Pastor Barry Randolph from Islandiew’s Church of the Messiah was just named a Michiganian of the Year in this profile from Nolan Finley, One Detroit contributor and Detroit News Editorial Page Editor.

The One Detroit team first met Pastor Barry during our first Islandview community conversation back in March of 2018, where stakeholders in Detroit’s Islandview community at Church of the Messiah told us about issues critical to revitalization and development of the neighborhood.

For more of One Detroit’s Islandview coverage, visit ‘The View from Islandview‘. One Detroit Islandview community liaison, Robert Tompkins, writes about residents’ ongoing work to bolster local entrepreneurship, address gun violence, and neighborhood revitalization