PREACHING SCHEDULE

January 18/19

6:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am/Village 11:30 am
Rev. Marc A. Lavarin, ASBC Rev. Marla C. Hawkins, ASBC Minister Elijah McDavid III, ASBC Minister Barbara Florvil, ASBC

January 25/26

Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall-Turman, Yale Divinity School

Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall-Turman, Yale Divinity School

Eboni Marshall Turman teaches constructive theology, ethics, and African American religion at Yale University Divinity School.  Her research interests include the varieties of 20th century US theological liberalisms, most especially Black and womanist theological, social ethical, and theo-aesthetic traditions. In addition to several journal articles and book chapters, she is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon(link is external).

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February 1 /2

Rev. Dr. Lisa Ashe, ASBC

7:30, 9:30am/Village, 11:30am
HBCU College Weekend

February 8/9

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church, Decatur, GA

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Hale received a Bachelor of Arts in music from Hollins University; a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. She holds five honorary Doctorates of Divinity and an honorary Doctor of Law degree. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

As a woman of vision, Dr. Hale is revered worldwide for her leadership, integrity, and compassion. Her vision and leadership led her to establish two ministries; Elah Pastoral Ministries, Inc. and the Women in Ministry Conference, Inc. Elah is a mentoring program to assist in the spiritual and practical development of pastors and para-church leaders and the Women in Ministry Conference is a premiere national conference with a focused mission to develop, coach, and mentor Christian women in ministry for the 21st Century.  READ MORE…

February 15/16

6:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am/Village 11:30 am
Rev. Shavon-Arline Bradley, ASBC Dr. Timothy T. Boddie, ASBC Rev. Shavon-Arline Bradley, ASBC Rev. Dr. Roslyn Brock, ASBC

February 22/23

6:00pm & 7:30am

Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan, Pastor, St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA

On May 17, 2009, the congregation of the historic 119-year-old St. Paul’s Baptist Church, located in the heart of Philadelphia, called the Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan as the church’s first female pastor. Dr. Callahan delivered her first sermon as St. Paul’s pastor titled “It’s Time” on May 31 to an excited congregation of St. Paul’s members and friends. After a series of pre-installation celebrations, St. Paul’s installed Dr. Callahan as their 5th Pastor on September 27, 2009.

A native of Gary, West Virginia, Dr. Callahan experienced her first Christian education and formation at Apostolic Temple Church where she developed an enduring love for Jesus Christ and for Christ’s body, the Church. Having experienced her call to ministry at an early age, Dr. Callahan began the public proclamation of the gospel at age 19. READ MORE…

9:30am & 11:30am
Senior Youth Black History Month Play

February 29/March 1

6:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am/Village & 11:30 am
Minister Elijah McDavid III, ASBC Rev. Marcia M. Norfleet, ASBC Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, ASBC

March 7/8

Rev. John Adolph, Pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Beaumont, TX

Dr. John Robert “Bobby” Adolph was born April 9, 1966 in Houston, Texas to the late Seymour V., Sr. and Barbara Jean Adolph.  He attended East Houston Elementary School, Kirby Middle School and Smiley Senior High School. He entered Texas Southern University on full scholarship in 1984 and received a BBA Degree in December 1989. After being ordained in the ministry by his father, Rev. Seymour Adolph, Sr., at New Hope Baptist Church, Houston TX., in 1992 he continued matriculating at Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, GA.  While in Georgia he met and married the love of his life, Dorrie Eileen and they are now the proud parents of two children, Sumone and Jonathan.

Upon graduation from Morehouse with a degree of Master of Divinity, Pastor Adolph was called to become the Under Shepherd of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas.  He accepted this call and has continued to lead the flock for eighteen years. In pursuit to further his education and his desire to learn more of the teachings of religion, he entered the Houston School of Theology and graduated with his doctorate degree. READ MORE…

March 14/15

6:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am/Village 11:30 am
Minister Barbara Florvil, ASBC Rev. Edward Y. Jackson, ASBC Rev. Marc Lavarin, ASBC Rev. LaTasha Morgan, ASBC

March 21/22

Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas, Christian Theological Seminary

Frank A. Thomas, PhD, currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana. A revised and updated version of They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration In Preaching was released in August 2013. To complement this classic preaching book, Thomas published, in 2014, Preaching as Celebration Digital Lecture Series and Workbook. For many years, Thomas has also taught preaching to Doctoral and Masters level students at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, and United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio. He is the CEO of Hope For Life International, Inc., which formerly published The African American Pulpit. Thomas also serves as a member of the International Board of Societas Homiletica, an international society of teachers of preaching.

Thomas is the author of How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon and Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching, released by Abingdon Press respectively, February, 2018 and November 2016. He also co-edited Preaching With Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons 1750 to the Present with Martha Simmons, published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2010. This critically acclaimed book offers a rare view of the unheralded role of the African American preacher in American history. Thomas is also the author of several other books on subjects from matters of prayer to spiritual maturity. READ MORE…

March 28/29

6:00pm, 7:30, 9:30am/Village, 11:30am

Rev. Emmett L. Dunn, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

April 4/5

Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, ASBC