The UTI 2013 Lecture and Worship Celebration with the Rev. Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries

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The Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" SoariesThe 33rd anniversary of the founding of the seminary’s Urban Theological Institute (UTI) will be celebrated Tuesday, September 24 with the annual Lecture and Worship Celebration including a lecture and preaching by the Rev. Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries.

Soaries is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. He formerly served as New Jersey’s Secretary of State, and his work was featured in the acclaimed CNN documentary entitled “Almighty Debt.” He is the author of dfree TM: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery (Zondervan).

His lecture will be held at 11:15 am on Tuesday, September 24, in The Brossman Center on LTSP’s campus. At 7:00 pm that evening he will preach at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 West Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Soaries holds a BA from Fordham University, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a DMin from United Theological Seminary. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Donna, and twin sons, Malcolm and Martin.

An offering will be received at both events to support the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Endowed Chair in African American Studies at LTSP.

Visit the UTI Annual Lecture and Worship Celebration pages for more including video of Dr. Soaries preaching at Preaching with Power 2013 and reports on previous celebrations.