There is nothing like the close relationships that black people have with God.  While most have grown up as Baptist, black people have denominations across the board. Religion is a big part of black culture and is often referenced during conversations, especially those that deal with family and relationship issues.  As there have been so many new forms of belief systems and Christianity isn’t quite as popular as it once was 50 years ago, church continues to be something that black people hold steadfast to.