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Hampton University Ministers' Conference to focus on Preaching for the Future
05/30/2017 - #211

HAMPTON, Va. — The 103rd Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and 83rd Annual Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild Workshop will convene on the campus of Hampton University from June 4-9. The Hampton University Ministers' Conference is the largest gathering of interdenominational African-American clergy in the world of its kind.


The theme for this year’s conference is “Preaching Forward, Forward Preaching: Prophetic Preaching.” The core bible verse for this year’s conference comes fromActs 2:17 “In the last days God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people; your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see vision, your old men will dream dreams.”


Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick. Jr., Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Jacksonville, FL, will serve as this year’s conference and communion preacher. Other nationally acclaimed speakers for the conference include: Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Senior Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, TX; Rev. Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr., Pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield and Suisun City, CA; Rev. Dr. Stephanie B. Crowder, Bible professor and pop culture educator; Rev. Dr. Alison Gise Johnson, Associate Professor of Historical and Theological Studies and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA; Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Weah, Senior Pastor of the New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD; Rev. Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff, Pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church of Houston, TX; and Rev. Dr. Lance D. Watson, Senior Pastor of the Saint Paul's Baptist Church of Richmond, VA.


The enduring vision of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference is to be a model of non-sectarian interdenominational cooperation in the African-American church and in the world. The conference’s mission is to build and promote the kingdom of God on earth and serve as an opportunity for leaders to come together for an intense time of fellowship, spiritual renewal and discussion of those problems all minsters share together. The on-site registration fee is $225. For information or to register, please call (757) 727-5681, email ministersconference@hamptonu.edu or visit http://minconf.hamptonu.edu.

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