indies, he has not only seen, but been the victim of racial injustice.


Although the protests amid Covid-19 speak volumes to the Black Lives Matter movement, Black History is only confined to one month. Beresford will share how this mentality has also translated to most people's day-to-day.

The pastor and comedian will address peaceful justice, what a white person's response to racism should look like, and how Jesus offers both forgiveness and healing in the middle of #BlackLivesMatter.

Welcome to the sixteenth (eighteenth unofficial) episode of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes here or search for Culture At A Crossroads on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free. 

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This is a profile of Andrew Beresford of Serve City Church.

After the tragic death of George Floyd was recorded, racial injustice cannot be ignored. It has been going on for years and has resulted in multiple deaths. 

Nov 8, 1946 - Viola Desmond arrested for sitting in white section of Nova Scotia movie theatre

Feb 21, 1965 - Malcom X shot in the chest in New York City. 

April 4, 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. shot on his balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.

March 3, 1991 - Rodney King beaten by LAPD officers, recorded on video and televised. 

Feb 26, 2012 - Trayvon Martin shot in Sanford, Florida.

April 2018 - David Platt preached on justice/racism at Together for the Gospel conference   


Feb 23, 2020 - Ahmad Arberry, shot by police while jogging in Satilla Shores, Georgia

In a recent interview with CTV, former Canadian-Jamaican sprinter Donovan Bailey explains his 1996 comment on racism.

After the death of her father, Gianna Floyd says, "My daddy changed the world."

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