- Faculty & Staff
Preaching with Power 2012: Preachers and Speaker
At locations throughout Philadelphia
Sunday, March 18 - Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Thirtieth Anniversary of Preaching with Power brings another week of outstanding preaching, teaching and Black Sacred Music to Philadelphia.
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 6:30 pm
The Rev. Dr. Jasmin W. Sculark, known as “Dr. Jazz,” is a native of the Island of Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Jazz is noted for being the first female to be called to pastor a Baptist church in York, Pennsylvania. A progressive ministry visionary, Dr. Jazz ordained the first women as Deacons in the history of Shiloh Baptist Church. Her sermon “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was featured in the African American Pulpit (Judson Press), which also nominated her as one of the “20 to Watch: Young Preachers in the New Millennium.” Dr. Jazz received the Gardner C. Taylor Distinguished Preaching Award 2010 and is featured in the Gardner C. Taylor Distinguished Preaching Series. Dr. Jazz is a graduate of the Practical Bible College in Vestal, New York, and Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland. She received her Masters in Theological Studies from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. In December 2007 she received her Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Janes Memorial United Methodist Church
41-59 E Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Monday, March 19, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Reverend Otis Moss, III serves as Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to Trinity, Rev. Moss served as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. During his tenure, the membership at Tabernacle rose from 125 to over 2,100. Rev. Moss is the youngest lecturer to ever present at the Hampton University Ministers and Musicians Conference, the largest African American ecumenical conference in the nation. He has done extensive research in the areas of African American culture and theology and youth development. This led him to create the Issachar Movement, a consulting group designed to bridge the generation gap within churches and to train a new generation of prophetic church leadership. Rev. Moss is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he served as Student Government President. He received his MDiv with a concentration in Ethics and Theology from Yale University.
Grace Baptist Church of Germantown
25 West Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 11:15 am
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is a founding member and Senior Fellow of The Jamestown Project, and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. His first book, Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2000), won the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize. He is also the editor of Is it Nation Time?: Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism (University of Chicago Press, 2002), and, with Cornel West, author of African American Religious Studies: An Anthology (Westminster/ John Knox Press, 2003). Dr. Glaude earned his BA from Morehouse College, MA from Temple University, and PhD from Princeton University.
Lecture: The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center,
7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rev. Dr. Kevin Dudley serves as pastor of The Church at North Pointe, a growing ELCA congregation in northern Columbus, Ohio. He has served in senior pastoral leadership with healthy congregations ranging from 100 members to over 5,000, and has been blessed to preach the gospel around the nation. He serves as Affiliated Professor of African American Studies at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology and Homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary, and Adjunct Professor of Religion at Ohio Christian University. He received a BA from Franklin University, MDiv and STM from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and DMin in Leadership from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is completing a PhD in Systematic Theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Reformation Lutheran Church
1215 East Vernon Road, Philadelphia, PA 19150
The Black Sacred Music Concert is a service of worship featuring a variety of sacred music from the Black Church tradition. The Lutheran Theological Seminary choir under the direction of Dr. Michael Krentz, LTSP Director of Music Ministries and Seminary Cantor, will be joined by Sheila D. Booker, accomplished soloist and music director of both the Philadelphia Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Olney.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. He is the author of dfree®: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery, published by Zondervan. Founded in 2005, his dfree® campaign is the linchpin of a successful strategy to lead people, families and organizations out of debt to attain financial independence. Dr. Soaries and his dfree® strategy were the focus of the third installment of CNN’s Black in America documentary “Almighty Debt.” Dr. Soaries served as New Jersey’s 30th Secretary of State, and is a popular speaker at colleges, universities, conferences, and churches around the world as well as a frequent advisor to major corporations in the areas of diversity, philanthropy, and community relations. Dr. Soaries earned a BA from Fordham University, MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and DMin from United Theological Seminary. He has also received six honorary Doctorate degrees.
Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ
6401 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rev. Dr. Jessica K. Ingram serves as Episcopal Supervisor overseeing work of women in 275 churches for the Tenth Episcopal District of the AME church, covering the state of Texas. Prior to this position, she served as Supervisor of Missions for the Fifteen Episcopal District of the AME Church. Dr. Ingram served 13 years as full time assistant pastor of Oak Grove AME Church of Detroit, Michigan. Her passions for ministry focus on women and missions. She founded the L.I.F.T. Women’s Resource Center in Detroit and the Women of Hope Project Inc., and has designed and implemented six International Women’s Convocations bringing together women from the USA and Africa. She has a BA in Special Education, University of Missouri; MA in Guidance and Counseling, St. Louis University; MRE, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary; DMin in Spiritually, United Theological Seminary; and was trained in Spiritual Direction at the Colombiere Center.
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
419 S 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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