Shrines of the Black Madonna - Houston
The Year of Restoration -  Redefining and Celebrating Who We Are

Join us for
Sunday Worship at 11:30 AM CT



WHAT IS IT? - It's a Facebook LIVE information sharing session with Houston's pastor Aswad Walker.  You are invited to participate in this live dialogue on Facebook every week. 

Click HERE to view past Conversations

African History Class 
EVERY Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1.   Organizational Reminder:   Any request for fundraisers in the name of the church or material distributed in the name of the church must be approved by Regional Administration.  A written proposal must be submitted to the office (  or the Regional Administrator for fundraisers and a copy of print material must be submitted for approval prior to distribution.  Please be reminded that a written formal approval status will be provided prior to the beginning of any event planning or material distribution.   Periodic progress checks should be reviewed with the Regional Administrator throughout the planning of all events all organizational processes are adhered to.

2.  Important:   As the church becomes more involved in E-marketing and Social Networking use it is important that only authorized e-marketing applications and social networking processes are created.  there are several sites on many different networks that have been created.   We appreciate each of your desires to assist in the spreading of information about the PAOCC Shrine Christian Center of Houston, we now have many unauthorized sites in existence.  Rev. Karimah (Joyce Johnson) is the coordinator of IT and should approve of our brand over internet platforms.  Please contact Rev. Karimah at 713 773-4442 or  Rev. Abaynesta at 713 398-8695 if you have any questions regarding authorized sites.
The Shrine Cultural & Event Center
Let Us Be The Choice For Your Special Event!
CONTACT Nailah @ 832-408-1071
Hours of Operation
Saturday -  12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
African Holocaust Museum tours by appointment
The Buy Black Market Place is Free to the public.  
Buy Black- Empower our community ( BLEXIT)
Follow CC on Twitter and Instagram @ShrineCenterHOU  

Board of Trustees - Presiding Bishop Kimathi, Sr. Pastor
Pastor Aswad
Rev. Abaynesta
Rev. Nailah
Rev. Onyemachi
Lt. Xolani
Gen. Zizwe
Ministry Team
Rev. Aswad Walker, Co-Pastor
Rev. Djenaba Akida, Co-Pastor
Rev. Chimba Chui, Associate Pastor and Pastoral Care
Rev. Mayasa, Executive Minister
Rev. Olaniyi, Minister of Music
Rev. Naliah, Cultural Center 
Cpt. Teketeke, Health Ministry
Rev. Sababu, Men's Ministry
Rev. Kalomo, Graphics/Media
Rev. Onyemachi, Usher Board
Rev. Djenaba, Women's Ministry
Prayer List
Almighty God, we come before you today in need of your healing hand. In you all things are possible. Hold our hearts within yours, and renew our minds, bodies and souls.  We are ill, but still singing praises to you. You gave and you also gave us the gift of infinite joy. Give us the strength to move forward on the path you've laid out for us. Guide us towards better health both physically and spiritually, and give us the wisdom to identify those angels you've placed around us to help us get better.  We pray this prayer in full faith that all things are possible through you.  Amen.
Bishop Abaynesta
Donald Johnson Sr. (Fd. Karimah's Father-in-law)
Bishop  Hawanya (Hellena Stokes)
Fd. Theuda (Elandis Cashe)
Madelyne Dukes (Fd. Theuda's Mother)
Major Bambaata
Crystal Dickerson (Lt. Teketeke & Dkt. Munirah's sister-in-law)
Yusef Edison
Mrs. Mosie Lee Watson
(Sis. Liani's Mother)
Mr. Joseph Thomas
(Sis. Raawiya's Father)
Mattle Bell Lidge (Bishop Abaynesta's Aunt)Terry and Thomas Bradshaw (Mw. Sababu Brothers)