I agree with you brother on this one. I've been saved since 10 and now in my 40's. Been in a lot of churches and held several positions in the church....It seems as if some pastors are intimidated by other strong and educated black men. I was in one church where there were several gifted brothers and all of us left to attend other churches. The pastor never had us up to preach but once a year. However, he put all the women up over us several times. He himelf was a very gifted preacher but ran half the men out. The women were very good, however, at stroking his ego and men could care less about that. How would we ever develop our ministry gift if only the women ever got to minister? Its sad but the there are ministries like this and it must stop in the black church.