Wed, February 6, 2013 10:00 AM
Featured Speaker: Dr. F. Bruce Williams, Senior Pastor of Bates Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The congregation has grown exponentially, seeing its membership increase from a hundred members to over five thousand members. Dr. Williams strives to lead people to their divine destiny with God, showing them through Worship, Christian Education and Discipleship, that God has a plan for all his children. Pastor Williams’ desire to reach others extends beyond the pulpit in his position as the President of the Educational Ministry of the Central District Baptist Association; the largest Baptist Associate in the state, Chairman of the Trustees at Simmons College of Kentucky a historical college for African American students. Dr. Williams is often honored and recognized for his outstanding achievements and in 2005 was inducted into the William H. Sheppard Excellence in the Community Hall of Fame- a distinguished honor for those making significant and notable contributions within the community and was nominated for the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Earning numerous honors, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida A & M University and went on to obtain his Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctorate in Ministry from the United Theological Seminary.
10:00 A.M. Chapel Presentation – The Ransdell Chapel