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Preaching with Power 2013: Preachers and Speaker
Sunday, March 10 - Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Thirty-first Anniversary of Preaching with Power brought another week of outstanding preaching, teaching and a Celebration of
Music in the African American Church to Philadelphia.
Celebration of Music in the African American Church A service of worship featuring a variety of sacred music from the African American 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.
Janes Memorial United Methodist Church
41-59 E Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Monday, March 11, 2013, 7:00 pm
, affectionately known as “Pas,” is the founder and senior pastor of The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church, Houston, Texas). He preached his first sermon at age sixteen in his native Houston. The Church Without Walls began with 32 members, and now embraces 24,000 families meeting in three locations. Dr. West completed degrees at Bishop College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Beeson Divinity School, where he received his DMin. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Preaching at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He has wisdom beyond his years, and a preaching style that includes careful explanation of scripture combined with his signature ability to tell detailed, credible stories from contemporary life that enrich the sermon and relate to the congregation. Dr. West has spoken multiple times at conferences such as Hampton University Ministers’ Conference.Dr. Ralph D. West
Grace Baptist Church of Germantown
25 West Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 11:15 am
is the Elmer G. Homrighausen Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Pierce earned her MA in English and African American Studies and her PhD in English from Cornell University. A member of an Assemblies of God church, she serves on the executive committee for the Society of Literature and Religion, and is a member of the Modern Language Association and the American Academy of Religion. Her research interests lie in African American literature and culture, religious studies, and nineteenth-century American literature. She teaches courses in African American religious history, womanist theology, and literature and religion. Her first book, Hell Without Fires, and forthcoming book, With Fear and Trembling, focus on the historical and contemporary significance of the African American religious tradition.
Lecture: The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center,
7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:00 pm
The Rt. Rev. Nathan D. Baxter is the tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, and the 1,010 in succession in the Episcopal Church. Before his election, Bishop Baxter was rector of historic Saint James Episcopal Church (1744), Lancaster, the largest parish in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. He was dean of Washington (DC) National Cathedral from 1991 to 2003, and served as Chief Administrative Officer of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. He has received numerous distinguished honors from colleges, universities, and seminaries, including eight honorary doctorates. Among his publications are Visions for the Millennium, the award winning Challenge and Comfort: A Pastor’s Thoughts for a Troubled Nation, and numerous sermons and essays on faith and public life. He graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1976 with honors and prizes in Homiletics and Christology, and earned the DMin from Lancaster in 1984.
Reformation Lutheran Church
1215 East Vernon Road, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Dr. Alyn E. Waller is the Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Waller became the pastor of Enon Tabernacle in July 1994, and since the church has experienced unprecedented congregational and spiritual growth. Enon Tabernacle gathers weekly for three worship services, one on Saturday evening and two on Sunday morning. Discipleship is undergirded by three weekly bible study experiences, including the “Hour of Power” lunch in center city Philadelphia. Dr. Waller has lectured at numerous institutions throughout the United States and overseas, including ten days in Seoul, South Korea, preaching the gospel at the Myung Presbyterian Church, the Yoida Full Gospel Church, and The Suwon Full Gospel Church. He ministers in song both as a soloist and with the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Mass Choir. Dr. Waller earned a BA from Ohio University, MDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a DMin from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6:30 pm
Bishop Martin Luther Johnson is the jurisdictional Bishop for the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of New Jersey, Church of God in Christ. He is a remarkable preacher and leader with a very impressive history of service to the church. Bishop Johnson is a first generation COGIC member. He served as a pastor in Florida for 15 years before resigning in order to attend seminary. While in seminary, he pastored a church in Athens, Georgia. He later resigned to serve as a chaplain in the Army, where he rose to the rank of colonel before retiring in 1996. Crowning his 41 years as a pastor, he has served as a pastor in New Jersey for the past 23 years. Bishop Johnson earned a BS from Palm Beach Atlantic University, MDiv from The Interdenominational Theological Center, MS from University of Central Texas, PhD (ABD) from New York University, and PhD from The International Seminary, along with United States Army Chaplain Officer Basic and Advanced courses and work at the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ
6401 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:00 pm
Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram The Rt. Rev. Gregory G.M. Ingram was elected and consecrated the 118th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2000., and first appointed as bishop to the Fifteenth Episcopal District, which comprises Angola, Namibia, and most of South Africa. Upon his return from Africa, he was assigned bishop of the Tenth Episcopal District in Texas, and in 2012 was assigned bishop of the First Episcopal District, which covers the Bermuda, New Jersey, Delaware, New England, New York, Western New York and Philadelphia Conferences, and chairman of the Board of Trustees at Payne Theological Seminary. He is a dynamic preacher and lecturer, often sought to speak at churches, colleges, universities, and civic functions, and author of a number of publications, including Equipping the Saints for Service. Bishop Ingram holds a BA from Wilberforce University, MA from Antioch College, MDiv from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and DMin from United Theological Seminary. Bishop Ingram’s wife, the Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram, preached during Preaching with Power in 2012, making Bishop and Dr. Ingram the first couple to have preached at Preaching with Power
Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church
428 North 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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