Drawing on a rich ethnographic work in a Religious Science church in Oakland, California, to illuminate how a group of Americans of African Descent adapted a religion typically thought of as white to fit their needs and circumstances. It stands at the intersection of New Thought doctrine, characterized by personal empowerment teachings and a culturally familiar liturgical style reminiscent of Black Pentecostals and Black Spiritualists. This group challenges oversimplified concepts of the Black church experience. It broadens the vision of Black religion outside the boundaries of Christianity, raising questions about what it means to be in a congregation of Americans of African Descent. Beyond Christianity adds a new dimension to the scholarship on Black religion.