Invites You To Their
Virtual Launch Event
Thursday, July 14, 2022
12PM and 6PM
“Beloved I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” ~ 3 John 1:2

The Faith Community Research Network (FCRN) is a collective of churches in metro Detroit working to bridge the gap between our area’s health challenges and health solutions through dynamic people, programs, and research.


Meet FCRN’s Co-Directors:

Dr. Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Attorney Bertram L. Marks, Esq., D.Min.
Chief Legal Counsel, Faith-Based Genetic Research Institute

Rochelle Chapman, B.A.
Community Engagement Coordinator, WSU CURES


Lifting Every Voice for Health Equity and Research

Established in 2021, the FCRN is the result of a partnership between the Faith-Based Genetic Research Institute, Wayne State University, and Karmanos Cancer Institute. These groups came together because not only are African Americans underrepresented in the research that drives health discoveries and innovations, but in the settings where research agendas are created.

Our network of churches is committed to lifting every voice among us in setting research priorities that are relevant to our communities. FCRN strives to engage people in the research process by applying strategies that are appropriate, effective, and transparent.

Our Network Churches:

Christ Temple City of Refuge
City of Hope Church
Grace Bible Chapel
First Community Church
Immanuel House of Prayer Cathedral by the Water
Mayflower Congregational UCC
Mt. Charity Church
New Beginnings Bible Church
Oak Grove AME
Praise City
Rhema International Church
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church