Fifty Years of Worship at the Church of John Coltrane 

Source: The New Yorker.

The Coltrane Church attracts visitors from all over the world. Its existence is a story of devotion, but it’s also a story of family. Franzo and Marina—now Reverend King—raised their children there. Their daughter, Wanika, is now a pastor and bishop-elect at the church; Franzo, Jr., is a deacon; both of them along with the couple’s other daughter, Nakeda, are “sound ministers.” If you watch “The Church of John Coltrane,” Jeff Swimmer’s documentary, from 1996, you’ll recognize many of the same worshippers who are still there today and who form the congregation’s core. It’s just that the city around them has changed.